Michael Madrigal, a lay minister in the Diocese of San Bernardino, recites the “Native American Prayer to the Four Directions” at the beginning of the diocese’s opening Mass for the Synod on Synodality, Oct. 17, 2021 at Holy Angels Church in Rive… […]
Readings: • Jer 31:7-9 • Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 • Heb 5:1-6 • Mk 10:46-52 “In the beginning,” states Lumen Gentium, the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, “God made human nature one […]
Pope John Paul II circa 1991.
Vatican City, Oct 22, 2021 / 16:10 pm (CNA).
You probably know that St. Pope John Paul II was the second longest-serving pope in modern history with 27 years of pontificate, and he was the first non-Italian pontiff … […]
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of talking with Eric Sammons, Editor of Crisis Magazine and host of Crisis Point, about my experience as an Eastern Catholic. We touch on a number of topics—historical, […]
Coming just after Hell and just before Heaven, the second of the three books that make up Dante’s Divine Comedy is the Purgatorio—Purgatory. In its ninth canto, Dante places these words in the mouth of […]
For the second time in a week, a group of Maine health-care workers challenging that state’s COVID-19 shot mandate has turned to the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency injunction to suspend the policy while […]
A statue of Bl. Charles de Foucauld in Strasbourg, France. / PhotoFires/Shutterstock
Rome Newsroom, Oct 21, 2021 / 06:05 am (CNA).
A canonization Mass is a global event, drawing thousands of people to the Vatican — the heart of the Catholic Chur… […]
Recently the capacious novelist Jonathan Franzen disclosed an ongoing preoccupation with “the inescapable nature of religion.” This is welcome news from unexpected quarters, proof that (as Pope Benedict XVI puts it) “men today feel the […]