In some ecclesial contexts, plans and proposals for blessings of unions of persons of the same sex are being advanced. Such projects are not infrequently motivated by a sincere desire to welcome and accompany homosexual persons, to whom are proposed paths of growth in faith, “so that those who manifest a homosexual orientation can receive the assistance they need to understand and fully carry out God’s will in their lives”.
he initiation of the Benedictine presence in Ukraine
The spiritual path of sons and daughters of St. Benedict continues in Ukraine but only in the abbey of nuns in Zhytomyr. There are no Benedictine monks, and until recently there was nothing to indicate that there would be, especially during this time of pandemic when no one thinks of beginning a new monastic foundation. But unexpectedly, an all-changing sign appeared.
All things have their beginning and their end. We all know and embrace this simple principle of life. Today it becomes most evident in the lives of two Knights of Columbus. The end of Carl Anderson’s ministry, becomes the beginning for you - Patrick E. Kelly.
There come times in life when a heart full of gratitude turns to God: “Give thanks to the Lord because he is good, because his faithful love lasts forever” (Ps 118:1). Very often God, in order to show his goodness and grace, uses people whom he calls and chooses to build and spread the Kingdom of God on earth through their witness of faith.
Vatican City, May 27, 2020 / 04:55 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr. Michael J. McGivney Wednesday, paving the way for the beatification of the founder of the Knights of Columbus.
What follows is the Easter Message «Urbi et Orbi» of Pope Francis, who mentioned Ukraine, stating: «May the sufferings of the people who live in the eastern regions of Ukraine come to an end»
The Vatican releases Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2020, in which the Holy Father invites the faithful to embrace the paschal mystery as the basis for conversion.
On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Father Oleksandr Yazlovetskyi as titular bishop of Tulana and auxiliary of the Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.
On Saturday, 17 August, Task Force Carentan Soldiers made history by being the first American participants in the annual commemoration ceremony for the Battle of Zadwórze. This year marks the 99th anniversary of the battle, during which outnumbered Polish volunteer forces put up a formidable resistance against the Soviet’s 1st Cavalry Army and prevented the seizures of Lviv and Warsaw.
Andrea Tornielli, the editorial director for the Dicastery of Communication, provides a detailed synthesis of the Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation "Christ is Alive!"