The Pope’s Dream: An Amazonian Church with the Face of Jesus Christ

By Fr. Roger Landry | Pope Francis was elected to bring about a missionary metamorphosis of the Church. The “next pope,” Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio told his brother cardinals during their pre-conclave meetings in 2013, had to be… Read the Whole Article at its...

Elderly Chinese bishop recovers from coronavirus

Nanyang, China, Feb 18, 2020 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- Bishop Joseph Zhu Baoyu, Bishop Emeritus of Nanyang, has recovered from coronavirus. At age 98, he is among the oldest infected patients to have recovered. Bishop Zhu was diagnosed with COVID-19, the respiratory disease...

Manila Bishop: Young People are the Core of Fight for Life

The young people are at the core of the fight for life because they will bear the impact of “anti-life” policies, a Catholic bishop said, reported CBCP News on February 17, 2020. Speaking at this year’s “walk for life” in Quezon City over the weekend, Bishop Broderick...

Archbishop’s Plea for Suffering Christians

Southwark England’s new Archbishop has made an urgent call for action to support persecuted Christians saying helping them “is not somebody else’s business: it’s our business”. Speaking at a Mass today (Tuesday, 18th February) at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary,...

Caritas in Asia Helps People Infected with Coronavirus

Caritas organizations in Asia are offering support and prayers to people infected with and affected by the COVID19 virus. COVID19 – more commonly known as Coronavirus – has infected tens of thousands of people in almost 30 countries and is thought to have killed over...

Resources for Great Lent

Great Lent is almost upon us. This year it begins on Mar 04 (Mar 11 Old Calendar). During this time we are encouraged to take forty days to prepare ourselves, and our families, so as to be spiritually ready, and worthy to celebrate and worship the Resurrection–April...

Historic Iraqi church to be rebuilt

Mosul, Iraq, Feb 18, 2020 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- The rebuilding of a Syriac Catholic church in Mosul, Iraq, destroyed by ISIS will begin soon, the U.N.’s heritage agency (UNESCO) announced last week. Al-Tahera church, in the old city of Mosul, was severely damaged after...

Bishops and aid agencies praise coronavirus response

Washington D.C., Feb 18, 2020 / 02:41 pm (CNA).- American bishops and leaders of Catholic aid agencies have praised Vatican and U.S. responses to the coronavirus outbreak, and encouraged the faithful to stay informed about the disease. “As communities and public...

Pope Francis approves Caritas Internationalis’ new statutes

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2020 / 01:26 pm (CNA).- The Vatican announced Feb. 17 that Pope Francis had approved changes to Caritas Internationalis’ governing statutes and internal rules. The new statutes had been in effect since May 2019 after a decree from the Vatican...