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Archbishop Hebda: Holy Thursday announcement underscores importance of Eucharist, service, priesthood in new role

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 3 months 6 days ago
On March 22, Archbishop Bernard Hebda received a call from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the papal nuncio to the United States, with the news that Pope Francis had appointed him...

Churches say Holy Land violence must end

American Catholic - Top News - 3 months 6 days ago
JERUSALEM (CNS) -- The church must speak out against the continuing Israeli-Palestinian violence and remind people of their responsibilities, said representatives of the Catholic...

Airport chaplain struck by 'humanity' after Brussels blasts

American Catholic - Top News - 3 months 6 days ago
OXFORD, England (CNS) -- A Catholic priest who ministered to survivors of the attacks at Brussels airport said he was struck by the "profound humanity" shown by those caught up in...

Your task is to incarnate mercy, Pope Francis tells priests

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 6 days ago
Vatican City, Mar 24, 2016 / 04:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During Holy Thursday’s Chrism Mass Pope Francis focused on the topic of mercy, telling priests that one of their primary...

Your task is to incarnate mercy, Pope Francis tells priests

EWTN - Vatican News - 3 months 6 days ago
Vatican City, Mar 24, 2016 / 05:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During Holy Thursday's Chrism Mass Pope Francis focused on the topic of mercy, telling priests that one of their primary...

The much-loved Sister who showed me that being a nun is a wonderful vocation

Catholic Herald - 3 months 6 days ago
In Europe and the UK the vocation to become a nun is very uncommon today, especially among the teaching orders. My old school, once a convent boarding school, is typical of many...

Léon Bloy’s Role in the Catholicism of Jacques and Raissa Maritain

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 6 days ago
The world in which Raïssa Oumançoff and Jacques Maritain began life at the university was a spiritual desert. In a horrifying pact, they swore together to give themselves one...

The apprehension of Catholics on the eve of the Post-Synod Exhortation - Roberto de Mattei

Rorate Coeli - 3 months 6 days ago
The apprehension of Catholics on the eve of the Post-Synod ExhortationRoberto de MatteiCorrispondenza Romana March 23, 2016In this Holy Week of 2016, the sentiments and pain of...

Crony Capitalism: Inefficient, Unjust, and Corrupting

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 6 days ago
Donald Trump’s candidacy has brought many topics to greater public attention: everything from frustration with the political correctness that the left uses to stifle debate, to...

The First Holy Hour

Dominicana - 3 months 6 days ago
There are, in the life of the believer, occasions when the Lord seems to slumber. It isn’t that He feels completely absent—as He did to St. John of the Cross, Bl. Teresa of...

Pope Francis at Holy Thursday Chrism Mass: respond to God's �excess of mercy' with gratitude

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 6 days ago
Following the celebration of Terce from the Liturgy of the Hours, Pope Francis presided at the Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on Holy Thursday morning. “I would like to ...

Top Catholic Tweets for March 24th | Triduum – Easter edition

Call To Holiness - 3 months 6 days ago
Pope Francis launches Instagram account on March 12th: Papal Tweet: “I am beginning a new journey, on Instagram, to walk with you along the path of mercy and the tenderness of...

Film review: In a coastal sanctuary, priests face up to their sins

Catholic Herald - 3 months 6 days ago
This week sees the release of two films that focus on far-flung Christian communities thrown into chaos by past crimes and misdemeanours. Much the better of the two is The Club...

The ‘guardian angel’ of refugees

Catholic Herald - 3 months 6 days ago
Immigrants dying at sea, in boats that were vehicles of hope and became vehicles of death. When I first heard of this tragedy a few weeks ago, and realised that it happens all too...

A hot spot for spirituality

Catholic Herald - 3 months 6 days ago
Deep in the woods outside Vienna there is a monastery, Stift Heiligenkreuz, which draws more than 100,000 tourists a year. They come on day trips to visit one of the most...

Word this Week

Catholic Herald - 3 months 6 days ago
“You must have heard about Jesus of Nazareth. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power. They killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet three days afterwards God...

Vatican to release archival material on Argentine military dictatorship

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 6 days ago
At the request of Pope Francis, the Holy See will “open up for consultation the Vatican archives relating to the period of dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983),” according to ...

Beginning Triduum, Francis tells priests: God is mercy, not 'complicated theology' 

Vatican Insider - 3 months 6 days ago
Pope Francis began the global Catholic church’s celebration of the days leading to Easter with a call Thursday for people to “break out of our set ways” to be more merciful...

Pope Francis at Chrism Mass: full text of homily

News.va - 3 months 6 days ago
(Vatican Radio) On the morning of Holy Thursday, Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of Chrism at St Peter’s Basilica. During the Holy Mass, the Holy Father blessed the sacred oils...

Relatives of Romero, Argentine victims greet Pope

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 6 days ago
At the conclusion of his March 23 general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis embraced Cecilia Romero, who was 18 when her uncle, Blessed Óscar Romero, was martyred ...
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