Pope gives thanks for advances in Lutheran-Catholic relations

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has expressed his gratitude for the “many advances made in relations between Lutherans and Catholics in these past decades, not only through theological dialogue, but also through fraternal cooperation in a variety of pastoral settings, and above all, in the commitment to progress in spiritual ecumenism.” Listen to Tracey McClure’s report: [...]

Parish launches website, quizzes, workshops for Year of Faith

The Church of the Risen Christ is holding a series of activities to mark the Year of Faith (YOF).These include exhibitions, talks, workshops, video screenings and a quiz on the Catholic faith. Topics range from the meaning of the YOF, Vatican II, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a Biblical Walk Through the Mass to [...]

International Catholic dating website brought couple together

It was an international personals and dating website for Catholics that brought Mr Henry Sim and Ms Karen Ho together.That was in 2007 when they both used the online service CatholicMatch. The website allows single Catholics around the world to get in touch with one another.Mr Sim and Ms Ho said they used the website [...]

New website for young US Catholics

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, USA – Young American Catholics have a new website available to them featuring nationally known Catholic speakers, musicians and comedians who have teamed up to help them grow in their faith.Any Given Sunday (www.anygivensundayproject.com) features 45 national Catholic youth ministry personalities who each writes a reflection for the weekly Mass readings. Each [...]

Youth group launches website at celebration

Archbishop Nicholas Chia launched the new website of Jesus Youth Singapore at the group’s monthly gathering on May 7.The gathering, called JesusNet, was also to celebrate its fifth anniversary.A hundred and twenty-five young people, from Jesus Youth’s (JY) seven ministries, attended the celebration, held at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall.Archbishop Chia [...]

HOLY LAND : New website for the Custody of the Holy Land

For the past 800 years, the Franciscan friars have been committed by the Holy See with the preservation and guardianship of all Catholic shrines in the Holy Land. They have nearly a millenium of experience in welcoming pilgrims to the shrines of Israel and surrounding areas. These Franciscans have now made their extensive knowledge of [...]

Website helps people discern their vocation

The Vocation Placement Ministry website has a test that people can take to see if they have a religious vocation.WASHINGTON – Nine years ago, Natalie Smith thought something had to be done to reverse the vocations crisis.Ms Smith, an American convert to Catholicism who had worked in marketing, felt there had to be a way [...]

Official website for Papal Visit to Santiago and Barcelona launched

Barcelona (Agenzia Fides) – On the occasion of the upcoming visit of Benedict XVI to Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona, Spain, scheduled for November 6 and 7, the Spanish Bishops' Conference has launched a new website: www.visitadelpapa2010.org, available in Italian, Spanish, French, and English, containing all the information about the stages of the journey, the [...]

Church launches website for British Catholics facing financial woes

LONDON – The Catholic Church in England and Wales has launched an online resource for people enduring hardship because of the global financial crisis. An Internet portal, announced on Jan 26, offers a range of practical and spiritual advice to console and assist people hit by job losses or worrying about an uncertain economic future. [...]