Coronation of King Charles III: A guide to the Christian and Catholic symbols in the coronation

Coronation of King Charles III: A guide to the Christian and Catholic symbols in the coronation

CNA—King Charles III will be crowned on Saturday in Westminster Abbey in the first royal coronation since that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, 70 years ago. The coronation will be a Christian service, centered on the celebration of holy communion in an Anglican (Church of England) liturgy. Originally centered on the Catholic Eucharist But…

SAINTS AT WORK: St. Edward the Confessor – King of England

SAINTS AT WORK: St. Edward the Confessor – King of England

St. Edward was born in 1003, the son of the Duke of Normandy and nephew of King Edmund Ironside of England. Grew up in exile He grew up in exile in Normandy from the age of 10, when the Danes gained control of England. The early experience of loss, coupled with his earnest religious piety,…

Lead by Example: Four Chaplains, selfless heroes of WWII, honored on 80th anniversary of their deaths

Lead by Example: Four Chaplains, selfless heroes of WWII, honored on 80th anniversary of their deaths

CNA, CBJ—“Most of us will never die a hero’s death… But all of us are called by the idea of faith, day in and day out, to give of ourselves,” said Newark Auxiliary Bishop Gregory J. Studerus, who presided over the Four Chaplains 80th Anniversary Mass at St. Stephen’s parish in Kearny, New Jersey, on…

Meet the ‘Lone Survivor’ priest and ‘Grunt Padre’ Author Now Head Chaplain of U.S. Coast Guard

Meet the ‘Lone Survivor’ priest and ‘Grunt Padre’ Author Now Head Chaplain of U.S. Coast Guard

CNA—Father Daniel Mode was the chaplain for the “Lone Survivor” SEAL team in Afghanistan and has authored a book about the famed “Grunt Padre,” Father Vincent Capodanno. Now there’s a new distinction on Mode’s impressive service record: Leading the chaplaincy efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard, the first Catholic priest to hold that important role…

Benedictine Sisters Build “Spiritual Oasis in the Modern Desert”

Benedictine Sisters Build “Spiritual Oasis in the Modern Desert”

The contemplative is the stay-at-home mother within the Church,” reflects Sr. Mary Josefa (Kathleen ’07) Holcomb, O.S.B.. “The stay-at-home mother has a role that is not seen, and probably not appreciated, by many in the world … but how many families need that mother’s presence! The Church is a family, too. It needs the presence…

Order of Malta’s former chancellor writes letter about Pope Francis, calls for unity in time of crisis

Order of Malta’s former chancellor writes letter about Pope Francis, calls for unity in time of crisis

The former grand chancellor of the Order of Malta has written a letter to members calling for unity while also expressing concern over the new constitution promulgated by Pope Francis. Albrecht von Boeselager asked members not to abandon the Church or the Order of Malta in a letter sent to all the confreres. Instead, the former grand chancellor called…

Word on Fire’s Robert Barron installed as bishop of Rochester, Minnesota

Word on Fire’s Robert Barron installed as bishop of Rochester, Minnesota

CNA—Bishop Robert Barron, the founder of the Catholic media apostolate Word on Fire, was installed as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota, at St. John the Evangelist Co-Cathedral in Rochester on Friday. Appointed by Pope Francis earlier this summer, Barron is returning to the Midwest after almost seven years as auxiliary bishop…

Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Costa Rican Bishop Eugeniuo Salazar Mora greeted the Missionaries of Charity who had been kicked out of Nicaragua with the most beautiful, inspiring and humble gesture and words, as you’ll see in this recount. CNA—The bishop of Tilarán-Liberia in Costa Rica, Eugenio Salazar Mora, on July 6 knelt as he greeted the superior of the…

Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua, along with 100 other NGOs

Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua, along with 100 other NGOs

The Marxist government of Nicaraguan Sandinista National Liberation Front leader Daniel Ortega, which has been in power for 15 years, expelled 18 Missionaries of Charity from the Central American country on July 6, 2022.  But that’s not all… Ripped away from serving the poorest of the poor According to the newspaper El Confidencial, the nuns…

Order of Malta: Grand Magistry announces death of H.E. the Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ Marco Luzzago

Order of Malta: Grand Magistry announces death of H.E. the Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ Marco Luzzago

The Order of Malta on Tuesday announced the death of Fra’ Marco Luzzago, who had led the 1,000-year-old institution since 2020. In a June 7 statement, the order said that the 71-year-old died after a “sudden illness” at Villa Ciccolini in the Italian province of Macerata. The Italian medical doctor, who was related to Pope…

Puerto Rican bishop removed by pope feels ‘blessed to suffer persecution’

Puerto Rican bishop removed by pope feels ‘blessed to suffer persecution’

CNA, Arecibo, Puerto Rico—Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres, who was relieved Wednesday of his office as Bishop of Arecibo, said that he feels “blessed to suffer persecution and calumny.” In a letter published on the Diocese of Arecibos’ website shortly after the Holy See Press Office announced Pope Francis’ decision, Bishop Fernández Torres, 57, stated that…

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