Archbishop to celebrate Mass for start of Advent, with family theme
All families coming to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul this Sunday, Nov. 30, will receive a replica of the 2015 World Meeting of Families icon to be blessed by Archbishop Chaput. The official hymn for the World Meeting will also debut.
Release of Guantanamo detainees appears to be on upswing
The recent releases of several men from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is seen as a sign that other transfers are in the works by advocates for the more than 140 men still being held.
Shula’s lifetime commitment to Catholic education, other causes honored
His legacy is established as one of the greatest NFL coaches who in the early 1970s twice led his team, the Miami Dolphins, to Super Bowl victories and in one case — 1972 — an unprecedented perfect winning season.
Pope Francis superhero in ‘I Believe in Mercy’ manga-style comic book
Comprehensive account of Salem witch trials offers lessons for today
Autumn’s hard frosts and shortening days invite contemplation of our mortality. But for our 17th-century Puritan forebears, the veil between this world and the next fluttered in the slightest breeze. This was, after all, an age when people still believed in magic.
The world will end with peace, not annihilation, Pope Francis says
Believing in eternity and in the final establishment of the kingdom of God, Christians throughout history — starting with the disciples — were filled with questions such as when the end will come and what will happen to the created world, Pope Francis said.
Evangelize in cities without fear of pluralism, says pope
The church must evangelize in the world’s big cities “without fearing pluralism” or ceding to discrimination, said Pope Francis in his message to an international evangelization conference in Barcelona, Spain.
First world day against human trafficking set for February
The first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking has been announced for Feb. 8, the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave who eventually was freed and became a Canossian nun.