The Pilgrim's Journey

Earthquake

Italy Earthquake Survivor

Richard SontagLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Church News, World News

Sister Marjana Lleshi awoke in the early hours of Wednesday morning to the violent shaking of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that killed 250 people, devastating several towns in central Italy. Wounded and trapped under her bed as her convent in Amatrice crumbled to the ground around her, Sr. Lleshi thought for sure that death was … Read More

Christ at the Center for Olympic Athletes

Richard SontagLast Updated: June 4th, 2020New Evangelization, US News, World News

Katie Ledecky has become the “Michael Jordan” of swimming. After winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, Ledecky proceeded to set 12 world records. She won her first gold medal of the Rio Olympics and set a new world record, crushing her old record for the 400-meter freestyle. She has done what most … Read More

Pope Appoints New Vatican Ambassador to the U.S.

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Church News, Pope Francis, US News, World News

(CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the Vatican ambassador to the U.S., replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Holy See press office announced Tuesday. The appointment of the new Vatican ambassador – known as an apostolic nuncio – comes after Archbishop Viganò reached the retirement age of 75 on Jan. … Read More

WSJ notes Holy Land’s surprising surge of pilgrimages

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Holy 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: July 13th, 2020Church 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

Paraguay archbishop to UN: stop pushing abortion, gay marriage

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

(CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Edmundo Valenzeula of Asuncion, Paraguay is demanding that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon – who is visiting the country this week – ensure that the United Nations does not promote abortion, euthanasia and “gay marriage” in Paraguay. In a statement posted on Facebook Feb. 25 to mark Moon’s arrival, Archbishop Valenzuela … Read More

Pope Francis makes unscheduled visit to Manila street children

R RLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Pope 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: July 13th, 2020Church 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