Celebrando Aniversarios Matrimoniales

La Iglesia nos ha dado una nueva traducción al inglés de su orden de celebración de matrimonio. Este nuevo documento litúrgico nos ofrece una buena oportunidad para la catequesis sobre la vocación del matrimonio en la Iglesia y la sociedad. Teniendo en cuenta esto, a partir de hoy, examinaré algunas de las ideas frescas y nuevas prácticas litúrgicas encontradas en este maravilloso nuevo ritual.

Pope Francis’ Game Plan; Part Five: Who Do You Say I Am?

It should come as no surprise that Pope Francis has much to say about Jesus, since Peter and all his successors have been called by God to make Christ known and loved.

Word to Life: Oct. 30, 2016, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amid last summer’s series of tragic shootings in cities across the country, a news story reported that the alleged gunman who killed several police officers in Dallas had received tactical instruction at a private self-defense academy two years earlier.

Journalist with family ties to Juárez goes as both reporter and pilgrim

CIUDAD JUÁREZ ― There was lots of excitement as I drove with my family to Ciudad Juárez yesterday afternoon. For my family, this trip was three-fold. First, I am covering Pope Francis’ visit to this city. Secondly, we’re coming as pilgrims. And lastly, I’m coming home — my mother grew up in Juárez, and I’m staying with my aunt.

Defending Marriage and the Family

Throughout the history of salvation, God chooses to use what seems too small and insignificant to accomplish his purposes. Small realities, ordinary people: like the poor young children of Fatima, like the family.

Love of God shines in ‘Drop Box’ movie about abandoned babies

The “baby box” he set up at the front of his home looks like it could be a mailbox, but there’s a sign over it that reads “Leave babies here.” And many desperate parents do.

Our Lady of Fatima Centenary

A hundred years ago, on the 13th day of every month from May through October of 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three children near Fatima in Portugal, bringing them an urgent message, calling for repentance and prayer, a message that has no less urgency today.

@Pontifex opens windows of Church to new generation

Fifty years ago, Pope John XXIII famously opened the windows of the Church. With Twitter, Pope Benedict XVI is doing the same for a new, more plugged-in generation of Catholics.

El Matrimonio es hermosa

En 30 de diciembre de 2016, en la fiesta de la Sagrada Familia, un Rito Revisado para el Matrimonio comenzó a ser utilizado en toda la Iglesia anglosajona. Se llama la Orden para Celebrar el Matrimonio. Aunque gran parte del Rito sigue siendo el mismo, los cambios sirven para profundizar en la belleza de la expresión simbólica del matrimonio, así como para irradiar la verdad inmutable del matrimonio en nuestra cultura.

Cremated remains should be treated with the same dignity given to the human body...

As people of faith, we know that this was not the end of the story. On the third day, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, rose from the dead and gave hope to all who believe in Him that, as St. John will remind us, “we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 Jn 3:2). Like Jesus, we will die. Like Jesus, we will rise from the dead. The reality that we are confronted with death is both mysterious and full of hope.