The Pilgrim's Journey

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Tekton Sends Pilgrims to WYD

Richard SontagLast Updated: June 4th, 2020Pope Francis, World Youth Day

Tekton Ministries had the pleasure of arranging the pilgrimages for World Youth Day in Poland, Germany. It sent a total of 225 pilgrims both youth and young adults from South Dakota and Indiana. Pilgrims traveled to Krakow, Poland for a seven-day worldwide encounter with Pope Francis and 1.6 million other young Catholics. These pilgrims each … Read More

How the Catholic Church is fighting loan sharks in Texas

Richard SontagLast Updated: October 15th, 2015Church News, US News

(CNA, by Mary Rezac) Lenders charging exorbitant rates on payday loans in Arlington, Texas have a new force to contend with in their fight against regulation: the bishops of the Catholic Church. Last week, the Texas Catholic Conference – which serves as the public policy voice for the Catholic bishops of the state – announced … Read More

Cardinal Dolan Among Concerned Bishops Who Wrote Pope about Synod

Richard SontagLast Updated: October 15th, 2015Church News

(CNA, by Ann Schneible)  New York’s archbishop is listed among the signatories in a letter last week to Pope Francis over whether this year’s Synod on the Family lacked the “openness and genuine collegiality” needed to accomplish its purpose, it was revealed Monday. In the letter dated Oct. 5, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the other prelates … Read More

Indianapolis bishop elected to national bishops’ communications committee

R RLast Updated: November 12th, 2014Uncategorized

(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 Francis: Pray for your bishops

R RLast Updated: November 5th, 2014Church News, Pope Francis

(Vatican Radio) A Church that is not united around its bishop is a sick Church. Jesus wanted unity between the bishop and all the faithful, starting with priests and deacons. However the role of bishop is not a position of honor, it is a service. Therefore, there is no room in the Church for a … Read More

U.S. Bishops To Meet November 10-13 In Baltimore

R RLast Updated: October 6th, 2014Church News, US News

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will meet in Baltimore, November 10-13, for their annual Fall General Assembly. The bishops will hear the first presidential address of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of USCCB, who was elected to a three-year term in November 2013. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to … Read More