By Sarah Dupre, ETC
The new translation of the Roman Missal will be implemented in about a year, but before learning about the upcoming changes, think about how much you actually know about the Mass. (more…)
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has said he’s heading to Spain Nov. 6-7 as a pilgrim, and the trip will give him an opportunity to participate in the most popular foot pilgrimage in Europe, the “camino” or journey to Santiago de Compostela.
His pilgrimage also will give him an opportunity to pay homage to a more modern expression of a Spaniard’s faith when he travels to Barcelona for the dedication of Antoni Gaudi’s Church of the Holy Family, more widely known by its Spanish name, Sagrada Familia.
As a pilgrim, the pope is expected to highlight the virtue of hope and the church’s mission of charity in an increasingly secularized nation.
A traditionally Catholic country, Spain has embarked on a number of policies that have caused local bishops much concern. (more…)
By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Under persistent criticism from a small but vocal group of activists as well as questions from some bishops, leaders of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development have established “stronger policies and clearer mechanisms” to guide how grants are awarded to poverty-fighting groups and strengthen oversight of how funds are spent.
Made public Oct. 26, the plan places greater emphasis on the Catholic identity of the 41-year-old program and renews the U.S. bishops’ commitment to fight poverty in all its forms, said Bishop Roger P. Morin of Biloxi, Miss., chairman of the bishops’ CCHD subcommittee. (more…)
After Mass parishioners journeyed to the parish hall for Family and Friends Day and enjoyed food, fellowship and later in the day, volleyball and kickball games. (more…)
By Catholic News Service
UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — The papal nuncio to the United Nations challenged the international community Oct. 21 to unite in a fight against global poverty, which he called “an insult to our common humanity.”
“We have the means to bring an end to poverty,” said Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, who heads the permanent observer mission of the Holy See at U.N. headquarters in New York. “Do we have the will? That is the question.” (more…)
By Nancy Frazier O’Brien Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The papally mandated reform of the Legionaries of Christ may take “two or three years or even more” and require the establishment of at least three commissions, the papal delegate overseeing the reform said in an Oct. 19 letter.
Italian Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, who was named by Pope Benedict XVI to the College of Cardinals the day after his letter was dated, urged members of the Legionaries to “set aside all suspicion and distrust” of one another during the process of reform and renewal of the order. (more…)
The Antorcha Guadalupana has already begun and Southeast Texans are only days away from being able to take part in the yearly event.
It began at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City in early October and will be arriving at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City Dec. 12, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guada-lupe. The torch will make its way through Southeast Texas Nov. 9. (more…)
The Healing Heart retreat will be held Nov. 12-14 and is designed to help women who have been sexually assaulted begin to heal their relationship with God. (more…)
Hace ya algunos años que como católicos estamos escuchando frases como: “los latinos son el futuro de la iglesia,” “no tenemos sufi-cientes sacerdotes,” “es hora que los laicos tomemos nuestro compromiso de bautizados;” estas, entre muchas otras frases, que el común de los católicos hemos convertido en parte de nuestra vocabulario.
Sin lugar a duda el número de hispanos católicos en los Estados Unidos aumenta día a día, y también es cierto que las vocaciones al sacerdocio y a la vida religiosa son muy pocas. Si hablamos de las vocaciones latinas, son casi nulas. Podemos hacer muchas preguntas, se pueden elaborara encuestas y hacer análisis del por qué de todo esto. (more…)