In the December 8 issue Stephen Bonian, S.J., offers guidance on how to use icons in prayer. Thanks to the generosity of Trinity Icons, America offers this slideshow of popular icon subjects and themes. To purchase a copy of any of these images, visit Trinitys Web site.
At Rome's Basilica of St. Bartholomew, a shrine to modern martyrs, Pope Francis presided over an evening prayer service April 22, honoring Christians killed under Nazism, communism, dictatorships and terrorism.
The conference brought together six lay people from different countries “to reflect on the post-synod apostolic exhortation that has aroused grave perplexities and widespread unease in numerous components of the Catholic world.”