No one should be afraid to turn to God with prayer, especially in times of great doubt, suffering and need, Pope Francis said.
To find Catholics who have left the church, start looking at the faces in the pews, according to a recent report.
Miguel Servellon remembers that his mother’s prayers during difficult times of war in his native El Salvador included the phrase “life always has color,” words of comfort she used to transmit to her children the message that there is always beauty in the world even when times are hard.
San Franciscans celebrated the recently commissioned “Mass of the Americas” Dec. 8 for the feasts of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe at the archdiocese’s Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption.
Pope Francis concluded his public celebration of the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, by making the traditional papal visit to a statue of Mary erected in Rome’s historic center to honor Catholic teaching that Mary was conceived without sin.
Two recently published books encourage parents in this crucial role for the future of the church and give them the tools they need to do it in today’s world.
This innovative but noisy and frenetic animated take on the Marvel Comics saga features one novice web-slinger and a quintet of alternate versions of the title character who arrive on Earth from other dimensions. The resulting adventure is not for the easily jangled or the littlest tots. But it is otherwise suitable for a wide audience.
Just last year, Catholics were required to attend separate Masses two days in a row for the Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass. Now, they have a similar opportunity this year with the feast of the Immaculate Conception falling on a Saturday — Dec. 8.
The beatifications of 19 martyrs in Algeria will be a “great joy” to the church and will help unite Christians and Muslims of the country, said a French-Algerian archbishop.
Deacon Ray Helgeson said California’s wildfire and his faith have forged something new and unexpected in himself and other survivors.