Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Catholic Church Celebrates World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday

Pope Francis has announced the establishment of an international day to honor grandparents and the elderly to take place each year in July. The inaugural celebration is July 25.

Pope Francis Issues Restrictions on Extraordinary Form Masses in New Motu Proprio

Pope Francis issued a motu proprio on July 16, restricting Masses celebrated in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.

Pope Francis Recovering from Surgery in Same Hospital Room Where St. John Paul II was Treated

Pope Francis is recovering from his colon surgery this week in the same hospital room where St. John Paul II was treated throughout his pontificate. The Vatican said on July 6, two days after the operation, that the pope had “rested well overnight” and his routine follow-up examinations were good.

Pope Francis Unveils Sweeping Reform of Catholic Church’s Penal Sanctions

The Vatican published on June 1 major revisions to Book VI of the Code of Canon Law, which covers penal law in the Church, including sanctions related to clerical sexual abuse.

Vatican Dedicates May to Global Rosary ‘Marathon’ for End of COVID-19

The Vatican has announced a Rosary initiative dedicating the month of May to prayer for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis: Christ’s Wounds Shower ‘Mercy upon Our Misery’

At every Mass we adore and kiss Christ’s wounded and risen body in the Eucharist, a channel of his mercy, Pope Francis said on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Pope Francis on Easter: Christ’s Wounds Are the ‘Seal of His Love for Us’

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not disappoint, Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday.

Amoris Laetitia Year: Pope Francis Says Church Must Defend the Family

Pope Francis on Friday encouraged Catholics to support and defend families by making an effort to be close to them in the struggles and joys of their daily lives.

Vatican’s Doctrinal Office: Catholic Church Cannot Give Blessings to Same-Sex Unions

Pope Francis warned against the temptation to ignore the suffering of others during the coronavirus pandemic and said that things will get better in the new year to the extent to which the needs of the weakest and most disadvantaged are prioritized.

Pope Francis calls for a commitment to ‘take care of each other’ in 2021

Pope Francis warned against the temptation to ignore the suffering of others during the coronavirus pandemic and said that things will get better in the new year to the extent to which the needs of the weakest and most disadvantaged are prioritized.

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