Beloved bishop dead at 84 – 'The situation was complicated'

Bishop Javier EchevarrĂ­a RodrĂ­guez, the Prelate of Opus Dei, died Monday evening at the age of 84 in Rome, several days after being hospitalized with pneumonia. According to a Dec. 12 statement from the personal prelature, Bishop EchevarrĂ­a was given the final sacraments this afternoon by his auxiliary, Msgr. Fernando Ocariz. “Bishop EchevarrĂ­a was given… Continue reading Beloved bishop dead at 84 – 'The situation was complicated'

'We pray with Christian hope' – Pope Francis reminds us to pray for the living AND the dead

In his last set of catechesis on mercy, Pope Francis focused on the works of praying for the living and the dead, as well as burying the dead, insisting that since we are all part of one family in Christ, we must remember to pray constantly for one another. When we say “I believe in… Continue reading 'We pray with Christian hope' – Pope Francis reminds us to pray for the living AND the dead

3 men get 80 lashes in Iran for taking Holy Communion. Read why.

A Muslim woman was pronounced dead in Moscow, Russia. Her body was sent to a coroner’s office where it was stripped and stored in a cooler. According to Assist News, 62-year-old Sabina was suddenly conscious. She saw a tree growing at the top of a well. From its trunk, a branch unfurled toward her, where… Continue reading 3 men get 80 lashes in Iran for taking Holy Communion. Read why.

Duterte orders US troops to leave – Is the 65-year-agreement at an end?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has put an end to the 65-year joint military contract with the US. Over the weekend, Duterte informed the US the Philippines wouldno longer participate in joint patrols in the South China Sea. The Philippine defense chief, Delfin Lorenzana, announced all joint patrols have come to an end and a small… Continue reading Duterte orders US troops to leave – Is the 65-year-agreement at an end?

'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 as a priest and after 50 years as a bishop. “Today this local Church of Newark mourns a remarkable Churchman whose love for the people of… Continue reading 'He saw the priesthood as a gift' – Oldest bishop in the world passes away