Pope Francis renews his invitation for people of all faiths to unite in prayer, fasting, and works of charity on Thursday for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pope Francis prays the Regina Coeli on Ascension Sunday, and reminds Christians that Jesus remains among us as our source of strength and joy.
The Vatican is not at risk of default, says the Prefect of the Holy See’s Secretariat for the Economy. “We are not a company. Everything can be measured in terms of deficit. We live thanks to the help of the faithful and we pay 17 million Euros a year in taxes to Italy. We work for a transparent system and for the centralization of investments.”
I don’t really ‘get’ the Holy Spirit — I’m more comfortable praying to Jesus or the Father. How can I make the Holy Spirit more a part of my life? This is a very common issue. Western Christianity has historically focused more on the study of Jesus (Christology) than the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology), due largely to the particular early heresies confronted in the West.
There is a curious and intriguing passage in the third chapter of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, which in the context of the missive seems almost tossed-off, but which has proven to be a cornerstone of Catholic moral theology for the past two thousand years
At the beginning of the fifth week of quarantine I was asked “How are you managing with all your kids in that little house of yours?” My husband and I have a happy little brood of nine children ranging in ages from 5 to 22
As we enter our seventh week under statewide “stay at home orders,” I continue to be humbled and amazed by the way our parishes and schools are responding to this ongoing pandemic with charity, creativity, and pastoral zeal.