Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding shaft of light: One group of women — practicing Catholics — appears to have bucked the national trend toward despair and self-harm. Compared with women who never participated in religious services, women who attended any religious service once… Read More Church attendance linked with reduced suicide risk, especially for Catholics, study says
The Vatican is expected to set a date and venue for Mother Teresa to be made a saint on Tuesday. Pope Francis cleared the way for the canonization—the process in the Catholic Church by which someone is made a saint—of the Albanian nun to be made a saint in December 2015 by recognizing a miracle… Read More Vatican to Announce Mother Teresa’s Sainthood
content Pope Francis Says No To ‘Dirty Money’ Donations As part of his effort to clean up the Catholic Church’s finances, Pope Francis said Wednesday during his weekly audience at the Vatican that he did not want “dirty money” donations earned from abusing low-income workers given to the church, Reuters reported. “Some donors come to… Read More Pope Francis Says No To ‘Dirty Money’ Donations
A Catholic Family Searches for Answers Behind the Tradition March 26, 2015 Janel Saldana Displayed with permission from Latin Times Good Friday marks the day Jesus died on the cross, fulfilling His Father’s wishes and saving the human race. Shutterstock/Ricardo Reitmeyer When we look up the meaning of Good Friday on the web, we… Read More What Is The Meaning Of Good Friday?
Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church Chicago — In a new book to be released on Easter Sunday, Pope Francis invokes the example of Jesus walking all over Palestine as a model for a Church that moves beyond its walls to meet the world. “This is something striking about the Gospels: Jesus… Read More Loyola Press to Release a Second Collection of Pope Francis’s Writings
Religion News Service Press Release As the second anniversary of Pope Francis’ election approaches, a survey conducted by U.S. Catholic magazine finds that American Catholics still have sharply divided views of the pope. But no matter which position they take, Catholics seems to hold strong opinions on Francis. The informal survey, conducted at uscatholic.org in… Read More U.S. Catholic survey finds American Catholics still divided on Pope Francis