by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Dec 22, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- “Follow me.” Angelo Ciappelloni heard those words while he stood in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo on April 8, 2005. With hundreds of thousands of people in the Eternal City, and millions more around the world, he was
Vatican City, Dec 8, 2020 / 04:08 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph Tuesday in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church. The year begins Dec. 8, 2020, and concludes on Dec. 8, 2021, according to a
by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Dec 2, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that God does not wait for us to stop sinning to start loving us, but always holds out hope for the conversion of even the most hardened sinner. “There is no sin that
by Susie Bergman When Kris Lee was 15-years-old, he attended Easter Sunday Mass with a close friend. While his life up to this moment had not been void of religious faith – his grandmother was a Pentecostal Minister – it was the first moment he realized something significant had been
A call to pray and fast for God’s mercy on our land and the healing and conversion of our hearts. Fr. John discusses the National Day of Prayer and Fasting on September 24, 2020.
by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Jun 13, 2020 / 03:37 am MT (CNA).- Amid the worldwide panic surrounding coronavirus and lockdowns, as well as protests and unrest in many parts of the country in recent weeks, it can be easy for people of any faith to ask: Where is God?
BE IN MY EYES, BE IN MY HEART I could not sleep the night before I met a Catholic priest for the first time. Until that year of my life, my knowledge of Catholicism had been informed by negative headlines, my Evangelical pastors’ condemnations of the Church, and an encounter
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Yesterday, on Pentecost Sunday, we learned from St. Paul that “As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into
by Rebecca Sontag North: Immaculate Conception When asked why she intends to join the Catholic Church, Amanda Schmerge replied with serene certitude, saying, “It was a slow-growing love.” Amanda was satisfied as a Methodist, always active in her church. Yet, it seemed a reasonable compromise that her children, ages 4-11,
There is definitely a spirit to Christmas. Based on Hollywood movies, you might think that this spirit is of giving, of peace on earth, or even of family. For Christians, this is a major oversimplification, and misses a bit part of what Christmas is about. Father Casey talks about not