While U.S. Catholics are divided both in the pews and in public life – perhaps more than ever before – nearly 1,200 Catholics came together at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington “not as members of political parties, but as brothers and sisters in Christ.”
“The Edmundite Show” is a weekly half-hour program on YouTube presented by Vermont-based Fathers Lino Oropeza and Michael Carter, priests of the Society of St. Edmund.
In less than two weeks, Matthew and Stephanie Zinser and their three young sons are leaving everything behind their families, jobs and Glendale home – to answer the call to live as missionary disciples.
Delegates at the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders. The Joy of the Gospel in America” have their work cut out for them but they are equipped to do it, said speakers at the final plenary session July 4.
Jesus took a few loaves and fishes and turned them into a feast for thousands, offering the church an example of faith in action, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said in sending 3,500 delegates home from the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America.”
by Father John P. Cush
IF WE WERE to reflect on each pope since the Second Vatican Council, each – in his own way – contributed to the concept of the New Evangelization.
Acknowledging and sharing God’s mercy is a permanent part of the Christian life, so initiatives undertaken during the special Year of Mercy must continue, Pope Francis said.
This Sunday we will celebrate Catechetical Sunday. This year’s theme is “Prayer, the Faith Prayed.” Catechetical Sunday is always celebrated at the beginning of the academic year because this is when our programs of catechesis begin in earnest.
Brooklyn’s newest auxiliary bishop was welcomed back to the diocese Aug. 4 with a Mass of thanksgiving and reception at the Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center in Douglaston, Queens.
The African family, with its reverence of elders, sense of solidarity and community and adherence to religious traditions has great gifts that need to be shared, a Louisiana bishop said Aug. 6 in addressing a group of about 300 Catholics who hail from the continent.