First U.S. Cathedral Turns 200: Baltimore’s Basilica Cathedral of the Assumption

First U.S. Cathedral Turns 200: Baltimore’s Basilica Cathedral of the Assumption

WSJ—Baltimore’s Bishop John Carroll had a decision to make. It was 1805, and the diocese then encompassed the entire U.S. Years before, Pope Pius VI had urged Carroll to build a cathedral church. But what kind of building would it be? And what would it say about American Catholics? His choice would set American Catholicism’s…

Revered Icon of Our Lady unscathed after Belarus church fire

Revered Icon of Our Lady unscathed after Belarus church fire

CNA—A Marian icon revered by Catholics in Belarus was recovered undamaged on Tuesday following a fire at a church in the village where it has been venerated for centuries. The icon of Our Lady of Budslau was found unscathed on the morning of May 11 amid the blaze at the Church of the Assumption of…

Historic Moment:  Franciscan Friars Return to Site of Christ’s Baptism After More Than 50 Years

Historic Moment: Franciscan Friars Return to Site of Christ’s Baptism After More Than 50 Years

CNA—For the first time in over 54 years, the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land were able to offer Mass on their property at the site of Christ’s baptism, located in the West Bank. The Mass for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord was said in the Church of St.…

Order of Malta to Provide First Aid for 2019 World Youth Day in Panama

Order of Malta to Provide First Aid for 2019 World Youth Day in Panama

CNA—There will be 120 volunteers of the Order of Malta in Panama for World Youth Day, with the task of “providing first aid to young pilgrims”, Prince Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Monbel, Grand Hospitalier of the Order, told CNA. Within the Order of Malta, the Grand Hospitalier includes the office of Minister of Health and of…

After Taxing Ordeal, Church of Holy Sepulchre Reopens in Jerusalem

After Taxing Ordeal, Church of Holy Sepulchre Reopens in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM  (CNA/EWTN News)—Christian leaders re-opened the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem (pictured left) after the city backtracked on proposals seen as targeting Christianity in the region. On Feb. 25, Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian church leaders jointly decided to close the sacred site indefinitely, protesting two controversial proposals in the city.   The proposals…

Sign Up for Virtual Pilgrimage & Consecration

Sign Up for Virtual Pilgrimage & Consecration

It’s not too late to join nearly 100 other Catholic business professionals from around the country who are already wrapping up the First Week of the Catholic Business Journal virtual pilgrimage and Consecration, following the directives of St. Louis de Montfort and in solidarity with Chris Lowney’s Pilgrimage for Our Children’s Future.  Sign up below. …

START Sunday, Nov. 29—VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE WITH YOUR CATHOLIC BUSINESS PEERS!

START Sunday, Nov. 29—VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE WITH YOUR CATHOLIC BUSINESS PEERS!

In partnership with Chris Lowney (picture above) and his nonprofit, Pilgrimage for Our Children’s Future, the Catholic Business Journal is launching its first-ever VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE, beginning on Sunday, November 29 (the first day of Advent) and ending on January 1 (the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary).   Our Virtual Pilgrimage will follow the directives the…