Father Louis-Antoine-Rose Ormières Lacase (1801-90), a French priest who spent the last years of his life in Spain, was beatified at Oviedo Cathedral on April 22.
During his April 23 Regina Coeli address, Pope Francis recalled the removal of white baptismal garments by new converts on the Octave of Easter and described St. John Paul II’s institution of Divine Mercy Sunday as an inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Focus on the Family) Author Lysa TerKeurst provides insight on understanding and controlling your emotional responses in a discussion based on her book Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. (Part 1 of 2) …read more
Cardinal Attilio Nicora, president emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, died on April 22 at the age of 80.
Pope Francis presided at a Liturgy of the Word on April 22 in honor of the martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Pope Francis received Prince Hans Adam II and Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein on April 22.
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has issued its annual message to Buddhists on the occasion of Vesak, the commemoration of Buddha’s birthday.
Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2017 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted community, said a new report released this week.
But despite oppression and threat of violence, the faithful “should not be afraid,” said a Pakistani archbishop.
Pakistan’s Christians have made vital contributions to the country’s history and must not refrain from professing their faith in the midst of the current persecution, Archbishop Sebastian Shaw, OFM of Lahore, Pakistan.
“Even under discrimination or some violent actions,” Christians should take courage, he said, citing the words of Jesus that “people will hate …read more
(Worthy News) – The West Bank’s ruling party Fatah called on Palestinians to participate in a day of rage this Friday in support of the hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners.
Ma’an, a Palestinian news agency, reported on Saturday that Fatah is urging Palestinians “to clash with the occupier at all friction points.”
More than a thousand Palestinian prisoners, led by Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who was convicted of five counts of murder, are carrying out a mass hunger strike in Israeli prisons. [ Source ]
Vatican City, Apr 23, 2017 / 04:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said mercy is essential in living the Christian life, because it not only allows us to understand ourselves and God better, but it also prompts us to recognize and help those in need.
“Let us never forget that mercy is the keystone of the life of faith, and concrete way with which we give visibility to the Resurrection of Jesus,” the Pope said April 23.
Mercy, he said, is understood as a true awareness of “the mystery” that the Church is living, particularly …read more