The Pilgrim's Journey

Pope holds ‘virtual’ audience with Catholics in 3 US cities

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Uncategorized

Pope Francis held a ‘virtual’ meeting with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his visit to the United States which begins on September 22. The audience via satellite link-up was arranged by ABC News, which aired sections of the meeting during its World News Tonight programme on Monday, with an … Read More

Assisi pilgrimage

Why is it so hard to find Catholic priests to lead pilgrimages?

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Uncategorized

Catholic priests in the United States lead pilgrimages to holy sites throughout the world.  Popular pilgrimage destinations include the Holy Land, Rome and Assisi, Fatima and Lourdes, Ireland, and Greece and Turkey.  These pilgrimages are an opportunity for the priest and his fellow pilgrims to experience their faith in a less familiar place where the ordinary demands … Read More

St. Simeon the Stylite: Guinness Book World record for pole sitting

Richard SontagLast Updated: February 8th, 2021Uncategorized

We certainly are not providing any pilgrimages to Syria these days, but we thought the story would be an interesting one. Enjoy. (ZionsvilleCurrent, by Don Knebel) One of the world’s oldest churches honors a fifth-century ascetic whose record for endurance has remained unbroken. The church itself originated a design that is still emulated. The person … Read More

Pope Francis: Vatican to announce decision on Medjugorje

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Uncategorized

(OSV) — Pope Francis said the Vatican was ready to make an announcement concerning the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met recently to discuss the issue and “we’ve reached the point of making a decision and then they will say,” he told journalists on the flight … Read More

Top 10 Catholic Cities exude Faith in their history, landscape and cultures

R RLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Uncategorized

(by Gretchen R. Crowe, OSV Newsweekly) Ready for some Catholic sightseeing?  Based on culture, history, physical landscape and spirituality, the following list of Top 10 U.S. Catholic Cities — listed in no particular order — highlights American hubs with a Catholic pulse. Each location, whether it be large or small, east or west, contributes to the richness … Read More

”The Avengers” movie review by Fr. Robert Barron

R RLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Uncategorized

 (Word on Fire)C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their colleagues in the Inklings wanted to write fiction that would effectively “evangelize the imagination,” accustoming the minds, especially of young people, to the hearing of the Christian Gospel. Accordingly, Tolkien’s Gandalf is a figure of Jesus the prophet and Lewis’s Aslan a representation of Christ as both … Read More

Pope Francis: Year of Mercy Jubilee Homily/Announcement

R RLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Uncategorized

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis presided over a penance service in St. Peter’s Basilica on Friday afternoon, during which he announced an extraordinary Jubilee dedicated to Divine Mercy. Below, please find Vatican Radio’s English translation of the Holy Father’s homily, in which he made the announcement. **************************************** This year as last, as we head into of … Read More

Indianapolis bishop elected to national bishops’ communications committee

R RLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Uncategorized

(by Chris Weldon) According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the conference of American prelates chose a new secretary-elect of the Conference and the chairmen-elect of five committees, at their annual fall General Assembly, November 11-14, in Baltimore. One of those chairmen-elect is Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. … Read More

Pope to make France pilgrimage in 2015

R RLast Updated: October 7th, 2014Uncategorized

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will travel to Strasbourg to address the European Parliament and the Council of Europe on November 25, 2014. A statement released by the Vatican Press Office on Tuesday revealed that Pope is scheduled to travel to the French city of Strasbourg, where he will visit the European Parliament and the Council … Read More

Tekton tees up to sponsor inaugural Catholic golf classic

R RLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Church News, Uncategorized

Tekton Ministries is proud to announce they will be a primary sponsor for the Inaugural De Colores Golf Classic at Plum Creek Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana, on Monday, October 6, 2014! The golf tournament is being organized by the Central Indiana Cursillo Community. According to the national website, the Cursillo Movement is meant “to … Read More

Foul play suspected in priest’s death

R RLast Updated: September 24th, 2014Church News, Uncategorized, World News

( Chilpancingo – The Attorney General of Guerrero state, Mexico, has opened an investigation into the death of the parish priest of Arcelia, Father José Acuña Asención Osorio, whose body was found in the river Balsas. The priest had been missing since Sunday September 21, leaving the faithful who were waiting for mass astonished. The … Read More