The Pilgrim's Journey

WSJ notes Holy Land’s surprising surge of pilgrimages

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Holy Land, World News

(WSJ, By Nicolas Parasie) For the 74-year-old pastor from Hawaii, his trip to Israel was the culmination of a lifelong dream. But the route’s end—at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem—was so packed with other pilgrims that he and his flock turned back. “On the way of the cross, Jesus … Read More

Former Notre Dame President Fr. Theodore Hesburgh dead at 97

R RLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, World News

(Fox) The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as football and who championed human rights around the globe, has died. He was 97. University spokesman Paul Browne told The Associated Press that Hesburgh died on the South Bend, Indiana, campus around 11:30 … Read More

Pope Francis makes unscheduled visit to Manila street children

R RLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Pope Francis, World News

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop at a center for street children in Manila Friday shortly after celebrating mass in the Filipino capital. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Pope visited a home for street children run by the ANAK-Tnk charitable foundation. Fr. Lombardi said the Pope spent almost a half an … Read More

Names of new cardinals released by Pope Francis

R RLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, Pope Francis, World News

(CNA/EWTN News by Elise Harris)  In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis announced the names of the 15 bishops to be created cardinals in February, many of whom hail from small dioceses which have never before had a cardinal. Speaking to the thousands of pilgrims present in St. Peter’s Square after his recitation of the … Read More

People of the Year 2014: Persecuted Christians in Iraq

R RLast Updated: March 30th, 2022Church News, World News

(Rome Reports) It’s a tragedy ROME REPORTS witnessed firsthand. Iraqi Christians forced out of their homes under the threat of being killed. Just a few years ago, there were roughly 2 million Christians in Iraq. Now there are less than 250,000. It was never easy to be Christian in the country, but even as a … Read More