Many prayers and dollars help Francis Fund ‘undo the knots of poverty’
The Knotted Grotto at the cathedral in Philadelphia is coming down but it will live on at two new Project HOME residences in the city, thanks to $1.4 million raised to honor Pope Francis’ commitment to the poor.
Jesus describes high cost, big reward, of discipleship
Readings of the holy Mass – Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.
Good news from synod: God’s mercy and forgiveness are for all
The heart of the Synod of Bishops on the family is the challenge of discerning ways to reach out with God’s mercy to people, who might not be perfect, and to help them move closer to perfection, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington.
Villanova U to host panel on Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis
The panel discussion — free and open to the public — on Oct. 21 at the university will focus on several factors concerning the crisis, and what people can do to help.
Pope Francis, St. Teresa and prison ministry on tap for young adults
Theology on Tap Northeast continues its speaker’s series this fall. The events welcome young adults in their 20s and 30s to gather for an evening of casual eating, drinking and faith-related discussion.
Our Lady of Fatima honored at St. Paul Church
The parish in East Norriton will hold its 20th annual commemoration of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima on Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the church with a candlelight rosary, procession, prayers and refreshments to follow.
Family life isn’t all bad, synod members say
The first week of the Synod of Bishops on the family ended with near unanimous calls to be more positive in describing family life today. There were also widespread questions among participants about the work they are expected to produce.
Archbishop Chaput joins in synod observation
At the Synod of Bishops on the Family currently underway in Rome, bishops have come together in small groups to study the working document that presents the issues under discussion. Archbishop Charles Chaput issues the following report critiquing the document’s first section.