• Living the Consecrated Life: Sister Faustina: ‘Giving everything to God’

    Late last year, Pope Francis announced that starting Nov. 29-30 — the first weekend of Advent this year — and ending Feb. 2, 2016 — the World Day of Consecrated Life — would be a “Year of Consecrated Life.” The term often brings to mind priests belonging to religious orders such as Jesuits, Franciscans and Dominicans along with sisters (women religious) and brothers.

  • Be brothers and sisters for peace, Pope tells Europe

    Pope Francis said Tuesday that brotherhood and a spirit of mutual service are needed to overcome conflict, telling the Council of Europe that both the continent and Christianity have special roles to play in this work.

  • The challenge of human rights recognition in Europe

    While Pope Francis was applauded at the European Parliament on Tuesday at his mention of children “killed even before being born” as among the victims of a “throwaway” culture, the European Court for Human Rights has said regulating the treatment of infants born-alive after late-term abortion is outside its competence.

  • Pope tells 'haggard' Europe that human dignity is key to renewal

    Pope Francis’ address to the European Parliament touched on a variety of issues, all of which, he said, ought to promote the “centrality” of the human person so that a true cultural renewal can be attained.

  • Scholars: No, Benedict XVI doesn't support Kasper in Synod debates

    A new volume of Benedict XVI's collected works includes an updated version of a 1972 essay in which he had suggested that the divorced and remarried could receive Communion – but the pope had long since abandoned that position, scholars noted.

  • Human dignity at risk in Europe, advocates warn before pope's speech

    Ahead of Pope Francis’ Nov. 25 address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, pro-life leaders are emphasizing the danger of a mentality that fails to respect life across the continent.

  • Facing Boko Haram, Nigerians 'storm the heavens with prayers'

    Boko Haram's expansion has meant murders, forced conversion, and forcible expulsion from homes, causing Catholics in Nigeria to pray and to reach out to help and console the militant Islamist group’s victims.

  • Indian Catholics find spiritual inspiration in two new saints

    Two new Indian Catholic saints to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday were known for their deep spiritual life and their intercession in helping families, say two Catholics who find deep inspiration in their sanctity.

  • Will Pope Francis' visit to Europe's parliament bolster family issues?

    Awaiting the Pope's visit to Strasbourg next week, an official of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe says she hopes Francis will insist on family issues, as they are crucial to fulfilling Europe's dream of peace.

  • The life of minorities in Ukraine, one year after protests began

    One year ago, Mustafa Nayyem, a Ukrainian journalist born in Afghanistan,  began Euromaidan from his post on Facebook: "Let us be serious. Who is ready to come to The Independence Square today before midnight? Likes are not considered, only the comment, 'I am ready'.”

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Spiritual, but not religious? Who to blame for declining church attendance

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

It’s no secret that today there’s been a massive drop-off in church attendance. Moreover, that drop-off in church-going is not paralleled by the same widespread growth in atheism and agnosticism. Rather, more and more people are claiming to be spiritual but not religious, faith-filled but not churchgoers. Why this exodus from our churches?

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