MASS FOR DECEASED CARDINALS AND BISHOPS

VATICAN CITY,  (MetroCatholic) - Yesterday evening the Holy Father descended to pray in the Vatican Grottos, where many Pontiffs are buried, and this morning he presided at the traditional November Mass in the Vatican Basilica for the souls of cardinals and bishops who died over the course of the year. At...

All Souls Day, a time for prayers and memories

  (DFW Catholic) - From Bishop Farrell’s Blog: All Souls Day brings to mind making trips to the cemetery as a boy to visit the graves of those who went before us. It was a time of remembering, a time of storytelling so that deceased family members lived once again in memory. The cemetery...

All Saints Day Means Holiness For All

- by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D. A reflection on the meaning of Feast or Solemnity of All Saints , November 1 in the Roman Catholic Calendar, otherwise known as All Saints Day. The Crossroads Initiative - At age 16, I thought that aspiring to holiness was out of the question.  If you really wanted to...

Truth about Halloween

We’ve all heard the allegations. Halloween is a pagan rite dating back to some pre-Christian festival among the Celtic Druids that escaped Church suppression. Even today modern pagans and witches continue to celebrate this ancient festival. If you let your kids go trick-or-treating, they will be...

POPE IN ASSISI: MAY RELIGIONS BRING JUSTICE AND PEACE UPON THE EARTH

VATICAN CITY,  (MetroCatholic) - Shortly before 4 p.m. yesterday, the Holy Father and the heads of delegation left the convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi, and walked in procession across the square in front of the building. They then boarded minibuses which took them to Piazza San...

Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace: Before You Pull Your Hair Out

Little Elm, TX (DFW Catholic) - Yesterday, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace released a document (well, actually a “note”) titled “TOWARDS REFORMING THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL PUBLIC AUTHORITY”.  In my post...

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