The Pilgrim's Journey

Earthquake

Italy Earthquake Survivor

Richard SontagLast Updated: September 9th, 2016Church 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: August 15th, 2016New 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: April 12th, 2016Church 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, 2015Holy 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

Paranoid Turkish PM loses it; accuses Pope of being part of ‘evil front’ against his country

R RLast Updated: April 16th, 2015Pope Francis, World News

(Catholic Herald, UK) Turkey’s prime minister has accused the Pope of being part of an “evil front” plotting against his country. Ahmet Davutoglu made the comments today in the capital Ankara ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections in June at which his ruling Justice and Development party was presenting its list of candidates. Mr Davutoglu … Read More

Former Notre Dame President Fr. Theodore Hesburgh dead at 97

R RLast Updated: February 27th, 2015Church 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: February 26th, 2015Church 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

Indian bishops concerned by Hindu Nationalist chief who slams Blessed Mother Teresa

R RLast Updated: February 25th, 2015Church News, World News

(news.va) The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India notes with concern and distress the statement made by the RSS Chief, Shri Mohan Bhagwat, as it appeared in the Media, casting aspersion on the saintly person of Mother Teresa and attributing ulterior motives to her life-long humanitarian services to the poor and the sick, to the abandoned … Read More

Pope Francis makes unscheduled visit to Manila street children

R RLast Updated: January 16th, 2015Pope 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