Archdiocese of Catania bans godparents at baptism for 3 years

By |2021-10-21T11:25:16+01:00October 21st, 2021|News, Others|

Archbishop Salvatore Gristina There will be no godfathers named in the Sicilian archdiocese of Catania for the next three years due to a decree issued by the archbishop that came into full effect this month. Archbishop Salvatore Gristina of Catania has said that he decided to temporarily suspend the naming of godparents and Confirmation sponsors

Papal envoy crowns Florida’s Our Lady of La Leche

By |2021-10-12T15:00:07+01:00October 12th, 2021|News, Others|

Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra of Madrid crowns the image of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine, Florida/ St. Augustine Catholic/Fran Ruchalski. Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra of Madrid had on Sunday, October 10, 2021 canonically crowned the image of Our Lady of La Leche, during Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine in

Vatican Envoy warns US leaders not to use God for selfish ends

By |2021-10-05T15:44:26+01:00October 5th, 2021|News, Others|

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, on Sunday, October 3, 2021 warned United States Government officials and justices to not use God for their own selfish ends. The leading Vatican diplomat gave the warning in his homily during the 69th annual Red Mass at St.

Claretians re-elect Fr. Vattamattam, Superior General

By |2021-08-31T10:39:04+01:00August 31st, 2021|News, Others|

Rev. Fr. Mathew Vattamattam, CMF Congregation of the Claretian Missionaries on Monday, August 30, 2021 during its Chapter in Rome, re-elected Rev. Fr. Mathew Vattamattam, CMF, as Superior General. The election process began with the celebration of the Eucharist at 7:00 a.m. where light of the Holy Spirit was invoked to guide the discernment, transcendental

Malta’s president: I would rather resign than sign abortion bill

By |2021-05-21T14:23:12+01:00May 21st, 2021|News, Others|

Malta’s President George Vella The president of Malta said this week that he would rather resign than sign a bill decriminalizing abortion. George Vella, a medical doctor who has served as the country’s president since 2019, made the comment to NETnews on May 17. “I will never sign a bill that involves the authorization of

Pope Francis to give Knock Shrine new international status on St. Joseph’s feast

By |2021-03-12T14:24:23+01:00March 12th, 2021|News, Others|

The Apparition Chapel at Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, Ireland / KnockShrine via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0). By Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Mar 11, 2021 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis will officially designate Knock Shrine in Ireland as an international Marian and Eucharistic shrine on the feast of St. Joseph next week. The Irish

Sympathy and Maternal Character

By |2021-03-11T14:43:05+01:00March 11th, 2021|News, Others, Uncategorized|

"What you see in this picture is not happening in Africa! We are in the United States in the state of Georgia, and that is not enough to say: we are in an American university (Georgia Gwinnett). The black woman you see is no ordinary person on the street. She is indeed a Professor of

Pro-abortion protesters face charges for disrupting Mass in Columbus

By |2021-03-11T10:42:31+01:00March 11th, 2021|News, Others|

St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Nyttend via Wikimedia (public domain) Several pro-abortion protesters who disrupted a pro-life Mass in Columbus, Ohio in January have been charged with misdemeanors and arraigned, with pretrial hearings scheduled for the coming months. On Jan. 22, more than a half-dozen pro-abortion protesters disrupted the Respect Life Mass at

Food insecurity worsening in many countries, CRS warns

By |2021-03-11T10:38:38+01:00March 11th, 2021|Africa, News, Others|

Global hunger has reached an alarming level and could grow worse as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, said Catholic Relief Services this week. The organization issued a new analysis identifying food crises in 14 countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. “In addition to the tremendous health and economic

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