Evidence of the holiness of the life of Sr. Lucia, one of the three children who received messages from Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal nearly 100 years ago, was formally presented by church officials this week.
A liberal columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer thought his snarky column attacking Archbishop Charles Chaput’s latest book would be the last word – until this feisty immigration lawyer made his critique look as hollow as it was.
Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the pontifical council charged with interpreting canon law, issued a short booklet explaining what the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia is saying about admittance of divorced and civilly remarried couples to the Sacraments.
Servant of God Justus Takayama Ukon, a Japanese samurai who died in exile in the 17th century, was beatified on February 7 by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
The death of Father Michael Scanlan, Third Order Regular Franciscan and president emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville passed away at the age of 85 this past weekend and will be forever known for his profound love for God and for the powerful way he ministered to souls throughout his life.
In his homily celebrating the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, Pope Francis said that it is the maternal face of a mother that protects society from the corrosive disease of being “spiritual orphans” – people who have no sense of belonging and become narcissistic and interested in only their own interests.