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Written by Dr. Ines Angeli Murzaku Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston announced on September 2 that the heart of St. Pio will be in the Boston area from September 21 through his feast day, September 23. Boston will be the only stop the relic will make during this trip. This is the first time any ...read more
In anticipation of the National March for Life to take place on Capitol Hill on Friday, January 22, 2016, despite the impending winter storm, the Knights of Columbus released a video highlighting various Marches for Life from all across the globe. See the video below for glimpses of the Pro-Life movement from the United States, ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis strongly outlined a new, comprehensive vision for the future of the Catholic Church, telling a gathering of the entire Italian Church community there that, “Our times require a deeply merciful Catholicism that is unafraid of change. The U.S. Supreme Court justices said they will hear seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought ...read more
Pope Francis canonized four women religious on Sunday, all 19th century nuns who worked in education. St. Marie-Alphonsine and St. Mary of Jesus Crucified were from the territory that made up historical Palestine; St. Jeanne Emilie de Villeneuve was a French nun and foundress; and St. Maria Cristina of the Immaculate Conception came from Italy. Below, ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ Weekly General Audience for Holy Week and the Holy See signs an important treaty on financial transparency with Italy. ...read more
by Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The day Pope Francis announced he would be making Italian Archbishop Luigi De Magistris a cardinal, the archbishop was doing what he usually did in retirement on Sundays: He was administering the sacrament of confession in the cathedral of Cagliari, his hometown. The cardinal-designate, who ...read more