Lenten sacrifices aim to bring you closer to God, "something that helps lessen all the distraction and noise. And certainly social media is a lot of distractions and noise," a Maryland priest said.
In four distinct languages, the videos explore Catholic social teaching and examine participation in public life to make the bishops' teaching more accessible.
And none of it was really planned.
Churches will be eerily empty the next two weekends and even more noticeably so on Ash Wednesday.
Their wedding preparations were a bit unusual: traveling 74 miles on foot to its destination.
The tomb of St. Peter is a place to renew love and gratitude to Christ for "breaking into our lives even maybe when we weren't hoping for or expecting it," Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted said.
An unusual suggestion in the document was that people turn to poetry and delve into Amazonian stories to discover how unique the region is and to feel more deeply its importance.
The crisis in the Church today is one of evangelization, or rather, one of a failure to evangelize, especially to and within the Catholic family, Carl Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus’ international organization, said at the 2020 Catholic Men’s Conference.
True to what the universal Catholic Church is, "Querida Amazonia" (Beloved Amazonia), seeks a Church present and active with "Amazonian features," which means local cultures are preserved, nature is protected and more.
Catholic Women of Phoenix and its upcoming conference’s keynote speaker have a mutual friend: their patron saint, St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross, also known as Edith Stein.