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.”
LOS ANGELES (Church Pop) — Sir Alec Guinness is one of the most recognizable actors of the 20th century. While he appeared in lots of films over the years and won many awards, he is perhaps best known as having played Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars.”
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although the four weeks of Advent focus on waiting for Christmas, the Church does not just sit around and wait for the main event.
You might say that Father Jack McKone, a native of Fort Worth, took a circuitous route toward his priestly vocation. Thirty years of working in parts and service for major automobile dealers in the area, several years of serving as a navigator aboard a vintage WWII B-17 “Flying Fortress,” and a lifelong passion for model trains all eventually led Fr. McKone in the right direction.
Why does our loving, all-powerful God allow suffering to happen? What does it mean that we are living in a time after Christ, after God became man, when the world has remained a place of strife, stamped with malice and selfishness?