Posted on 09/16/2021 07:00 AM ()
The Church in Central and Eastern Europe is coming together for a conference on the safeguarding of minors, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 19-22 September.
Posted on 09/16/2021 05:30 AM ()
Ewa Kusz, a member of the organizing committee for the regional conference on the protection of minors for Central and Eastern Europe taking place in Warsaw, gathers the voices of people who have been abused by priests.
Posted on 09/16/2021 05:00 AM ()
At the center of forgiveness, there is God who embraces us, not the list of our sins and our humiliation.
Posted on 09/16/2021 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
In Paul’s First Letter to Timothy, we read, “Beloved, let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. . . Do not neglect the gift you have” (1 Tim. 4:12, 14). It’s good advice for all of us, no matter what our age—most particularly, the adjuration not to neglect the gifts we have been given, however it may manifest: to preach, heal, cook, train, write, etc. Our gifts were never meant for ourselves alone, but for service to the Body of Christ, no matter what our ages. What has been gifted to us in youth may need to be seasoned, yes, but never ignored or put aside or outright stalled, because—as in the lives of Blessed Carlo Acutis and Blessed…
Posted on 09/16/2021 03:30 AM ()
Pope Francis meets with the moderators of associations of the faithful, ecclesial movements and new communities and urges them to stay out on the existential peripheries, warning them of the danger of the desire for power.
Posted on 09/15/2021 09:34 AM ()
A video roundup of Pope Francis' 34th Apostolic Journey, a 4-day visit which took him first to Budapest to close the 52nd Eucharistic Congress and then to Slovakia for a whirlwind tour to strengthen the faith of the EU nation's majority Catholic population.
Posted on 09/15/2021 09:27 AM ()
Following the Pope's visit to the Roma community in Slovakia, a Salesian priest who works in the area describes the effect the Holy Father's visit had on those living in the neighbourhood.
Posted on 09/15/2021 08:33 AM ()
Speaking to journalists on the return flight from Slovakia, Pope Francis talks about his dialogue with Hungarian authorities, anti-Semitism, and vaccines, as well as Holy Communion for politicians who approve abortion laws.
Posted on 09/15/2021 07:55 AM ()
Pope Francis returns to the Vatican following his Apostolic Visit to Budapest and Slovakia, stopping at St. Mary Major’s to thank Our Lady for her protection.
Posted on 09/15/2021 07:09 AM ()
Spokesperson for the Bishops’ Conference of Slovakia, Fr. Martin Kramara, reflects on Pope Francis’ just-concluded Apostolic Visit to Slovakia, highlighting the joy of the country’s faithful and the encouragement the Holy Father’s presence brings.