• Capuchins organise Nature Day in Pakistan

    Oct 29, 2015

    The Capuchin Friars of Pakistan recently organised in Lahore St. Francis of Assisi and Nature Day in order to promote respect for creation and sustainable environment.

  • Is the family synod being driven by sentiment?

    Oct 23, 2015

    Towards the end of the second week of the family synod the media divulged the unconfirmed story one bishop had reportedly shared with the assembly, a story from his diocese: a little boy whose father was re-married had, on the day of his first Holy Communion, broken a bit off the Host and given his dad the fragment.

  • Greater freedom than ever at the Synod

    Oct 22, 2015

    Cardinal Donald Wuerl has flatly denied the allegations by some of his fellow cardinals and bishops that the fathers attending the synod are “somehow” being manipulated by the Pope and the synod structure that Francis approved.

  • Bishops and synod should meet people where they are

    Oct 21, 2015

    One of the main challenges facing Catholic bishops today is to be clear about the church's moral teachings but then also to meet people where they are in life without just admonishing them, Washington's Cardinal Donald Wuerl has said.

  • Holy Year: Rooted in mercy

    Oct 21, 2015

    While the Holy Year of Mercy declared last March by Pope Francis does not fall within the customary 25-year cycle of holy year (or jubilee) celebrations, it falls perfectly within the tradition of this sacred observance, which began with Mosaic law.

  • What happens in a holy year?

    Oct 21, 2015

    St. John Paul II wanted the entire Church to enter the 21st century in a spirit of hope, strengthened by a deep-reaching renewal of faith.

  • Food for Thought

    Oct 21, 2015

    Starting in December and for the next year, we will hear much about the Holy Year of Mercy.

  • How a 'culture of distraction' is keeping millennials from marrying

    Oct 21, 2015

    Consumerism. A culture of distraction. Fear of commitment. These are some of the factors driving today’s young people away from marriage, said a theologian reflecting on the words of Pope Francis in the U.S.

  • Walking in communion and friendship with others

    Oct 20, 2015

    The bonds uniting the Church's greatly diverse members are important for a simple reason that often is overlooked: The Church's people need these bond

  • Obedience is response to God's love, not a condition for it

    Oct 20, 2015

    Obedience to God's commandments must be the response to his limitless love, but it is not a condition for his love and for the salvation he offers through Jesus, Pope Francis said.