‘We must return to the Eucharist,’ writes Vatican’s chief liturgist

(CNA) — In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and sacraments said that Catholic communities should return to Mass as soon as it can be done safely, and that the Christian life cannot be sustained without the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Christian community of the Church. The letter, sent to bishops … Continue reading ‘We must return to the Eucharist,’ writes Vatican’s chief liturgist

Pope Francis says Amazon synod was for discernment, not fighting on married priests

(CNA) — Pope Francis did not approve a proposal to ordain married men in the Amazon region because the idea was discussed, and even argued about, but not prayerfully discerned at a 2019 synod of bishops, according to notes from the pope included in an article published Thursday in the Catholic periodical La Civiltà Cattolica. Continue reading Pope Francis says Amazon synod was for discernment, not fighting on married priests

‘Somebody has to make a big move’: Catholic priest who walked Belfast gauntlet on reconciliation

(CNA) — On Sept. 3, 2001, Fr. Aidan Troy set off with a group of children in the Ardoyne district of north Belfast walking to their Catholic school. To reach it, they had to pass through a Protestant area. Continue reading ‘Somebody has to make a big move’: Catholic priest who walked Belfast gauntlet on reconciliation

Two discontinued Arizona newspapers receive 17 Catholic Press awards in final full year of publication

Two Arizona Catholic publications that were discontinued earlier this year due to economic concerns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic received a total of 17 awards from the Catholic Press Association this year. Continue reading Two discontinued Arizona newspapers receive 17 Catholic Press awards in final full year of publication

Pope advances sainthood cause of ‘Apostle to Arizona’

When Rosie Garcia, a parishioner of St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson, heard the announcement that Pope Francis had formally recognized the heroic virtues of sainthood candidate Jesuit Father Eusebio Kino, she said she cried tears of joy. Continue reading Pope advances sainthood cause of ‘Apostle to Arizona’