Myths about the pilgrims and religious freedom have obscured some surprising truths about this great American holiday.
Did you know that Thanksgiving is
a Catholic holiday? True, it’s not on the Church calendar. And it is celebrated
only in America, whereas Church holidays are universal.
Our national holiday is certainly
an event that has taken on a life of its own, with an established tradition
involving turkey and mashed potatoes, football, shopping, a...
Peace, poverty, and the environment will be the themes at the forefront of the Pope’s six-day trip to three African countries, Nov. 25-30.
Pope Francis met the Kenyan bishops during their ad limina visit at the Vatican
in April 2015, one of them, Bishop Anthony Muheria of the Diocese of Kitui,
joked in Italian, “Thank you, Your Holiness, for saying you will come to
Kenya!”to which Pope Francis replied, “No, no, I only said I was thinking
about it!” Four months later, on Au...
While Mass-attendance rates have steeply declined over the last 30 years, today France is witnessing the rise of an increasingly self-confident—and dynamically orthodox—Catholicism.
think about France and religion today, the images that usually come to mind are
those of a highly secular society with a growing Islamic presence: a
combination of widespread indifferentism, epicurean Voltairans, persistent
anti-Semitism, increasingly radicalized Muslims, and now jihadist-inspired and
organized terrorism. But now even some secular French journalists...
The African cardinal's new book addresses gender ideology, the definition of marriage, the mission of the Church, the joy of the Gospel and loss of faith
At the presentation of his new book Cardinal Robert Sarah said that Western society is rapidly forgetting God, and expressed his desire to help people rediscover him through both prayer and witness.
“I would like to help people discover God in their lives, because many of us have lost God,” Cardinal Sarah told CNA at the Nov. 20 presentation of his new book,
Revisions to bishops’ “Faithful Citizenship” document prompt discussion of Church social teaching and Pope Francis’ agenda.
their annual fall meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops voted to issue a new
introductory note and make limited revisions to their quadrennial statement on
the vote was overwhelmingly in favor, it was not without controversy.
voting guide, “Forming Consciences for Faithful ...