Oklahoma City, Okla., Sep 22, 2014 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thousands of Catholics across Oklahoma responded to a sparsely attended black mass in Oklahoma City with prayers, Eucharistic processions, and demonstrations, as the city’s archbishop emphasized God's love and mercy. “We are gathered as witnesses to hope at a time when darkness seems to be
Chicago, Ill., Sep 20, 2014 / 10:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Chicago’s Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich introduced himself to his new city on Saturday, downplaying political interpretations of his appointment and stressing the need to be attentive to God’s voice. “My priority as a priest and now as a bishop is to recognize that God is already at work in the liv
Lincoln, Neb., Sep 19, 2014 / 07:33 am (CNA).- Preparation for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony begins with family life in the home long before a couple has met, said Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Neb., and this fact cannot be overlooked in addressing the prevalence of divorce. “I’ve learned in nearly thirty years of ministry, that no priest can adequately
Denver, Colo., Sep 19, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic CrossFit gym in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is bringing a whole new meaning to redemptive suffering. Oversized white boards typical to CrossFit gyms hang on the walls of Divine Mercy Fitness. Not so typical to CrossFit gyms are the prayer intentions scrawled across the board alongside the des
New York City, N.Y., Sep 19, 2014 / 02:14 am (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan has clarified his support for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, while acknowledging some remaining concerns amid the controversy over the parade’s decision to include an LGBT advocacy group. “I share the hope of the organizers that the March 17 parade will be loyal to its p
New York City, N.Y., Sep 19, 2014 / 12:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A film based on the true story of hope offered to a young woman in a crisis pregnancy received positive reviews after its screening at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 11. The screening of “Gimme Shelter” was sponsored by the U.N. Women's Guild, whose mission is to help children in ne
San Diego, Calif., Sep 18, 2014 / 06:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- San Diego’s late Bishop Cirilo Flores was “a man of the Beatitudes” with a deep affection for the people of his diocese, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said at the bishop’s Sept. 17 funeral Mass. “We thank God today for the life of our brother and friend, Bishop Cirilo. What a beautiful examp
Soon-to-be Blesssed Alvaro del Portillo was a "smiling saint," constantly in the presence of God, yet without his "head in the clouds." This is the reflection offered by Monsignor Guillaume Derville, a close collaborator of the current Bishop-prelate of Opus Dei, Javier Echevarria. Monsignor Derville shares her...
While there is some international attention on the siutation of the persecution of Christians and minorities in Iraq, less is said about similar atrocities happening in Africa. A persecution has been going on systematically in Nigeria since 2009. It is related directly to an Islamist terrorist group known as Boko...
Here is the homily of the Eucharistic Hour preached Sunday by Oklahoma City's Archbishop Paul Coakley. The Holy Hour and a procession were held in reparation as the city's civic center hosted a black mass that day. * * * Praised be Jesus Christ! It is my great privilege to welcome you to St. Francis of Assisi ...