Readings: • 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a • Psa 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 • Rom 6:3-4, 8-11 • Mt 10:37-42 A great paradox—perhaps the paradox—of Christian belief and spirituality is that true and everlasting life comes through […]
A generation ago we bemoaned the many uncatechized Catholics sitting in the pews. Many of the children of that generation are now Millennials who have wandered beyond uncatechized to unchurched. They rarely attend Mass, if […]
Pope Francis baptizes a baby at Gemelli Hospital in Rome on March 31, 2023. / Credit: Screen shot of Vatican Media video
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Mar 31, 2023 / 09:32 am (CNA).
While staying at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital where he is undergoing t… […]
Archbishop Arthur Roche at a Vatican press conference on Feb. 10, 2015. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA.
CNA Newsroom, Mar 30, 2023 / 13:30 pm (CNA).
The Vatican’s liturgy czar has intervened against the implementation of resolutions of the German Synodal… […]
Pope Francis greets pilgrims from the popemobile in St. Peter’s Square on March 8, 2023. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA
Vatican City, Mar 8, 2023 / 05:00 am (CNA).
Pope Francis said Wednesday that there is no option to be “passive subjects” when it comes … […]
Pope Francis baptized 13 babies in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 8, 2023. / Screenshot from Vatican Media live on YouTube
Vatican City, Jan 8, 2023 / 03:20 am (CNA).
Pope Francis baptized babies in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday and encouraged paren… […]
Where does the term “spring cleaning” come from? If you grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder, you might know that our pioneer ancestors spent days every spring beating soot and dust out of their carpets […]
Among the numerous lessons for Lent that can be gleaned from reflecting on the conversion of St. Paul, and especially the fruit of that conversion embodied in his teaching, let us focus first on his […]
Readings: • Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15 • Ps 103: 1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11 • 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12 • Lk 13:1-9 When asked why they climb, professional mountaineers often give varied but interconnected reasons. They […]
Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck of Essen, Germany. / Nicole Cronauge/Bistum Essen.
Essen, Germany, Mar 15, 2022 / 06:00 am (CNA).
A German Catholic diocese has commissioned 17 women to administer baptisms, citing a shortfall in the number of priest… […]