Their primary role will forever be as husband and father, but a new, God-given title has six men permanently known by another title: deacon.
It’s that time of year when Americans turn their hearts toward home and prepare for a Thanksgiving feast, one that brings us around the table to celebrate.
Bike riding doesn’t just count as exercise, sight-seeing or even fundraising. It can just as easily count as a corporal work of mercy.
In a world with more than 33,000 Christian denominations, it’s rare to see leaders of several of them gathered in one place to pray for unity. Yet that’s exactly what happened Jan. 20 at St. Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church in Scottsdale. Leaders of the Arizona Faith Network and members of local congregations gathered for a prayer service during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an international Christian ecumenical event held annually since 1908.
The fact that his mother prayed the Rosary every day and went Mass frequently was crucial for Dcn. Martín Gallo to listen to the call from God to become a deacon.
Pope Francis will meet with a group of sex abuse victims for the first time in June, he told reporters May 26.
My mother and father’s 73-year marriage came full circle several weeks ago as Mom and the rest of our family lovingly ushered my father to the goal of their union from the beginning: the merciful encounter with our heavenly Father when this earthly life is done. The little church where we celebrated the funeral Mass was filled to overflowing with those touched by the truth, goodness and beauty of my parents’ deeply loving and fruitful, even if not perfect, union.
God did not come to the world with arrogance to impose his might; he offered his powerful love through a fragile child, Pope Francis said.
An array of negative emotions swirls behind the barbed wire, steel bars and cold concrete walls that surround jails and prisons across Arizona, but so does hope thanks to Catholic volunteers.
An Illinois bishop suggested 14 ways to close the racial divide. One of them: go to a weekday Mass and pray for guidance.