On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, new Archbishops from around the world concelebrated Mass with Pope Francis, where they recieved the pallium from the Holy Father. In this video, some of the Archbishops explain the meaning of the traditional vestment - look out for Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP!
A mosque in Mississauga, Canada, has donated thousands of dollars to help a neighbor in need. A Catholic church in the area needed a clean-up after acts of vandalism on its premises.
Father Robert Barron has embarked on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church's most influential people. "CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players" is a documentary series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization. In this video from the series, Fr Barron reflects on Michelangelo and the Way of Beauty.
The document set to guide this year’s synod discussions on the family touches on hot-button issues such as homosexuality and divorced and remarried couples, stressing that mercy is something every family needs from the Church.
The Redemptorists have put together an interactive digital resource kit for the recently released Papal encyclical, Laudato Si’. It includes: · Digital version of the document divided into chapters for easier reading · Insights on the encyclical from Fr Bruce Duncan CSsR · Prayers of the encyclical · Digitally laid out Q&A on the encyclical · A video top 10 Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Pope Francis' Laudato Si'
Pope Francis' highly-anticipated environmental encyclical has arrived and Fr. James Martin, S.J., presents the ten things you need to know about it.
On Friday 29 May 2015, CatholicCare Sydney officially opened two new homes for young people leaving the foster care system who are at risk of homelessness. The three-bedroom homes are part of CatholicCare’s Rose Gallagher Project, which will see young people at risk of homelessness receive subsidised housing and practical support to build their strengths, improve their living skills and address issues that prevent independent living.
Pope Francis' long-awaited encyclical on ecology Laudato Si' was unveiled at a news conference June 18 at the Vatican. In this video, Catholic News Service interviews some of the news conference attendees, and reflects on the encyclical's call for asceticism and reform.
Pope Francis has released his historic Encyclical Letter on the care for our common home - the enviroment. The title, Laudato Si', is taken from a hymn by St Francis of Assisi that contains strong emphasis on harmony between God and the creatures of the world.
"That is how the name came into my heart: Francis of Assisi. For me, he is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation; these days we do not have a very good relationship with creation, do we?" A name isn't the only thing that Pope Francis took from the famous saint. The title of his upcoming encyclical on ecology translates to "Be praised," words from Saint Francis of Assisi's famous poem "Canticle of the Creatures."
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