In the spotlight: Lenten confession, St. Patrick’s Day, Sea of Galilee boat
Photos of the Week: March 20, 2023
Pope announces ecumenical prayer before synod assembly in October
Encouraging Catholics to participate in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis also announced that before the assembly of the Synod of Bishops opens in early October, there will be an ecumenical prayer vigil in St. Peter’s Square.
Cardinal Pell’s faith, suffering remembered at Vatican funeral
Cardinal Pell died of a heart attack Jan. 10 at a Rome hospital after undergoing hip surgery. He was 81. His burial was scheduled for Feb. 2 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, where he had served as archbishop before Pope Francis chose him as prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy.
Pope to confer ministries of lector, catechist at Mass Jan. 22
The theme for the 2023 Sunday of the Word of God celebration is: “We proclaim what we have seen,” a quotation from 1 John 1:3.
At funeral, pope remembers Benedict’s ‘wisdom, tenderness, devotion’
Pope Benedict XVI “spread and testified to” the Gospel his entire life, Pope Francis told tens of thousands of people gathered Jan. 5 for his predecessor’s funeral Mass.
Nation/World news briefs: Jan. 3, 2023
In focus: New Mexico bankruptcy settlement, Catholic university to close, Eritrean bishop released
On New Year’s, pope calls for taking the risk of changing the world
The best way to usher in a truly “new” year is to stop waiting for things to get better on their own, and instead recognize what is essential and reach out now to help others, Pope Francis said.
Love comes first, pope says in letter on teaching of St. Francis de Sales
Pope Francis said he was convinced that the French saint’s “flexibility and his farsighted vision have much to say to us,” especially in recognizing the real-life struggles of ordinary people and judging faith by love.