Author: Catholic News Agency

​Online encounter: The Fruits of Living as a Synodal Church

January 21, 2022

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The Archdiocese of San Antonio invited all the people of God to join Auxiliary Bishop Michael Boulette and guest speakers Professor Rafael Luciani and Father David McCallum, SJ, from the Theology and Methodology Commissions of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops to the online encounter on January 8 hosted by Yesenia Ramirez, executive director of Catholic Television of San Antonio.

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​Vigil Mass for Life: ‘Every human being, at every stage of life, should be treated with respect’

January 21, 2022

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Catholics must work to promote a culture of life and work to support mothers, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said in his homily at the Opening Mass at the Prayer Vigil for Life on Thursday.

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​Roman Curia’s annual Lenten retreat changed again due to COVID-19

January 20, 2022

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For the third consecutive year, Pope Francis will not be gathering together with the Roman Curia for a spiritual retreat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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​Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of our sins’

January 19, 2022

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Pope Francis has encouraged people to encounter God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, with a reminder that the tender forgiveness of God is greater than the “ugliest” sin.

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Pope Francis: The story of the Holy Land is the ‘Fifth Gospel’

January 17, 2022

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Pope Francis has urged journalists in the Middle East to keep telling stories from the Holy Land, calling it the “Fifth Gospel.”

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‘Prayers answered. All hostages are out.’: Texas synagogue standoff ends

January 16, 2022

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An FBI team on Saturday shot and killed a man who had taken hostages during a live streamed service at a Texas synagogue, authorities said.

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Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit reforms the Church through the saints

January 15, 2022

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Pope Francis said Saturday that it takes saints to reform the Church and for this each Catholic is called to a deeper “second conversion.”

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​Report: 1 in 5 Irish priests and brothers have died in the past three years

January 14, 2022

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An Irish newspaper has reported that 1 in 5 of the country’s priests and religious brothers have died in the past three years.

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​Pope Francis: There is an urgent need for ‘spiritual fatherhood’ today

January 13, 2022

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Pope Francis has said in a new interview that there is a great need for “spiritual fatherhood” today.

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​Archbishop birthday blessings

January 12, 2022

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Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, visited the Mexican American Catholic College on December 19 for their Staff Days and was serenaded for his 65th birthday.

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