A U.S.-based international Catholic agency July 28 issued a plea for emergency funds to help tens of thousands of Christians forced to flee their homes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Going by the pseudonym “X,” Pope Leo XIII anonymously crafted poetic puzzles in Latin for a Roman periodical at the turn of the 19th century.
- His voice breaking with emotion, Giovanni Traettino, a Pentecostal pastor in southern Italy and longtime friend of Pope Francis, welcomed the pope, “my beloved brother,” to his partially built church in Caserta.
Sara Schultz is religious educator, lector at Mellen parish.
“Mary: Virgin, Mother and Queen: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics” by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ. Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Indiana, 2014). 160 pp., $9.95. “Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and Their Graces” by Julie Cragon. Servant Books (Cincinnati, 2014). 145 pp., $15.99. “Mary: Help in Hard Times — Stories and Prayers” by Marianne Lorraine […]
No one can accuse French writer-director Luc Besson of having made a dull film in “Lucy” (Universal).
But giddy sci-fi notions pepper his bizarre action thriller, while harsh events unfold amid its gritty setting, making this breakneck outing a suitable ride only for those grown-ups with seasoned judgment.
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As the death toll in Gaza surpasses 1,000, violent demonstrations in the West Bank leave dead and wounded, and an entire Christian community is exiled from the Iraqi city of Mosul by Islamic extremists, Christians in the Holy Land find themselves facing harsh realities.
The bishop of Fargo urged Native American Catholics to continue to look to the “unknown maiden in the wilderness” as their role model in walking humbly with God.
n the 75th anniversary of the Tekakwitha Conference, Native American Catholics came together again to review the past, plan for the future and recharge their faith.
To end the U.S.-Mexico border crisis, the United States must address the flow of illegal drugs and arms and the harmful economic policies forcing children and families to leave Central America for the U.S., said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace.
Peter Chrysologus circa 380 – circa 450 feast – July 30 Born in northeastern Italy, Peter was a deacon before Emperor Valentinian III named him archbishop of Ravenna, capital of the Western empire, about 425. The empress heard his first sermon as bishop and became a patron regarding building projects and church reforms. Many of […]