Gerard O’Connell January 23, 2021
A flare-up of sciatica has caused Pope Francis to cancel several appearances in the coming days.
Pope Francis meets Father Maccalli, right, and members of his delegation at the Vatican on Nov. 9. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Recalling his abduction and two-year captivity, Father Maccalli told Vatican News that during that time, "tears were my bread for many days and were my prayer when I didn't know what to say."
Kevin Clarke October 16, 2020
Mass attendance and Catholic affiliation have been eroding steadily since the 1970s for all income brackets, but the sharpest decline has been among the two bottom economic quartiles.
Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said the release of Father Maccalli as the church is preparing to celebrate World Mission Sunday Oct. 18 “is a great sign of hope for us, for Africa and for the universal church.”
Pope Francis greets religious as he leaves the hermitage and cell of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, in this Oct. 4, 2013, file photo. The pope plans to visit Assisi on Oct. 3 to celebrate a private Mass and sign his new encyclical on human fraternity. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell October 01, 2020
Domenico Sorrentino speaks to America about Pope Francis' deep devotion to St. Francis of Assisi. The pope will sign his new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti," in Assisi on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Rachel Lu September 18, 2020
It is some comfort to recall that Catholics have already survived many difficult periods like our own.