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08/18/19 6:00 am
St. Helena was the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great and an Empress of the Roman Empire. Very little is known about Helena's early life, but it ...Read More
08/17/19 6:00 am
Clare was born at Montefalco, Italy, around 1268. As a young woman she joined a convent of Franciscan tertiaries. This group established Holy Cross ...Read More
08/16/19 6:00 am
St. Stephen the Great (977-1038), was the son of the Magyar chieftain Geza, Stephen succeeded him as leader in 997. Already raised a Christian, in ...Read More
08/16/19 11:11 am
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, Present Since 2000
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08/16/19 11:02 am
Discerning the opportune moment (kairòs) to serve the peace of Christ
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08/16/19 10:33 am
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08/16/19 5:23 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Franciscan Friars ConventualBy Dennis SadowskiWASHINGTON (CNS) -- Leading five seminarians on an eight-week summer service program largely through Appalachia and South America, Conventual Franciscan Father Michael Lasky saw a new awareness rising in the young men's minds.
It started by talking with visitors to the Shepherd's Table meal program at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Coal Township, Pennsylvania, outside of the eastern town of Shamokin, and learning about people's sense of place in the once-burgeoning coal mining region.Read More
08/16/19 4:45 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Sarah Mac DonaldBy Sarah Mac DonaldKNOCK, Ireland (CNS) -- Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a place of prayer, conversion and pilgrimage for millions of people, but the church must be prudent and not rush to any judgment on the alleged Marian apparitions there, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.
Speaking to Catholic News Service at Knock Shrine in County Mayo Aug. 15, the feast of the Assumption, Archbishop Fisichella spoke of attending the first officially approved church festival at Medjugorje in early August.Read More
08/15/19 9:00 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Manuel RuedaBy Manuel RuedaBOGOTA, Colombia (CNS) -- Bishops, nuns, priests and residents of the Amazon basin met in Colombia's capital city in mid-August to prepare for a special Synod of Bishops for the Amazon this fall at the Vatican.
The meeting gave bishops who will be attending the synod a chance to develop proposals and listen to residents of the Amazon region, before they head to the Vatican in October for the gathering. Similar pre-synod meetings have been held recently in Peru and Brazil.Read More