Syrian bishop: Aleppo facing ‘bombardment’ of poverty
Doreen Abi Raad, Catholic News Service
August 16, 2022
BEIRUT (CNS) — Aleppo, besieged and destroyed in Syria’s war, is calm now, but 11 years of war and the accompanying economic sanctions have left the city impoverished. “We don’t have any direct violence, armed groups or bombardments on or around the city since the end of 2017,” Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Good journalism has to be creative and promote communication that focuses on dialogue, intelligence and helping build active communities, said the prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication. Paolo Ruffini, the prefect, said the challenge of good journalism is to find new ways for a new kind of communication by “focusing more
Grammy-nominated musician Sarah Hart releases new Marian hymn
Katie Peterson, Catholic News Service
August 15, 2022
NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — For Sarah Hart, writing a new hymn is always about pleasing God. “I do think, ‘God, I hope this is pleasing to you. I hope that this thing I’m doing is my prayer to you,'” she told the Tennessee Register, newspaper of the Diocese of Nashville. “Writing a song for me more
From August 14 to August 17, 2022, five hundred Catholic women will gather at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, BC for the 102nd Annual National Convention of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL). The theme for this year is Catholic and Living It! Speakers for the convention include Elizabeth Tomlin, a more
Stepping down: Experts draft proposed laws on status of a retired pope
By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
August 11, 2022
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ plans to visit the central Italian city of L’Aquila and its basilica Aug. 28 fueled speculation of a possible announcement of his resignation, which he has firmly denied. L’Aquila’s basilica is the burial place of St. Celestine V, who issued a decree declaring the right of a pope to more
Pope Francis gave his catechesis on the topic of old age in Paul VI Audience Hall on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Read the full text below: Catechesis on Old Age: 16. “I go to prepare a place for you”. Old age, a time projected towards fulfilment Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! We are now at the more
The prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy speaks to Vatican Media about the Holy See’s Financial Statement for 2021, noting a 3 million Euro deficit compared to the 33 million projected. He says the time for sacrifices has not yet ended, as the Holy See record positive progress but still has to divest some more
During his General Audience on August 3, 2022, Pope Francis offered a reflection on his "penitential pilgrimage" to Canada. more
We join Pope Francis in praying that small and medium-sized businesses may find ways to continue operating and serving their communities. more
Read the full text of Pope Francis' address to young people and elders in Iqaluit, given on July 29, 2022, during his visit to Canada. more