What Mission Sunday Mass revealed about the church today
Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the annual Mass on Sunday at which he spoke about the dearth of people going to church and what that means for today’s missionaries – lay and religious – passing on the faith to the next generations.
Family synod came to ‘real consensus,’ Cardinal Wuerl says
“The pope at the very beginning said speak with clarity and charity and listen with humility, and that’s what happened,” Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington said about the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops on the family. He called its final report “a consensus document.”
Talk reviews Philippines’ typhoon relief one year later
Catholic Relief Services will host a lunchtime reflection on the church’s relief work in the Philippines one year after Typhoon Haiyan on Thursday, Nov. 6 in Philadelphia. A CRS staffer will share her experiences and provide an update.
Healing the world, one family at a time
Columnist Effie Caldarola found a program to help refugee families through a State Department program. The list of her refugee family’s needs was long, as they need everything. She sees a chance to tell that family and others that we care about them.
Church is growing in the far-off mission land of Mongolia
CatholicPhilly.com writer Lou Baldwin spoke by phone with the missionary bishop of the world’s youngest Catholic community. From zero Catholics at its founding 22 years ago, more than a thousand Catholics and their Mongolian compatriots are served by some 80 missionaries.
Dallas bishop calls decision to house Ebola victims the ‘right thing to do’
Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell said that he followed the teaching of Christ and stepped in to house the fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan and three others for several weeks at a diocesan facility because when no one else would.
St. Maximilian Kolbe play coming to Northeast Philadelphia
St. Timothy Parish will host a theatrical presentation about the life of the “saint of Auschwitz” on Friday, Oct. 24.