Global Church News

  • Married saints model hope for today’s families

    Jul 29, 2022

    Nearly three decades ago, a new parish priest, Fr Michael Van Sloun of the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis, was celebrating up to 40 weddings a year. Over the last decade, that has dwindled to 10.

  • Daily spirituality

    Jul 29, 2022

    The meaning of spirituality has developed over time as our understanding of culture, religion, and personal development has changed.

  • Peacemaker David Trimble dies at 77

    Jul 29, 2022

    David Trimble was one of the chief architects of the 1998 Belfast Agreement that heralded a new era of peace in Northern Ireland after thirty years of conflict.

  • France remembers Fr Jacques Hamel

    Jul 29, 2022

    Six years after Fr Jacques Hamel was murdered by knife-wielding terrorists while celebrating Mass at his parish church in northern France, locals gathered to commemorate his life and to pray.

  • A Catechesis on Old Age: The joyful service of faith that is learned in gratitude

    Jul 29, 2022

    We have heard the simple and touching account of the healing of the motherin- law of Simon — who is not yet called Peter — in Mark’s version of the Gospel.

  • St Alphonsus Liguori

    Jul 29, 2022

    Moral theology, Vatican II said, should be more thoroughly nourished by Scripture, and show the nobility of the Christian vocation of the faithful and their obligation to bring forth fruit in charity for the life of the world.

  • Pope’s visit to Canada

    Jul 29, 2022

    Pope Francis started his Monday events in Canada by visiting the cemetery and chapel of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Maskwacis, Alberta, where he spent a moment in silent prayer.

  • Pope at Mass in Canada: ‘Jesus leads us from failure to hope and healing’

    Jul 29, 2022

    Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Shine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in eastern Canada, near Quebec, and recalls that Jesus always walks with us to help us move beyond our failures toward hope in God.

  • Vulnerability as a missionary: Sr Anne Falola's experience

    Jul 29, 2022

    Sr Anne Falola shares how her dream of becoming a "heroic missionary admired by all” was suddenly shattered, and how the experience became an opportunity to find her true missionary vocation.

  • Quebec missionary: The Pope's visit will open the doors for societal dialogue

    Jul 28, 2022

    As the people of Quebec await Pope Francis' arrival, a missionary working in the city describes the people's expectations and the hope he has in the Pope's visit bringing dialogue and communion between the Church and society.