Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, cancelled his participation in an upcoming Mass because one of the celebrants is a newly ordained priest with a history of...
Author: Kilian SC
In February, the Vatican statement said that more than three-quarters of the members of the German bishops’ conference had approved a pastoral handbook titled “Walking with Christ: In the Footsteps of Unity: Mixed Marriages and Common Participation in the Eucharist”.
Pope Francis focused his homily on the day’s reading from St. John’s Gospel (21:15-19). Jesus asks Simon Peter three times, “Do you love me,” and each time that Simon Peter replies he does, Jesus tells him to feed and tend his sheep. He then forewarns his disciple that following him would lead to going “where you do not want to go.”
I was an undergrad in philosophy at The Catholic University of America when I had the opportunity to attend an off-campus lecture by Rev. Alexander Schmemann, dean of St. Vladimir Orthodox Seminary in New...
The Gospel of John describes how the Holy Spirit is given to the apostles: the risen Jesus breathing on the apostles to impart the Holy Spirit. This is Pentecost. The power of the Spirit not only authorises, but also empowers the apostles.
A true bishop always stays close to his people, protecting them from “wolves” and from losing their way, Pope Francis said.
The steadfast faith and love for the Catholic Church that have characterised members of the Swiss Guard for centuries must be part of the men’s lives even after they have stopped wearing their colourful medieval uniforms and carrying their halberds, Pope Francis said.
The week leading to Pentecost is the Week for Prayer for Christian Unity. I encourage our parishes and communities to try and reach out to other Christians and to open their doors to them for ecumenical experiences.
Women and men must shape their ethics according to Mary, who provides us with the perfect model of leadership to emulate, argues FR OSKAR WERMTER SJ.
In an age when technology is ever-evolving, Catholic news organisations must be willing to adapt to effectively proclaim the Gospel to all, Pope Francis said.
Baptism requires rejecting Satan and professing one’s full faith in God, Pope Francis said. Only by being able to say “no” to the devil, his works and empty promises “am I able to say ‘yes’ to God, who calls me to conform myself to him in thoughts and deeds,” he said.
Those who receive the sacrament are given the strength to overcome “the temptation to separate from God, from his will, from communion with him and fall into the snares of worldly seductions,” the pope said during his weekly general audience.