04 Sep 2015 Asia-Pacific News No comments

Pope meets Israeli president, presses for resumption of talks with Palestinians

Pope Francis pressed for the resumption of dialogue between Israel and Palestinian leaders, during a September 3 meeting with Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin. …

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01 Mar 2016 News Vatican Comments (1)

Vatican releases Pope's schedule for the Season of Lent and Easter

The Vatican has made public the liturgical schedule of Pope Francis' Lenten celebrations for this year including the list of Easter activities. The Pope’s sc…

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27 Jun 2016 Articles No comments

‘Free State of Jones’ not just a history flick, but a Bible one

A new film about a gruff Mississippi figure who led farmers and slaves in resisting the Confederacy, and whose motivation and worldview, however flawed, had a g…

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28 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

Pope Francis: I leave with a heart full of gratitude and hope

As he concluded his historic visit to the United States, Pope Francis thanked organizers and volunteers, saying that he concludes his trip with appreciation and…

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30 May 2016 Articles Comments (4)

I was told that the Masons have changed. Can Catholics join the Masons?

Since the decree “In Eminenti" of Pope Clement XII in 1738, Catholics have been forbidden to join the Masons, and until 1983, under pain of excommunication. (Pl…

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20 Feb 2015 Q&A Comments (2)

Can parishioners give each other ashes on Ash Wednesday?

Full Question At my parish on Ash Wednesday, the blessed ashes are left on the altar after the Mass. Throughout the rest of the day parishioners are invite…

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20 May 2015 Vatican No comments

Archbishop Romero named co-patron of Caritas

Archbishop Óscar Romero, who will be beatified on May 23, has been named co-patron of Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s confederation of relief and developm…

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05 May 2016 Middle East - Africa No comments

Chaldean patriarch appeals to Iraqi leaders to work for reconciliation

Thousands of families, most of whom are Christian, have been displaced by ISIS offensives Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad urged Iraq’s leader…

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25 May 2015 Uncategorized Comments (11)

Priest who died on the Titanic could be on path to sainthood

When the Titanic began to sink on April 15, 1912, Father Thomas Byles had two opportunities to board a lifeboat. But he forewent those opportunities, accordi…

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Report: Pope to meet with deposed French bishop

Pope Francis will meet on the afternoon of September 1 with Bishop Jacques Gaillot, the former bishop of Evreux, France, according to La Croix.

The bishop, whom St. John Paul II removed from office in 1995, praised Pope Francis in a letter written last November, according to the report. The Pontiff responded by calling Bishop Gaillot, now 79, and then sent a handwritten letter inviting him to a meeting.


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