Follow usTwitterFacebook

Latest

14 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Choo-choo: Now tourists can take a train to see the Castel Gandolfo gardens

With a deafening whistle and a plume of smoke, an antique train departed from the Vatican rail station Friday to inaugurate a weekly train service to the papal …

Read more

03 Dec 2015 Articles No comments

Watch Trailer of “Call Me Francesco” – A Movie portraying Pope Francis’ life till his election

"Call Me Francesco" Trailer....Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLmXEsGkAb8kwZMhMhK_buqnRwwP_sJwY3&v=DtC5lJBjpTM Directed by Italian filmmaker Dan…

Read more

04 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Strong words from the Vatican as migrant crisis spikes worldwide

A Vatican official in charge of assisting migrants spoke about the increasing number of refugees around the globe and stressed that they should be welcomed as b…

Read more

08 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (116)

As a Catholic, may I witness my grandson's Lutheran first communion?

Full Question My husband and I are Catholic; our daughter and her family are Lutheran. Her son is now going to make his first holy communion but at a Luthe…

Read more

16 Sep 2015 Articles Comments (5)

The Origin and Meaning of Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is not only a very old devotion in our Church, but one that highlights the fundamental mystery of the Holy E…

Read more

15 Jul 2016 Europe News USA Vatican No comments

Vatican condemns Nice attack that has killed 84 people

The Vatican has condemned a terrorist attack in Nice that has left at least 84 people dead. A lorry rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the Prome…

Read more

23 Oct 2016 News Comments (1)

Lords to debate Bill on ending abortion disability discrimination

Lord Shinkwin's Bill will have its Second Reading on Friday in the House of Lords The House of Lords is to debate a Bill to end abortion on the grounds of disa…

Read more

04 Nov 2016 News Comments (1)

Catholic Church will never ordain women priests, says Pope Francis

Francis discussed the ordination of women, refugees and the Venezuela crisis during his latest in-flight press conference The Catholic Church’s insistence that…

Read more

30 Sep 2015 Articles No comments

THE GRACE OF BAPTISM

1262 The different effects of Baptism are signified by the perceptible elements of the sacramental rite. Immersion in water symbolizes not only death and purifi…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
«
»

After fire damages Indianapolis church, archbishop asks for prayers

A fire badly damaged St. Monica Catholic Church in northwest Indianapolis overnight on Wednesday.

“Please pray for the parish of St. Monica,” Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis said in a Sept. 9 statement. The archbishop visited the parish to survey the damage

The parish’s Facebook page showed photos of the damage, but also showed a picture of a large Virgin Mary statue that survived the blaze.

“Through the flames and smoke, Our Blessed Mother stood strong and unscathed,” the parish said.

The fire was reported about 4 a.m. Firefighters saw heavy flames when they arrived.
Firefighters contained the blaze to the vestibule area but part of the roof collapsed on a section near the sanctuary, the Associated Press reports. The fire itself did not enter the church, but the sanctuary suffered smoke and water damage.

“The narthex of the church is destroyed,” Archbishop Tobin said. “While there is no fire or water damage to the worship space, the church proper was filled with smoke and there is probably some damage.”

There were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is not known, though the Indianapolis Fire Department has said it was accidental and possibly elecrically related.

The parish serves about 3,000 families.

The parish school, which is attached to the church, was not damaged. However, it canceled classes for Wednesday, and the parish’s 8 a.m. Mass was said in the gym.

Fr. Todd Goodson, pastor of the parish, asked that people “Just pray for our students and families that everyone can be back at school and back at this church soon,” according to WTHR.

He added that the community is “thankful that nobody was hurt. We’ll move on from here. It’s a building, and we can build a building and keep going.”









wpsd_autopost:
1

Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories