WASHINGTON (CNS) — Last year on Christmas Day, National Geographic photographer Dave Yoder received an unexpected Christmas gift that he will never forget.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — When people think of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, they should consider everything about her, said a college professor who once volunteered with the future saint's order, the Missionaries of Charity, in India.
FORT WORTH -- Enjoy some highlights and perspectives from “A Celebration of Christmas,” a concert performed by the Chapel Choir of Rossall School, of Fleetwood, Lancashire, England. As part of a special tour in the United States, choir members lifted their voices on Dec. 15, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to St. Juan Diego in Mexico in 1531, miraculously imprinting a beautiful image on his tilma of herself which sparked the conversion of millions, devotion to her has spread around the world. Countless miracles, cures, and conversions have been attributed to her intercession.
The Catholic Church celebrates All Souls’ Day every year on Nov. 2 — a day to remember, honor, and pray for those who have died.
The Church encourages prayer for the departed, and references St. John Chrysostom in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “Let us help and commemorate them. If Job’s sons were purified by their father's sacrifice (Job 1:5), why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them.”