A moment of thanks, and a new Church year
This Thursday (November 26) we celebrate a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and on Sunday, the start of Advent and a new Church year, writes Archbishop Chaput in a letter to all parishes in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. It’s a good time to pause and reflect.
Arriving in Kenya, pope says tolerance, respect are keys to peace
Pope Francis was greeted at Nairobi’s main airport by a small group of dancers, women ululating and President Uhuru Kenyatta. The pope then traveled past hundreds of offices and factories where employees lined the road to greet him.
Have trust that miscarried children come to Jesus in heaven
In answering the question of a reader anguished by the death of a child in miscarriage, Father Doyle expresses complete confidence that her son or daughter is in heaven and that she will one day join the child in the joy of God’s presence.
Youths at national conference ‘get’ the vitality of the church
As 23,000 youths from across the country worshiped together during the closing Mass of the National Catholic Conference in Indianapolis, Leanna Long felt “amazingly overwhelmed” to be in the midst of so many people who shared her faith.
Kentucky teen says Catholic youth conference ‘will change my life’
“I’ve witnessed the most amazing thing in my life — 24,000 kids kneeling and staring at the Eucharist,” the 15-year-old from the Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky, said Nov. 20.
Martha’s Choice Marketplace offers help, with dignity
Bishop John McIntyre blessed an innovative food pantry of Catholic Social Services in Norristown, which allows needy families in Montgomery county to select food items in the manner of shopping at a market. See our photo gallery.
St. Norbert Parish hosts talks on Internet porn
Jason Evert will present “Parenting for Purity” at the Paoli parish on Sunday, Dec. 6. Jason Evert will talk with parents while teens enjoy pizza, then he will talk later with them. Music and benediction will round out the program.
Journalists claim freedom of press at ‘VatiLeaks’ trial
All five people accused of involvement in leaking and publishing confidential documents about Vatican finances were present at the opening of the criminal trial in a Vatican courtroom Nov. 24.
Refugees in Lebanon, facing new reality, get help at Catholic-run clinic
A school principal, a physics teacher and a businessman who simultaneously ran five enterprises were among the 50,000 Iraqi Catholics driven out by ISIS last year to Lebanon, where they now get aid as refugees from a facility of the Good Shepherd Sisters.