Thursday, April 15, 2021010
By Joe Ruff
Catholic News Service
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Father Paul Shovelain, pastor of St. John the Baptist in New Brighton, Minnesota, received the alert about a 7 p.m. curfew on his cellphone April 12 after civil unrest in wake of the police-involved death of a Black man during a traffic stop in nearby Brooklyn Center.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020068The 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity should help Christians see that the closer they draw to Christ, the closer they will be to one another, said materials for the week published by the Vatican.
People have said to me, “Bishop, I want to pray but I don’t know how to start.” Of course the desire to pray is a prayer itself, but I believe that most of the time people who ask me this question are referring to spontaneous prayer.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013055Saying, "don't worry, we aren't taking up a collection," Pope Francis asked people at his weekly general audience to perform an act of charity by praying for a seriously ill 18-month-old girl named Noemi.
Friday, September 6, 2013068Bishop Kevin J. Farrell joins the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in urging U.S. Catholics to take up Pope Francis' call to fast and pray for peace in Syria, the Middle East and the world Sept. 7. Several parishes within the Diocese of Dallas are answering that call.
Friday, September 6, 2013057
By Bishop Kevin J. Farrell
Amid the myriad voices addressing the Syrian crisis, one that has been drowned out by the din is that of the Holy Father. He wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin, president of the G20 countries presently meeting in Russia.
Pope Francis wrote: “The meeting of the Heads of State and Government of...