“Every tragic death brings with it great pain. But when it snatches (the lives of) five adolescents and a young mother, it is immense, unbearable without God’s help,” he told members of the victims’ families Sept. 12.
Church services and Mass online cannot compare to or replace the in-person participation of the faithful, Cardinal Sarah told the world's bishops.
During a livestream from the library of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis continued a series of talks on the principles of the church's social doctrine as a guide for healing and building a better future.
It’s a long-standing puzzle: If there is such a high probability of life existing elsewhere in the universe, then, as Enrico Fermi was alleged to have said, “Where is everybody?
The figure of Mary is often distorted and exploited by criminal organizations as a way to make people more submissive and “turn them into slaves,” according to Father Stefano Cecchin.
The preferential option for the poor, which includes feeding the hungry and drawing close to the excluded, “is the key criterion of Christian authenticity,” Pope Francis said Aug. 19 during his weekly general audience.
"May the prophetic voices" of the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki "continue to serve as a warning to us and for coming generations," Pope Francis said in a written message to Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of the Hiroshima prefecture.
Specifically, a baptism administered with the formula "We baptize you ..." instead of "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" is not valid.
Novices and women religious, especially those who have been assigned to a country where they don’t know the language, can be particularly vulnerable to abuses of power and conscience by superiors, and sexual abuse by their formators, said an article in “La Civilta Cattolica.”