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The Urbi et Orbi, meaning to the city and the world, is a blessing usually delivered by the Roman pontiff at Christmas and Easter.
Pope Francis says ‘We are all in the same boat,’ during Urbi et Orbi ceremony
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, March 27, 2020 (RNS) — As the world grapples with the spread of the coronavirus, Pope Francis delivered a homily of hope on Friday (MarchRead More
Christian leaders are starting to ask: Is Communion appropriate for cyberspace?
As coronavirus keeps parishioners homebound, Christian clergy debate online Communion
by: Jack Jenkins March 27, 2020 (RNS) — As Christian churches cancel in-person services to avoid contracting or spreading the novel coronavirus, many have rushed to embrace “virtual” Communion: SomeRead More
Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 2151 served a free pancake breakfast...
Batavia church opens Celebrate Catholic Schools Week
BATAVIA, Ill., Jan. 26, 2020 — Holy Cross Catholic School in Batavia opened Celebrate Catholic Schools Week on Sunday (Jan. 26) with activities for students, parishioners and community members. ThisRead More
She said it's just as important to advocate for those who are homeless and victims of human trafficking.
Cyntoia Brown-Long to speak at Catholic church anti-abortion rally
by: Alejandra Molina LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2020 (RNS) — To Cyntoia Brown-Long, it’s not just the unborn who need protection and respect, but also the marginalized and forgotten. SinceRead More
The book is scheduled to be released in mid-February, but an excerpt was published on Monday (Jan. 13) by the French daily Le Figaro.
Retired Pope Benedict promotes priestly celibacy in new book, suggesting rift between two popes
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, Jan. 13, 2020 (RNS) — Former Pope Benedict XVI, who once vowed to remain hidden from the world after resigning, is once more speaking out.Read More