Polish Archbishop Jan Paweł Lenga comments on the forced distribution of Communion “in the hand” in the Polish Catholic Church in the times of the pandemic. He also harshly criticizes the Church’s hierarchy for “hiding away” and leaving the faithful alone in times of need.
Gospel Mt 26:14—27:66 or 27:11-54 One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot,went to the chief priests and said,“What are you willing to give meif I hand him over to you?”They paid him thirty pieces of silver,and from that time on he looked for an opportunityto hand him over. On the first day of the […]
Written by Shane Kastler Wednesday April 1, 2020 I’m not sure which is more sad, that American pastors are being arrested for having public worship services or that most Christians seem to be perfectly fine with that travesty. While I always assumed the American “church” would fold at the first sign of persecution, it turns […]
The heart-stopping example of Christians in the Imperial Roman army who accepted martyrdom rather than renounce Jesus Christ.
If churches were assessed by their risk factor, Abuna Yemata Guh would be our new Sistine Chapel. Perched 650 feet above a steep cliff in Northern Ethiopia, visitors face a 45-minute climb up the cliff’s vertical face in order to access the precariously positioned church. Dating back to the 5th century, history has it that […]
St. Therese has an upside-down interpretation of the mustard seed of faith that rings true. The life of faith is the greatest, most exhilarating life in the world. Sometimes. Other times it is the most tedious, thankless life in the world. It’s supposed to be that way. The Church explains why in Sunday’s readings, the […]
Giuseppe Pezzini on Catholicism in Japan and the incredible story of an A-bomb survivor who put his personal grief aside to strive for peace and reconciliation through a life in Christ. For Christians, August 15 is the day of the beautiful Feast of the Assumption. For the world, this date marks the anniversary of the […]