Cardinal Dolan Laments Attacks on Houses of Worship in Religious Freedom Day Message
Credit: Remains of statues vandalized at Our Lady of Mercy parish in New York City, July 17, 2021. Religious Freedom Day commemorates the 1786 passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, “to protect the right of individual conscience and religious exercise and to prohibit the compulsory support of any church.”
Bishop of Fort Worth Asks for Prayers for Synagogue Hostage Situation Involving Alleged Al Qaeda Terrorist
Credit: Breaking News “Please pray for the safety of the hostages, their families, this congregation, for the members of law enforcement, and for the peaceful surrender of the perpetrator(s) of this crime,” said Bishop Olson in a brief message posted on his Twitter account.
Day 16: The Suffering of Job (2022)
Fr. Mike highlights the mysterious role suffering in Job’s life as we continue journeying through Genesis 31-32, Job 21-22, and Proverbs 3:9-12. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
Pope Saint Marcellus I
Marcellus lived during the time of the Emperor Diocletian, a great persecutor of Christians. In the year 305, Diocletian abdicated and Pope Marcellus was elected three years later in 308. When Marcellus took office, the Church in Rome was in chaos. Through the terrible persecutions, churches had been confiscated and some burial places of Christians […]
Britain forty years after St. John Paul II’s historic visit
This year will see the 40th anniversary of the first ever visit of a pope to England, Scotland, and Wales. Given the complicated history of the Catholic Church in Britain, it is truly remarkable that […]
Bishop of Fort Worth asks for prayers for Synagogue hostage situation involving alleged Al Qaeda terrorist
Breaking News / CNA Fort Worth, Texas, Jan 15, 2022 / 20:02 pm (CNA). Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, made an urgent request to Catholics to pray for those involved in a hostage situation that was still developing at a synagogue in nearby Colleyville Saturday evening. “Please pray for the safety of the […]
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time — ‘There Was a Wedding at Cana’
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, “The Wedding at Cana,” ca. 1672 SCRIPTURES & ART: Jesus is the “beloved Son sent by God” who, at the wedding feast of Cana, first manifests his love.
Norbertine Priest, Pro-Life Hero, Recalls Time as Jail Chaplain
Father Leo Celano “I was there to introduce them to the person of Jesus Christ,” says Norbertine Father Leo Celano
Our Culture Despises Innocence Because It Fears Its Power
Carl Bloch (1834-1890), “Christ With the Children” Innocence is under constant attack, but the fact that it still exists gives us hope, and demands our protection
It’s all about what’s missing
Today, the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time presents us with what John describes as the first of Jesus’ signs when Jesus changes water to wine at the wedding at Cana. Read all