Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and a CM Connection

January 18-25 marks the Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. One of the early pioneers in the ecumenical movement was Ferdinand Portal, CM For additonal resources on Christian Unity Week visit World Council of Churches More resources about Ferdinand...

National Vocation Awareness Week (USA) – Jan. 11-17

The web site “Catholic Vocations On-line” has an extensive compilation of vocation related resources.http://www.vocations.com/ covers such topics as ||UPDATED Discernment || Priesthood || Seminaries || ||Religious Life || Lay Ministry || Diaconate ||...

Christmas Message of John Paul II

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 25, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Christmas message John Paul II gave, in Italian, at midday today in St. Peter’s Square. 1. “Descendit de caelis Salvator mundi. Gaudeamus!” The Savior of the world has come down...

Casting an Online Net for Priests and Nuns

12 to 15 inquiries each week generated by the Los Angeles site (www.la-archdiocese .org),JOHN KLEIN sold software for a living until one day in 1996 when he went online and suddenly found himself on the road to the seminary. One year later he had left his high-powered...

World Mission Sunday Message

“The task of missionary animation must continue to be a serious, consistent duty of every baptized person and of every ecclesial community. “Dear Brothers and Sisters, 1. From the beginning, I wished to place my pontificate under Mary’s special...

The Bishop Must Be a “Vir Pauper”

Pope John Paul II writes “…poverty should be considered an indispensable condition for a fruitful episcopal ministry in Present day circumstances.”Article 20 of Pope John Paul II’s “Pastores Gregis” reads in part: The Synod Fathers, as a sign of...

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