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Pope in Lithuania: Don’t let anti-Semitism, hatred resurge

Outside the former KGB headquarters in Vilnius, Pope Francis ended a day of paying homage to victims of totalitarianism and of warning Lithuanians to be attentive to any signs of anti-Semitism or hatred.

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Joy, hope contagious for Encuentro participants as they discern priorities

The Encuentro participants, who totaled about 3,200 Hispanic ministry leaders, bishops and members of organizations and ecclesial movements, continued a full day of consultation and discernment Sept. 22 on 28 ministerial areas and 10 priorities which include evangelization and catechesis, family, immigration, justice and peace, and Hispanic youth and young adults.

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Movie: ‘Life Itself’

Somewhere inside writer-director Dan Fogelman's drama "Life Itself" (Amazon/Stage 6) lurk the makings of a good movie.

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Interns bring ‘zeal’ for faith, policy to job of serving Holy See at U.N.

Each year, 18 to 20 young Catholics from around the world are selected to participate in an intensive program that immerses them in the Holy See's multilateral work at the U.N.

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Encuentro opens with procession, papal message, prayers for abuse victims

With hearts full of excitement and joy, about 3,000 Hispanic ministry leaders cheered as they welcomed representatives for each of the 14 episcopal regions approaching the stage and carrying the same crosses and colorful banners that accompanied their gatherings during the multiyear process of discernment and consultation that began at their parishes.

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Sunday Scripture readings: Sept. 23, 2018

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Wis 2:12, 17-20
Second Reading: Jas 3:16 – 4:3
Gospel: Mk 9:30-37

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