At age 3, Brother Tim Sucher, OFM, of St. Francis Seraph Church in Cincinnati, and his older brother saved their pennies to buy their first nativity scene – one “just like Granny’s” – to add to their family’s Christmas decorations. Now, decades later, that same nativity scene is part of
On Oct. 4, Roman Catholics celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Italian deacon who brought renewal to the Church through his decision to follow Jesus’ words as literally as possible. In a January 2010 general audience, Pope Benedict XVI recalled this “giant of holiness” as a “great
by Joe Bukuras Washington D.C., Jul 26, 2021 / 12:45 pm After pro-abortion protesters obstructed a July 10 pro-life rosary procession in Brooklyn, a priest leading the procession compared it to a “Way of the Cross.” Pro-life advocate Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, CFR helped lead the “Witness for Life” prayer procession
by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Jul 13, 2021 / 13:00 pm The Order of Friars Minor announced Tuesday the election of Rome-native Fr. Massimo Fusarelli to be their newest minister general. Fusarelli, 58, was elected by the order for a term of six years. The election was confirmed by Cardinal
The Catholic Church honors St. Bernardine of Siena on May 20. A Franciscan friar and preacher, St. Bernardine is known as “the Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the country’s Catholic faith during the 15th century. Bernardine Albizeschi was born to upper-class parents in the Italian republic of
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In Today’s Video we look at December 2018 in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Our crew went to St. Francis Seraph’s live Nativity, Moerlein Center’s Naitvity displays, Lessons and Carols at the Athenaeum, The Rorate Mass at Old St. Mary’s, The Christmas Gift store at St. Vincent DePaul Society, The Elder-Seton
CNA Staff, Nov 23, 2020 / 04:34 pm MT (CNA).- The historical preservation commission of Santa Cruz, California last week advised the city council to remove a replica mission bell from a city intersection, saying the bell represents painful history for the indigenous people of the city. In a Nov.
by Carl Bunderson New York City, N.Y., Aug 2, 2020 / 03:18 am MT (CNA).- Today’s feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on the importance of Mary and the Franciscan tradition in the Church, said one friar. The