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- Collection for Religious Retirement Fund to take place Dec. 9-10by Eric Deabill on November 30, 2023 at 5:54 pm
The Diocese of Scranton will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection Dec. 9-10. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, D.C. Proceeds help religious communities across the country to care for aging members. Last year, the Diocese of Scranton donated more than $72,800 to the collection. “We … Continue reading "Collection for Religious Retirement Fund to take place Dec. 9-10"
- Pope says he has serious bronchial infectionby Eric Deabill on November 30, 2023 at 5:23 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – “As you can see, I am alive,” Pope Francis told a group of health care managers Nov. 30. At the brief meeting with participants in a seminar on the ethics of health care management, the pope said he was suffering from a “bronchial condition. Thank God it was not pneumonia,” but … Continue reading "Pope says he has serious bronchial infection"
- Pope, still suffering from the flu, urges prayers for peace at audienceby Eric Deabill on November 30, 2023 at 1:56 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – With a soft and raspy voice, Pope Francis began his weekly general audience by making the sign of the cross and explaining that “I’m still not well with this flu, and my voice isn’t great,” so he would have an aide read his catechesis and greetings. The gathering, in the Vatican’s … Continue reading "Pope, still suffering from the flu, urges prayers for peace at audience"
- Ave Maria University offers free Catholic online courses highlighting the true, good, beautifulby Eric Deabill on November 30, 2023 at 1:52 pm
(OSV News) – Ave Maria University is now offering “The Pursuit of Wisdom,” a series of free online courses presented by university faculty that provides practical wisdom and insights on interesting topics and themes to help Catholics contemplate the true, good and beautiful. The series so far consists of seven courses, which can also be … Continue reading "Ave Maria University offers free Catholic online courses highlighting the true, good, beautiful"
- Evangelization includes caring for the poor and the earth, pope saysby Eric Deabill on November 30, 2023 at 1:45 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – An effective proclamation of the Gospel must speak with hope to the real-life problems of the poor, to the need to protect the earth and to the ability of people of good will to change the social and financial systems that harm the poor and the environment, Pope Francis said. “Ten … Continue reading "Evangelization includes caring for the poor and the earth, pope says"
- Abortions increased during the last year with Roe still in place, CDC report saysby Eric Deabill on November 30, 2023 at 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON (OSV News) – The number of abortions in the U.S. increased in 2021, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. national public health agency, and the agency’s last report of such data with Roe v. Wade still in place. For nearly 50 years following the Jan. 22, … Continue reading "Abortions increased during the last year with Roe still in place, CDC report says"
- Teens describe NCYC 2023 in Indianapolis as ‘awesome’ – and so much moreby Eric Deabill on November 22, 2023 at 4:32 pm
INDIANAPOLIS – The National Catholic Youth Conference can have a deep impact on high school teens. For three days – this year Nov. 16-18 in Indianapolis – their faith was enriched through speakers, uplifting music, Eucharistic Adoration, group prayer, the opportunity for the Sacrament of Penance and Daily Mass. Their faith also is emboldened in … Continue reading "Teens describe NCYC 2023 in Indianapolis as ‘awesome’ – and so much more"