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St. Francis of Assisi

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

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Dec 9, 2020 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- Assisi unveiled a nativity scene Tuesday made of 50 figurines of shepherds, angels, and barn animals with a new addition this year: a life-size figure of a nurse in scrubs wearing a mask. The diocese said that

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Nov 23, 2020 / 07:05 am MT (CNA).- Franciscan friar Mauro Gambetti was ordained a bishop Sunday afternoon in Assisi less than a week before he will become a cardinal. At 55 years old, Gambetti will be the third youngest member of the College of

By Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Oct 7, 2020 / 11:50 am MT (CNA).- Ahead of Carlo Acutis’ beatification this week, people who knew the young computer programmer shared their memories of his love for the poor. “With his savings, he bought sleeping bags for homeless people and in the evening

Vatican City, Oct 4, 2020 / 04:17 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis presented his vision for overcoming the world’s growing divisions, laid bare by the coronavirus crisis, in his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti, published Sunday. In the letter, released Oct. 4, the pope urged people of good will to promote

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Sep 5, 2020 / 05:20 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis will sign the third encyclical of his pontificate in Assisi on Oct. 3. The encyclical is entitled Fratelli tutti, which means “All Brothers” in Italian, and will focus on the

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

Reverend Thomas W. Schmidt died on July 24, 2020 in Dayton, Ohio. He was born on May 31, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a B.S.Ed. from Edgecliff College/Xavier University, Cincinnati, a M.A.Ed. from Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas, and a M.Div. from The Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati. He was ordained

St. Francis’s Canticle of the Sun O most High, almighty, good Lord God, to you belong praise, glory, honor, and all blessing! Praised be my Lord God with all creatures; and especially our brother the sun, which brings us the day, and the light; fair is he, and shining with

Every year, thousands of Americans come to Washington, D.C., many traveling from states far away, to participate in the March for Life and advocate for the lives of unborn babies. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati was well represented as hundreds of students, adults, and seminarians left for Washington D.C. to participate