The commission gathered in Rome to reflect on findings from the continental stage of the process leading up to the assemblies of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican in 2023 and 2024.
Church must be united but not uniform, say synod organizers
‘Communion’: For the life of the world, ‘come-unity’
“Perhaps a fruit of our Eucharistic Revival will be a reinvigoration of our desire to foster ecclesial communion. It’s the Eucharist itself that establishes and reinforces the communion of believers. The Eucharist is the tie that binds.”
Pope expresses concern for Syria; urges continued work for Christian unity
“As believers, we need to trust that the more we walk together, the more we will be mysteriously accompanied by Christ, for unity is a shared pilgrimage,” the pope said.
Virgin of Guadalupe ‘leads us to Jesus,’ who shows way to peace
The celebration, held Dec. 4, is the oldest religious procession in Los Angeles. It was established by Mexican Catholics who fled persecution by the Mexican government during the Cristero War in 1931.
Pope encourages Bahrain’s Catholic community to be ‘builders of unity’
For the last stop of his four-day journey, Pope Francis chose to visit Sacred Heart Church, which was consecrated in 1939 and was the first church built in a Gulf nation.
Vatican joins International Olympic Committee’s appeal for peace
The laity, family and life dicastery said the appeal was “the first fruit” of the “Sport for All” international summit it sponsored at the Vatican Sept. 29-30.
Keep pushing forward, Chilean bishops say after voters reject constitution
Bishops in Chile have urged citizens to push forward with trying to write a new constitution and reach a new social pact after voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposed constitution in a plebiscite.
Former assistant fire chief aims to create ‘sense of hope’ in 9/11 memoir
Joseph Pfeifer’s book, “Ordinary Heroes: A Memoir of 9/11,” published last year, won a Christopher Award in June as a work that embodies “the highest values of humanity.”