These structural mutations invite us to question ourselves concerning the pastoral traditions. Such an old Apostolic Church, rooted in tradition and customs—can she take steps towards a new type of Christian testimony?
“The veneration of Our Lady under the title “Help of Christians” is deeply rooted all over China and has been so for a long time. This title not only refers to help for individual believers, but also to help for the Church as a whole.”
Cardinal Miroslav Vlk, who greatly suffered, but prevailed as he guided the Church in the former Czechoslovakia through decades of communist repression, died March 18, 2017.
In the wake of an attack on a Catholic seminary, the leader of the Church in the Democratic Republic has issued an appeal about “the alarming security situation” in his country.
Mother Marie-Catherine Kingbo is Superior General of the Fraternity of the Servants of Christ in Niger. She spoke late last month at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Speaking on behalf on the cathedral chapter, Father Ricardo Valenzuela, the senior sacristan and liturgical director of the cathedral, expressed his concern for the health of the priest and asked for the prayers of all the Catholic faithful.
The May 13, 2017 canonization by Pope Francis of two Portuguese shepherds to whom Our Lady appeared 100 years ago at Fatima has particular resonance for international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.
Work has begun on the rebuilding of the first 100 Christian homes on the Nineveh plain, a region devastated by ISIS.