Follow usTwitterFacebook

Latest

26 Sep 2016 News No comments

'He saw the priesthood as a gift' - Oldest bishop in the world passes away

Archbishop emeritus Peter Leo Gerety of Newark, the oldest Catholic bishop in the world, passed away Sept. 20 at the age of 104 - 77 years after his ordination …

Read more

02 Jun 2016 Americas Europe Middle East News USA Vatican Comments (2)

A Catholic in Ohio Sentenced to twelve Services in Baptist Church by Judge

An American Catholic who got into a fight with a street preacher has been sentenced to attend services at a Baptist church for 12 Sundays. Judge William Mall…

Read more

11 Jan 2016 News Vatican No comments

Stunning views of the Basilica of St Ignatius of Loyola; as recently captured by drones: Watch

The Sanctuary of Loyola or Shrine and Basilica of Loyola (Spanish: Santuario de Loyola; Basque: Loiolako Santutegia) consists of a series of edifices built in C…

Read more

06 Apr 2016 Articles Comments (9)

The Early Church Fathers: What the Early Church was Like

Q:  What was the early Christian Church like?  Shouldn't we try to be more like it today? To help answer this question, every Christian should be a…

Read more

25 Mar 2015 Q&A Comments (2)

Is it illicit for a priest to sing the words of consecration?

Full Question My understanding is that it is illicit for a priest to sing the words of the consecration. Is it so, and where is it written? Answer …

Read more

24 Mar 2016 Articles Comments (27)

Pope Francis' 13 Warnings against Satan

These are Pope Francis' thirteen (13) most popular warnings against the devil:   1) “When one does not profess Jesus Christ, one professes the worldlines…

Read more

11 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (1)

What are Mormons referring to when they talk about "the stick of Joseph"?

Full Question A Mormon missionary has been trying to argue for the Book of Mormon by discussing "the stick of Joseph" and "the stick of Judah." What on ear…

Read more

06 Jan 2017 Articles Comments (3)

Mulling the practical pros and cons of married priests

There are plenty of historical and theological arguments for and against married priests, but few stop to consider the practical pros and cons. Yet Catholicism …

Read more

02 Nov 2014 Articles No comments

Paganism, Prophecies, and Propaganda

Did you know that Catholic bishops are actually high priests of Dagon, the ancient fish deity of the Philistines? You see, the miter the bishop wears is a repli…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
«
»

Canonisation date set for Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Pope Francis will declare four men and one woman — Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, a French Discalced Carmelite mystic and writer — saints at the Vatican on October 16.

The date was announced today during an “ordinary public consistory,” a meeting of the Pope, cardinals and promoters of sainthood causes that formally ends the sainthood process.

In addition to Blessed Elizabeth, he approved the canonisations of Blesseds Manuel Gonzalez Garcia, a Spanish bishop known for his devotion to eucharistic adoration; Guillaume-Nicolas-Louis Leclerq, a Christian Brother martyred during the September Massacres in Paris after refusing to swear allegiance to the new government following the French Revolution; Lodovico Pavoni, the Italian founder of the Sons of Mary Immaculate, now commonly known as the Pavonians; and Alfonso Maria Fusco, an Italian priest who founded the Congregation of the Baptistine Sisters of the Nazarene.

At the same consistory, Pope Francis also took care of some internal business of the College of Cardinals, approving the promotion of four cardinal deacons to the rank of cardinal priests. The four included US Cardinal William Levada, retired prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Cardinals are divided into a three-tier internal hierarchy: cardinal bishops, cardinal priests and cardinal deacons, and order of precedence is determined by who has been a cardinal the longest. After 10 years, a cardinal may request to be elevated to another rank.

Also elevated to the order of cardinal priests were Cardinals Franc Rode, former prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life; Andrea Cordero di Montezemolo, retired archpriest of the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls; and Albert Vanhoye, retired secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

by Junno Arocho Esteves









wpsd_autopost:
1

Leave a Reply

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