As we near All Hallows Eve, aka Halloween, we fired some questions at the walking encyclopedia that is Father Steve Grunow, and he responded with everything you ever wanted to know about Halloween and its deeply Catholic roots.
A couple of weeks ago, Catholic Talk published a blog titled “Is the Synod ignoring the singles?” Separated couples, divorced and remarried persons, divorced and not remarried persons, single parents and homosexual persons were all specific mentions in Synod documents, but there appears to have been no mention of never-married people at the Synod at all. For single Catholics, it can feel that they are not seen as part of a family.
This "Keep Christ in Christmas"-themed evangomercial from Catholics Come Home reminds us that all of us, like Santa depicted in this commercial, should make Jesus our priority at Christmastime each year.
Simple no better news in history, nothing even comes close, no other message reveals our true dignity and the love we are all looking for... than the Catholic Church. Do we really appreciate how great our faith is? Watch this video for more!
The message Pope Francis sent during his Sunday Angelus address was that love of God and neighbor are inseparably united, and that we see God’s face most clearly in the weak and vulnerable.
Sunday Mass is a really big deal. Keeping the Sabbath holy isn’t just about rest. It’s about so much more than that – it’s about giving the Lord the praise He is due, it’s about remembering all that He has done for us, it’s about spending time with the family God gave us, it’s about making sure we keep the Lord as God, and not work or money… it’s about a thousand or so wonderful things that Jesus has done and wants to do in your life.
It's been downloaded over 500,000 times. With those numbers, Laudate can be considered the most successful Catholic app on the market. It offers everything you need to know to follow the Mass. The app is updated daily with readings and reflections as well. With an interactive Rosary, users can pray via podcast or on their own.
Whatever the failures of the Church and challenges of the modern world, what people most need is to encounter God in Christ. Only here will they find goodness and beauty purified and perfected. In this article, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP explores our modern culture, and discusses our yearning for love, for service, and for truth.
Throughout the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, which concluded on October 19, there appeared a fair amount of hysteria. Some read the Synod as "an earthquake" while others bewailed it as a deep betrayal of Church teaching. In actuality, everyone should take a deep breath and allow the Holy Spirit to work in his preferred, often messy fashion.
Continuing his series of Wednesday catechesis on the Church, Pope Francis devoted his October 22 general audience to the Church as the Body of Christ.
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