In last Sunday Mass as Philly archbishop, Chaput retires with gratitude

In last Sunday Mass as Philly archbishop, Chaput retires with gratitude

The Philadelphia Inquirer, CNA, CBJ—Archbishop Charles Chaput has been a diocesan bishop for 31 years. For most of that time, his people have known where to find him on Sunday afternoon or evening: Hearing confessions and offering Mass at Philadelphia’s Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. Chaput celebrated his last Sunday Mass as a…
Bishop Conley announces medical leave of absence from Lincoln diocese

Bishop Conley announces medical leave of absence from Lincoln diocese

CNA—Bishop James Conley announced Friday that he is taking a medical leave of absence from his ministry as Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska. “I have been medically diagnosed with depression and anxiety, along with chronic insomnia and debilitating tinnitus, which is a constant ringing of the ears,” Conley wrote in a Dec. 13 letter to Catholics…
Our Lady of Guadalupe – Star of the New Evangelization

Our Lady of Guadalupe – Star of the New Evangelization

Fifteen years ago, in 1999, Pope St. John Paul II declared that the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe would be celebrated in every Church in the Americas, because, he said, she is the Patroness, the Evangelizer, and the Mother of the Americas.  John Paul said that through her intercession, the new evangelization in America…
The power of Mary’s beauty to unite all God’s children

The power of Mary’s beauty to unite all God’s children

In the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, directly over the very spot where our Lord’s Cross stood, right where our Savior died for our salvation, there stands a Greek altar.  Directly next to it stands a Latin altar. In between the two altars hangs an icon of the Mother of God. Right at…
Every Woman: Unique and Unrepeatable

Every Woman: Unique and Unrepeatable

Scientists say that diamonds need more than 350 tons of pressure per square inch and heat levels above 2200 degrees Fahrenheit to form within the earth.  And since we know that God’s own inner order and life imprint themselves on all of creation, this simple scientific fact has something to teach us about spiritual reality. …
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