The service marked the start of the worldwide celebration of “24 Hours for the Lord,” a period when at least one church in every diocese was invited to be open all night — or at least for extended hours — for confession and eucharistic adoration.
A heart filled with scorn, vain presumption is a ticket to hell, pope says
Looking ahead: 2023 Lenten opportunities in the diocese
Local religious communities will be hosting a variety of Lenten services, retreats and other events.
South Sudan bishop: Continuing attacks in the country will not stop the papal visit
In what is called the Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Peace, Pope Francis will visit South Sudan’s capital, Juba, along with Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and the Rev. Iain Greenshields, moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, from Feb. 3-5.
Vatican will do whatever possible to broker cease-fire, pope says
Meeting Jesuits in Kazakhstan in early September, the pope said too many people have taken a simplistic view of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Asian bishops commit to work with nations, NGOs for better continent
One of the paths they identified was “bridge-building” among religions and traditions and also “principled engagement with governments” and nongovernmental agencies on issues of human rights, eradication of poverty, human trafficking, care of the earth, and other common concerns.
Reconciliation: Catholic-Methodist dialogue looks at rituals, mission
Exploring their sacraments, rituals and outreach that promote reconciliation with God and among people, Catholic and Methodist experts acknowledged in a new document that divided Christians “fall short of what it means to be the church.”
At audience, pope reflects on ‘penitential pilgrimage’ to Canada
The pope said his reason for visiting, “was to meet the Indigenous peoples to express to them my closeness and my sorrow, and to ask for forgiveness for the harm done to them by those Christians, including many Catholics.
Commitment to multicultural Canada needs real effort, pope says
The pope met with government, civic and Indigenous leaders at the fortress, the official residence of the governor general of Canada.