Today’s video looks at Pope Francis’ Triduum celebrations in Rome:
Youth ministry and youth athletics are seen as different, and at times, competing entities in the Catholic system. SportsLeader is hoping to change that. SportsLeader has been working with coaches to instill values in athletes since 2004 and now the Louisville, Ky.-based non-profit is hosting the first-of-its-kind Director of Sports
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors received temporary approval of its first set of statutes. U.S. Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston — one of the pope’s top cardinal advisers and president of the pontifical commission — had submitted
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogue with its officers to ensure greater harmony with church teaching.
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The number of Catholics in the world and the number of priests and permanent deacons rose slightly in 2013, while the number of men and women in religious orders declined, according to Vatican statistics. For the second year in a row,
By Matthew Hadro CNA/EWTN News Washington D.C. — A vast Bible museum is currently under construction in Washington, D.C. and has had strong support since its beginning phases from the Vatican, officials for the project revealed last week. “When we introduced the Museum of the Bible, the first place we
By Kevin J. Jones & Andrea Gagliarducci CNA/EWTN News Pope Francis has voiced his “strongest condemnation” of the “horrible attack” on a French satirical newspaper that published insulting cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed, and he urged opposition to all hatred and violence. “Whatever may be the motivation, homicidal violence is
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A massive, detailed Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious ended with a call to the women themselves to continue discerning how best to live the Gospel in fidelity to their orders’ founding ideals while facing steeply declining numbers and
By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ 2014-15 Christmas season celebrations will include exactly what he did a year earlier. Releasing the pope’s schedule Dec. 10, the Vatican said he would: — Celebrate Christmas Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24.
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The final report of a five-year, Vatican-ordered study of communities of women religious in the United States will be released by the Vatican Dec. 16. The top two officials of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic