Blessed Rupert Mayer worked with the poor and unemployed, directed a men’s sodality, and spoke out against the rise of Adolf Hitler after World War I.
African Christians had figured prominently in shaping the Catholic tradition. They made their imprint on Catholic theology, doctrine and religious practices.
Q. As an extraordinary minister of holy Communion, I have something bothering me. As we give out Communion, we say “body of Christ” for the host and “blood of Christ” for the chalice. But aren’t we actually offering the “complete Christ” — body, blood, soul and divinity — under each species? (Ogallala, Nebraska) A. You […]
The U.S. bishops will consider endorsing the sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman, the granddaughter of slaves and the only African-American member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who transcended racism to leave a lasting mark on Catholic life in the United States in the late 20th century.
Married men and women, priests and those in religious life are ultimately called to live out their vocation faithfully and follow the “path of love that goes from receiving care to the ability to offer care, from receiving life to the ability to give life,” the pope said Oct. 31 during his weekly general audience.
The Pope Francis asked for an examination of conscience to ask are we listening to the poor in a message for the World Day of the Poor — to be marked each year on the 33rd Sunday of ordinary time — will be celebrated Nov. 18 this year and will focus on a verse from Psalm 34, “This poor one cried out and the Lord heard.”
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Jer 31:7-9
Second reading: Heb 5:1-6
Gospel: Mk 10:46-52
Pope Francis continues his series of talks on the Ten Commandments reflecting on Christ’s explanation of the Sixth Commandment, “Thou shall not commit adultery.”
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Is 53:10-11
Second reading: Heb 4:14-16
Gospel: Mk 10:35-45
When you find yourself succumbing to routine in your ministry of Communion, then it is time to refocus on the significance of the actions you are performing.
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Wis 7:7-11
Second reading: Heb 4:12-13
Gospel: Mk 10:17-30