The Pilgrim's Journey

$170 million: Knights of Columbus set yet another record for global charitable giving

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

(CNA/EWTN News/Mary Rezac).- The Knights of Columbus continued to set records for charitable giving and volunteer hours, making this the 14th consecutive year they’ve increased their contributions. For the 2013 year, the Knights donated nearly $170 million and volunteered more than 70.5 million hours, according to their Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity discussed at the … Read More

Catholic Church on front line against Ebola outbreak

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

(CNA/EWTN News/Andrea Gagliarducci).- The Catholic Church plays a fundamental role in responding to the worst outbreak of Ebola infections in history, a Holy See collaborator has explained. “The Catholic Church manages health facilities, and so it will be able to care for Ebola-affected people whenever the structures have the capacity to keep the infected people … Read More

Violence against Iraqi Christians has Pope very concerned

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

(Vatican Radio) The Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, has issued a statement communicating the Holy Father’s prayerful concern over the violence raging in Iraq, and especially for the Christians affected by the violence. In the statement, Fr. Lombardi says, “The Holy Father is following with deep concern … Read More

Tekton Holy Land pilgrimage from Indiana makes the news as they make their trip despite security concerns

R RLast Updated: February 8th, 2021Holy Land, US News, World News

Only today was the FAA suspension of U.S. flights into Tel Aviv lifted.  Until then no U.S. planes were permitted to fly there.  Our Tekton Ministries Holy Land Catholic pilgrimage from Indiana was the second to last American plane to land, as you may have read in a press release we also published on our blog. … Read More

U.S. flight with Holy Land pilgrims from Indiana one of last to land at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport

R RLast Updated: September 16th, 2020Holy Land, US News, World News

A group of Hoosiers traveling on a religious pilgrimage with Tekton Ministries was the second-to-last American flight to land at Ben Gurion Airport. The pilgrims are now safely at their hotel. It was near 3:15 p.m. local time when a group of 20 people from Indiana safely landed at Ben Gurion International Airport on US … Read More

Palestinian father’s account of life under attack

R RLast Updated: July 22nd, 2014World News

(Vatican Radio) As Israel continues its “protective edge” military operation against the Gaza Strip the civilian death toll continues to rise. Officials say that more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis have been killed in the past 14 days of fighting. The latest Palestinian death toll was announced by Gaza’s health ministry, who also said … Read More

Jesuits working to free abducted priest in Afghanistan

R RLast Updated: July 13th, 2020World News

(CNA/EWTN News).- More than a month after the kidnapping of Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, S.J. near the Afghan city of Herat, his order continues to advocate for his release. “During this painful time, we have worked quietly to resolve this difficult situation. We have been in close contact with the Afghan authorities and the Indian … Read More

Israeli strikes on Gaza enters day 7

R RLast Updated: July 14th, 2014World News

(Vatican Radio) Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man on Monday during clashes with stone throwers in the occupied West Bank. Activists report that dozens of Palestinians were also detained overnight by Israel as part of a crackdown on suspected militants, stepped up last month after the abduction and killing of three Jewish seminary students. … Read More