Francis Phillips picks out her favourite books of 2016 To celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe today, Ignatius Press has brought out an illustrated book, Guadalupe Mysteries, by Grzegorz Gorny and Janusz Rosikon, which is a feast both for the eyes and the mind. The “mysteries” refer to the extraordinary image, imprinted on
Colombian Archbishop Mejia was celebrating the Mass where the fatal shooting occurred A man has been killed as he attended a Mass in Colombia on Tuesday evening. The parishioner – Fernando Padilla, 35 – was shot by a gunman as he attended a packed Mass at Santa Cecilia church in the town of Cali. Padilla
Critics keep announcing the Church’s imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising In many parts of the world, it’s difficult to feel optimistic about the future of the Catholic Church. Some years ago, the American Physical Society heard an alarming paper that predicted the countries
A former army officer serving a prison sentence for the 1998 killing of a Catholic bishop died in a jail riot on Monday that killed a dozen inmates and a female visitor, Guatemalan authorities said. Byron Lima was convicted of the murder of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi, who was an outspoken critic of military abuses
Catholics in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba woke up yesterday to find that Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto was stepping down after having his resignation accepted by Pope Francis. The Vatican said the Pope accepted his resignation in accordance with Canon 401.2 of the Code of Canon Law, which covers “ill health or some
In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis touched on a variety of serious and lighthearted topics, such as the current refugee crisis, youth unemployment and how often the he goes to confession. Aired for the first time Sept. 14, the interview was conducted by Vatican journalist Aura Miguel with Portugal-based Radio Renascença (Renaissance) Sept. 8.