Deaf Catholics applaud Vatican’s sign language service on YouTube channel

By |2021-04-29T08:41:05-05:00April 29, 2021|World News|

When the Easter livestream of Pope Francis' general audience and the Angelus was broadcast for the first time in American Sign Language on the Vatican's YouTube channel, the deaf Catholic ministry group in Texas took particular notice.

Saying he missed people, pope returns to window for Sunday prayer

By |2021-04-19T10:15:55-05:00April 19, 2021|World News|

Greeting visitors in St. Peter's Square after nearly a month of tight restrictions due to the pandemic, Pope Francis said he was happy to see people allowed to gather and be present for Sunday noonday prayer.

Sharing the Gospel means embracing the cross, pope says at chrism Mass

By |2021-04-01T09:23:25-05:00April 1, 2021|World News|

Living and preaching the Gospel always involves embracing "the cross," whether it be in the form of misunderstanding, hostility or outright persecution, Pope Francis told Rome priests gathered for the chrism Mass.

In silent Church of the Beatitudes, Franciscan nuns expand their prayers

By |2021-03-29T10:11:22-05:00March 29, 2021|World News|

The palm tree fronds in the convent garden of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary rustle loudly in the brisk wind of an early spring dust storm, but, stepping into the chapel of the Church of the Beatitudes, there is silence.

U.S. cardinal sends needed gift to nuns in Havana: A host-making machine

By |2021-03-22T11:43:35-05:00March 22, 2021|World News|

In February 2020, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan embarked on a trip to Cuba at the invitation of the island-nation's president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, causing a sensation in Havana. But it was a group of cloistered nuns in the island's capital who captured the attention of Cuba's noted guest, the cardinal archbishop of New York.

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