Vatican Statement: “Fiducia Supplicans” – Clarifying Church Doctrine and Blessings for All

Vatican Statement: “Fiducia Supplicans” – Clarifying Church Doctrine and Blessings for All

December 21st, 2023

On December 18, the Vatican released a statement titled “Fiducia Supplicans.” This document has stirred questions among the faithful and has been sensationalized by both secular news media and some Catholic outlets. Bishop Erik Pohlmeier encourages everyone to read “Fiducia Supplicans” to understand its two specific points, which are not contradictory or new. (Note, the document was prepared […]

Jesus does not abandon individuals or the church, pope says at Angelus

August 18th, 2023

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Having faith does not mean there will be no difficulties in life, either for individuals or for the church as a whole, Pope Francis said, but it does mean knowing that Jesus is there to give courage and to defeat evil. “The Lord knows that the boat of our life, as […]

Pope again prays for Maui victims, makes appeal for migration reform

August 14th, 2023

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After leading the recitation of the Angelus prayer Aug. 13, Pope Francis again assured the people of Hawaii of his prayers. With some 15,000 people gathered in St. Peter’s Square to pray with him, the pope said he was praying “for the victims of the fires that have devastated the Hawaiian […]

Catholics appeal for help as Biden declares Maui’s deadly fires a federal emergency

August 12th, 2023

HONOLULU (OSV News) – Catholic Charities Hawai’i in the Honolulu Diocese has appealed for donations to help the agency meet housing, food and other needs of what could be thousands of victims from wildfires raging on the island of Maui that wiped out an entire town and drove people to seek refuge in the ocean. […]

Youth celebrate faith, fellowship at South Florida WYD festival that mirrored Portugal gathering

August 6th, 2023

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (OSV News) — The response to a weeklong Florida edition of World Youth Day, linking Miami’s Catholic young people to the official WYD celebrations in Lisbon, Portugal, was greater than anyone could have imagined, according to organizer Sister Alexia Zaldivar, a member of the Pierced Hearts who serves as committee chair of Miami’s […]

Here are answers to your questions about World Youth Day 2023

July 28th, 2023

As World Youth Day (WYD) approaches and pilgrims from all over the world pack their bags and prepare to embark on their journey, we compiled a list of answers to all your questions about WYD. What is World Youth Day? WYD is a weeklong celebration that attracts hundreds of thousands of young people from all […]

On Aug. 2, you can get this St. Francis-themed indulgence

July 28th, 2023

The feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Portiuncula and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on the importance of Mary and the Franciscan tradition in the Church, according to one friar. The Aug. 2 feast is found in the Franciscan tradition and marks the dedication of the parish church in Assisi, […]

Archbishop laments 10,000 people have died waiting for medication care in Chile

July 28th, 2023

The archbishop of Concepción in Chile, Fernando Chomali, shared a reflection on the crisis in the public health care system in the country, where in the first four months of 2023 nearly 10,000 people died while waiting for medical attention. The Diario Concepción newspaper published the archbishop’s reflection under the headline “10,000 people died waiting,” […]

New Catholic Charities USA head is a laywoman

July 28th, 2023

Catholic leadership expert and philanthropist Kerry Alys Robinson will be the next president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, the domestic humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church in the U.S. whose affiliates serve more than 15 million people per year. “The Gospels call Catholics and all people of goodwill to serve those most in need […]

Report: leadership of catholic colleges shifting as religious vocations plummet

July 28th, 2023

The governance of Catholic higher education in the United States is continuing to shift as fewer and fewer of the faithful enter into religious vocations and a growing number of secular directors take over leadership roles in educational institutions. The findings come from a report issued by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, a […]

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