Pope Francis donned a green hospital gown over his white cassock and entered the neonatal unit of a Rome hospital.
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faith formation director, Shirley Scapanski, will receive certification as lay ecclesial minister.
Pope Francis has called for several events to mark the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which runs through Nov. 20. One of those events is a Jubilee for Catechists.
For the gate is small and the way is narrow, Matthew said in his Gospel. Admonishing the sinner is a spiritual work of mercy meant to be a gentle way of helping a person correct wrong choices or behavior. That person, in turn, can then choose to make amends for what they have done and help others not to make the same mistakes they made.
Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor.
The pope reflected on the need for an integral ecology in Christian life in his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Sept. 1.
When Butch Mueller was a child, his father kept Maryknoll magazines around the house not only to instill in his children a sense of mission, but also to remind them of those in need around the world. “Whenever we complained about something, he’d pull out the magazines and show us the children in other parts […]
The smell of freshly sharpened pencils wafts through school hallways across the diocese as administrators, teachers and staff prepare to welcome students. Soon they’ll be met with eager faces anticipating all things new — friends, knowledge, opportunities, even new teachers and administrators. “We are always excited to start a new school year,” said Linda Kaiser, […]
Family, friends and community members flooded the parking lot at St. Anthony Church in Watkins Aug. 23 to remember the short life of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl at a candlelight vigil. Supporters carried candles, lighted paper luminaries in the symbol of a cross and lined the back of a flatbed truck with colorful votives. Balloons in […]
During his audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis led the recitation of the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary.
In his video message the bishop of Baton Rouge directed those who want to donate money or goods to go to the diocesan website.
The parish was founded in 1864 and now has 384 households. These questions were answered by parishioner Elissa Brenny, who was assisted by other parishioners. Q: What is the most interesting facet of your church building? A: We call our church “a cathedral in the country” — it is a rather large building. The present […]