Pope Francis, along with six cardinals and archbishops from North, South, and Central America, worked in collaboration with the Ad Council to produce a public service announcement promoting COVID-19 vaccines.
A catastrophic earthquake in Haiti that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives, a number that is likely to climb, also toppled a pediatric hospital in St. Helene that was a mission of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Sisters.
by West Giffin, Associate Director of Red Stick Catholics
A quote that has stood out to me recently has been “truth without love is brutality and love without truth is hypocrisy.” This quote is attributed to Baptist preacher and writer, Warren W. Wiersbe. I think most of us have experienced some share of both brutality and hypocrisy in the current cultural climate as of late which stems from either the absence of truth or the absence of love in some capacity. It can be quite overwhelming and disheartening at times, especially after having gone through this past year like we all have.
ROME (CNA) - Pope Francis, along with six cardinals and archbishops from North, South, and Central America, worked in collaboration with the Ad Council to produce a public service announcement promoting COVID-19 vaccines. The announcement is the first Ad Council campaign designed for a global audience and will be distributed in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
If you are struggling with some difficult teaching of the Church or just the burdens of your own life, look to the face of Jesus. Let Him love you just as you are. It is by encountering the living person of Jesus that we are disposed to see Him in the brokenness of our lives. It is our own relationship with Him that Jesus invites us into relationship with His bride, the Church.
Bishop Michael G. Duca ordained six new permanent deacons on Saturday, Aug. 13 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge. From left are Deacon Michael Parker, Deacon Paul Soileau, Deacon Glenn Farnet, Bishop Duca, Deacon Robbie Templet, Deacon Glenn Hymel and Deacon Eulis Simien. For complete coverage of the ordination and stories on the deacons' vocational journeys, see the Aug. 27 issue of The Catholic Commentator. Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator
Nearly buried recently in the hubbub surrounding the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ debate over who is and isn’t worthy to receive Communion was a colloquy between two bishops concerning something that may prove of far greater importance in the long run.
Recognizing unique challenges awaiting newly ordained priests as well as clergy members moving into their first assignment as a pastor, Father Trey Nelson and Father Jamin David recently rolled out a new orientation program to ease those transitions.