In a letter, Pope Francis thanked a 15-year-old Spanish teen with an intellectual disability “for being inspired to walk and inviting many others to walk with you.”
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12
Second reading: Rom 8:28-30
Gospel: Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46
Any time an affront to human dignity occurs, whether in the Catholic Church or across broader society, Gloria Purvis explained, people of faith are called to confront it.
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Wis 12:13-16-19
Second reading: Rom 8:26-27
Gospel: Mt 13:24-43 or 13:24-30
During a time of crisis, two biblical scholars suggest picking up and reading the Old Testament, which most Catholics are not always deeply familiar with.
Pope Francis recognized Father Kino’s heroic virtues, giving him the title “venerable” and advancing his sainthood cause July 13.
As the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approach, Pope Francis continues to call to the world’s nuclear weapons-possessing nations to dismantle their arsenals.
The fire that ravaged Mission San Gabriel Arcángel church in the predawn hours of July 11 left behind a haunting scene.