About seven months ahead of the first session of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome, the Vatican has announced a small planning committee for the gathering that includes Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas.
Only in Print: St. Patrick’s Legacy Gloriously Transcends His Legends
“My name is Patrick. … I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all believers. I am looked down upon by many.”
17th-Century Nun Championed Women’s Rights, Love of God in Colonial Mexico
“You foolish men,” begins a poem by one of Mexico’s most renowned writers.
American Lay Missionaries Fan Embers of Catholic Faith In Ireland
Claire Guernsey was eager to share her deeply held faith with the restless audience of Irish schoolkids. The students, however, didn’t share her enthusiasm. In fact, they were practically surly.
Attacks on Nicaragua’s Catholic and Civil Society Entities Must Stop, Says Human Rights Watch Head
Nicaragua’s assaults on Catholic and other educational institutions, its stripping political opponents of citizenship, and its arrest of political opponents must stop, said Human Rights Watch’s acting executive director, Tirana Hassan.
Argentina Celebrates 10 Years of the First Latin American Pontiff
Argentine Catholics marked the 10 years of Pope Francis’ election by celebrating Mass March 12, giving thanks for the papacy of the prelate they previously knew as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires whose pastoral work put a priority on the poor and those on the peripheries.
Caritas, Catholic Universities in Nicaragua Shut Down by Ortega Regime
In what is the latest move to suppress the Catholic Church in Nicaragua, the government has rescinded the legal status and seized the assets of the nation’s Caritas branches and two Catholic universities, essentially shutting them down.
Cardinal Gregory Reminds Catholics to ‘Intensify’ Prayers for Ukraine
More than a year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington is reminding Catholics that regardless of the amount of news coverage the war does or doesn’t receive, it’s important to draw inspiration from the affected Ukrainian civilians and children “to intensify our prayers and commitment to peace.”
A Timeline of the First 10 Years of Pope Francis’ Papacy
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is elected pope on the second day of the conclave, becoming the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European elected in almost 1,300 years.
Pontiff Continues Challenging Catholics to Live Out Gospel
In the days leading up to the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate on March 13, many people have been talking about the pope’s impact and his continued message.