ROME — Being created a cardinal in the Year of Mercy brings with
it an obligation to continue to proclaim and share God's mercy with others,
said Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin.
The German reflections on the power of prayer to bring down walls
and the Gospel call to reconciliation were adopted by the World Council of
Church's Faith and Order Commission and the Vatican's Pontifical Council for
Promoting Christian Unity and proposed to Christians worldwide for the Jan.
18-25 octave of prayer.
Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila formally opened the sainthood
cause of Julia Greeley, a former slave who spent her days caring for the poor,
during a Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in
downtown Denver in late December.
Family and friends attend the induction of 17 men to the College of Cardinals.More
VATICAN CITY — In a rather simple prayer service Nov. 19, Pope
Francis will create 17 new cardinals and symbolically bind them to ancient
Like all forms of terrorism, the terrorism of an economy focused only on making money relies on people's fear for effectiveness, Pope Francis said Nov. 5 during a meeting at the Vatican with participants in the third World Meeting of Popular Movements, a collection of grassroots organizations of the poor, the underemployed, indigenous communities and farmworkers. More
VATICAN CITY — Professing belief in the resurrection of the dead and affirming that the human body is an essential part of a person's identity, the Catholic Church insists that the bodies of the deceased be treated with respect and laid to rest in a consecrated place.More
Pope Francis tells his fellow Jesuits to revive their zeal for mission.More
VATICAN CITY — The seven new saints of the church were holy not because of their own efforts but because of "the Lord who triumphs in them and with them," Pope Francis said. More
ASSISI, Italy — As leaders of dozens of religions gathered in Assisi for dialogue and prayers for peace, they honored Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople as an exemplar of one who is so deeply rooted in his own religious tradition that he can reach out to others without fear.More
VATICAN CITY — Pauline Father Gabriele Amorth, an Italian priest renowned for his work in dispelling demons, died at the age of 91. Ill and hospitalized for some weeks, the priest passed away in Rome Sept. 16.More