Religious sisters missing after jihadist attack found safe and well

CNA Staff, Sep 7, 2020 / 11:15 am (CNA).- Two religious sisters missing after jihadists attacked a port town in Mozambique have been found safe and well, a Catholic bishop said Sunday.  “It is with great joy that we inform you that the two sisters, Inés and Eliane,...

Vocation and the Single Life

(This article recently appeared in Catholic World Report and may serve as a good addendum to Father Callam’s exhortation for the Church to canonize more married people. Well, what of the singles, we may also ask? ) Read the Whole Article at its Original...

What of Married Saints?

Glance at any catalogue of saints and you will be struck, as I was, at how few of them were married. There are Mary and Joseph, of course, but their situation was hardly typical. Of the other saints who were married, women outnumber men. The Roman matron Perpetua and...

Kidnapped Nuns Freed in Mozambique

The two sisters of the congregation of St. Joseph of Chambery kidnapped on August 12, in Mocímboa da Praia (Mozambique) have been freed. This was announced yesterday, September 6, by Mgr. Luiz Fernando Lisboa, Bishop of Pemba. “The nuns” – highlights the Bishop in a...

Irish Bishop Issues Pastoral Letter for Season of Creation

Bishop Larry Duffy, Bishop of Clogher, has written a Pastoral Letter to all the people of the diocese and to all people of goodwill concerning the Season of Creation which is being marked throughout the month of September, concluding on 4 October – the feast of Saint...

Agreement Between Holy See and Burkina Faso now in Effect

Today, September 7, 2020, by means of official communication from the Embassy of Burkina Faso to the Holy See, the procedure for the exchange of the Instruments of Ratification of the Agreement between the Holy See and the State of Burkina Faso on the legal status of...

Sept 13; Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross

Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross, Tone 6; Commemoration of the Dedication of the Holy Church of the Resurrection of Christ Our God (335); Forefeast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross; the Holy Priest-Martyr Cornelius the Centurion GREAT...