While addressing members of a plenary assembly on women in Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis said the time to rise to the challenge of finding new ways for women to be full participants in both social and ecclesial life “can no longer be postponed.”
Anyone with friends or family who are dabbling in witchcraft should pray for the intercession of a South African man who was martyred 25 years today for opposing the practice and who will soon be added to the Church’s glorious list of the beatified.
One of the most important Synods in our lifetime will be taking place in Rome next October to discuss issues close to the hearts of all – marriage and family – and the faithful are planning to bathe the event in prayer with a nine-month novena of Eucharistic adoration to take place around the world.
That plastic surgery can be a form of aggression against women is just one of many interesting subjects to be discussed at next week’s plenary assembly on women, led by the Pontifical Council for Culture.
The Texas Bar, located on the seafront in the French Mediterranean town of Toulon and right next door to a Catholic church, was long known as a gathering place for homosexuals – but that all changed when the establishment went up for sale and the Missionaries of Divine Mercy decided to buy it.
Shortly after a judge opened the doors to same-sex marriage in Florida, Miami’s Archbishop Thomas Wenski issued a letter to the more than 8,000 diocesan employees warning them not to publicly support the unions or risk losing their jobs.
Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George is asking for prayers after dropping out of an experimental drug program that was supposed to help his body to recognize and attack the cancer that has been plaguing him for several years.