The Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics program invites graduate students and young professionals to a 12-day intensive seminar trip through Germany and Poland to examine questions of ethics those in their profession face today, in light light of the failures of the religious leaders in Germany and Poland from 1933 to 1945.
The bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship approved basic questions and answers with the hope of providing clear information on the topic of exorcism.
The first official USCCB approved English-language translation of the ritual book “Exorcisms and Related Supplications” is available to bishops, though exorcists, other clergy, scholars and seminary professors also can obtain a copy with the permission of a bishop.
ASL app available from iTunes and Google Play in Nov. is dedicated to religious terms, daily devotions or prayers of blessing, love, thanks and praise for deaf persons.
First Century Feast Date: October 28 Listed among the Twelve Apostles in the New Testament, Simon is “the Canaanite” to Matthew and Mark and “the Zealot” to Luke; Jude is “Thaddeus” to Matthew and Mark, “Judas of James” to Luke, and “Judas, not Iscariot” to John. After Pentecost, they disappear. However, according to Eastern tradition, […]
Q. I recently attended a funeral Mass for a friend — not at my own parish. The pastor informed the family of the deceased that there could be no eulogy given in church — before, during or after the funeral Mass. They were quite upset because they had already asked a family member to deliver […]
The church’s newest saints represent a diverse group of people who offer encouragement and hope to Christians today through their example, a Brazilian bishop said.
As the Franciscans celebrate the 800th year anniversary of their presence in the Holy Land, a sacred role the 300 friars from 34 countries continue to play, Franciscan Father Wladyslaw Brzezinski reflects on his role as superior at the Church of the Visitation in Jerusalem and the mission of the care of the Franciscan Custody of the 29 shrines in the Holy Land.
Q. A family member was admitted recently to a hospital in central New Jersey. A local priest was called, and he came and administered the last rites of the Catholic Church. Two weeks later, the patient took a turn for the worse and was in imminent danger of death. We asked the nurse to call […]
Pope Francis reminds us that liturgical fruitfulness is not merely a matter of participating in the Sunday Mass but attuning ourselves to pray fruitfully.