A possible Eucharistic miracle in Connecticut is now under investigation by the Vatican.
Possible Eucharistic miracle in Connecticut under Vatican investigation
After multiple mass shootings, Atlanta archbishop calls for ‘prayer that leads to action’
“Prayer that leads to action” is needed to counter a bewildering rise in mass shootings and gun violence, said Atlanta Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer.
Photos of the week May 5, 2023
Photos featured this week include a Mass for construction workers, abortion activists in South Carolina and more.
Catholic governors inconsistent on role of death penalty
Some Catholic governors are embracing the use of capital punishment as part of their political platforms despite the Catholic Church’s opposition to the practice. Another Catholic governor in a southern state recently called for an end to the practice.
Priest buys, dedicates new cemetery plots for ‘lost sheep’ on ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’
Philadelphia priest Father Douglas McKay, a longtime minister to the dying and to those in addiction, on April 30 blessed and dedicated 40 cemetery plots he had purchased to create a “Good Shepherd” section at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield, Pennsylvania.
After praying for peace in Ukraine, pope greets Russian Orthodox official
Shortly after urging people to pray the rosary for peace and entrusting the people of Ukraine to Mary’s care, Pope Francis met briefly with Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, director of external relations for the Russian Orthodox Church
From food distribution to trauma therapy, Ukrainian priest is on wound-healing mission for displaced Ukrainians
The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known colloquially as the “Dominican Church,” is the best-known landmark in Ternopil in western Ukraine. Before World War II, it was a Dominican Catholic Church, closed by the communists in 1945 and handed over to Ukrainian Catholics in 1989. For many Ukrainians pouring westward to flee conflict, the baroque 18th-century church with its distinct twin bell towers, standing tall above the old city’s red rooftops, proved a natural beacon for those propelled far from home.
World Youth Day helps inspire young people to serve others, pope says
World Youth Day is an antidote against indifference, isolation and lethargy, Pope Francis said. Since World Youth Days were established by St. John Paul II in 1985, “they have involved, moved, stirred and challenged generations of women and men,” he said in the preface of a new book, “A Long Journey to Lisbon,” by Aura Miguel, a Portuguese journalist for Rádio Renascença. Vatican News published the preface May 2.