Global Church News

  • St Sebastian

    Jan 15, 2021

    Sebastian was the son of a wealthy Roman family. He was educated in Milan and became an officer of the imperial Roman army, and Captain of the Guard.

  • St Vincent

    Jan 15, 2021

    St Vincent was Deacon of Saragossa, and a martyr under Diocletian in 304. This most renowned martyr of Spain is represented in the dalmatic of a deacon, and has as emblems a cross, a raven, a grate, or a fire-pile. He is honored as patron in Valencia, Saragossa and Portugal. Very little can be confirmed about his life.

  • St Agnes

    Jan 15, 2021

    On Jan. 21, the Roman Catholic Church honors the virgin and martyr St. Agnes, who suffered death for her consecration to Christ.

  • Daily Short Readings of the week: Sunday January 17 – Saturday January 23

    Jan 15, 2021

    I shall pour clean water over you and you will be cleansed; I shall cleanse you of all your defilement and all your idols. I shall give you a new heart, and put a new spirit in you; I shall remove the heart of stone from your bodies and give you a heart of flesh instead.

  • Fratelli Tutti shows path for proper treatment of migrants

    Jan 15, 2021

    In a blog post for the Catholic Migration Commission, Cardinal Michael Czerny describes the importance of 'Fratelli tutti' as applied to the plight of migrants and refugees.

  • Rome university reverses decision to honour controversial Fr Pavone

    Jan 15, 2021

    For a variety of reasons, "especially in relation to the political situation" in the United States, the Legionaries of Christ university in Rome will

  • French missionary's legacy lives on among Kolkata's poor

    Jan 15, 2021

    When Father François Laborde died at the age of 93 in India's Kolkata's city on Christmas Day, many close to him recalled his often-repeated words that the Indian poor evangelized him to be a better Christian.

  • Sr. Christin Mary, advocate for India's domestic workers

    Jan 15, 2021

    Sister Christin Mary is a member of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also known as ICM Sisters.

  • Archbishop Machado Cheers Specially Abled Persons

    Jan 15, 2021

    Don Bosco Church, Lingarajapuram here organized a programme named ‘Caring for the disabled’, an event to honour 11 specially abled individuals and two Covid warriors in Bangalore on January 9.

  • Abp of Tuam: Mother and Baby Report a cause for shame

    Jan 15, 2021

    The Archbishop of Tuam in Ireland, Michael Neary, calls the contents of the Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes “a cause for shame” and adds, “when a Church is not serving with compassion, it is failing.”