Pope Francis returned to his roots July 12 when he visited Banado Norte, a poor neighborhood near the Paraguay River where residents battle seasonal flooding and face possible eviction.
Approximately 60 percent of the nation's U.S. Catholics under the age of 18 are Hispanic, meaning the future of Catholicism in the United States is linked to the Hispanic experience.
Praising Bolivia's efforts to include all its citizens in the country's economic, political and social life, Pope Francis also defended the record and the right of the Catholic Church to be an active member of society and the right of the bishops to comment on public issues.
Clergy and religious must remember that all they have is freely given by God and they must never forget where they came from, Pope Francis told sisters, priests, seminarians and bishops gathered July 8 at the El Quinche Marian shrine in Ecuador.
“The Virgin Mary struck her claim to our nation from the beginning,” Manny Yrique said July 4 during Phoenix’s Mass and Rosary closing out the local observation of the fourth annual nationwide Fortnight for Freedom.
His departure is in a few hours. Want to follow Pope Francis on his apostolic journey? The Catholic Sun has some suggestions.
The Fourth of July is a day of celebration, but it is also an ideal time to reflect on our freedoms and the sacrifices our service men and women have made to sustain them — men like Master Sgt. Pablo H. Villesca who witnessed Afghanistan's first free, direct elections.
It was standing room only for families, friends and supporters who packed Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral June 27, 2015, to witness Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted ordain Fernando Camou to the priesthood.
In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.
With just days to go until his ordination to the priesthood, Dcn. Fernando Camou turned his thoughts toward the momentous occasion.