Rick Keating/Catholic Sentinel Newly-ordained Deacon Santiago Feu blesses Phil Bocchi May 20 in front of St. Mary Cathedral. Archbishop Alexander Sample asked the new deacons to “die to self.”
The archbishop told the two candidates, who hope to be ordained priests next year, that they are to die to themselves and abandon themselves to God’s will “in order to serve God perfectly.” Those who see their ordination as about themselves lose the spirit of holy orders, the archbishop said. Monday, May 22, 2017
The 35th annual Summer Conference, this year called “Where There is Darkness, Light: The Everyday Practice of Joy,” will be held at the University of Portland July 26-30. The conference aims to provide clergy, religious and lay people of all ages the chance to grow in faith through study, prayer, art and play in a group setting.
It was March Madness with a Catholic twist and youthful fun.
The season of Catholic Youth Organization basketball for third- through eighth-graders began with historic, wild weather but was snowed under with excitement to the conclusion. The City championship tournament ended March 12, having run for three weeks. Teams played many thrilling title games, with several being decided in the final moments. Most importantly, fans witnessed teams showing good sportsmanship.
The archbishop told the two candidates, who hope to be ordained priests next year, that they are to die to themselves and abandon themselves to God’s will “in order to serve God perfectly.” Those who see their ordination as about themselves lose the spirit of holy orders, the archbishop said.
MANCHESTER, England — Pope Francis decried the "barbaric attack" on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005.
JERUSALEM — Following his official welcome to Jerusalem by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, U.S. President Donald Trump began his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Western Wall.
WASHINGTON — As he prepared to meet Pope Francis for the first time, President Donald Trump formally nominated Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
VATICAN CITY — Despite a few pointed comments in the past and fundamental differences on issues such as immigration, economic policy, military spending and climate change, sparks are not expected to fly May 24 when Pope Francis welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump to the Vatican.
VATICAN CITY — If the Catholic Church recognizes as "worthy of belief" only the initial alleged apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, it would be the first time the church distinguished between phases of a single event, but it also would acknowledge that human beings and a host of complicating factors are involved, said a theological expert in Mariology.