Pope Francis: Want to celebrate well? Drink wine.

Vatican City, Jun 8, 2016 / 05:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an in-depth look at Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana, Pope Francis pointed to several key moments in the scene that illuminate our understanding of Christ.One of these key moments, he said, comes with Mary’s observation that newlywed couple’s resources have depleted, and that at a certain point “they have no wine.”“How is it possible to celebrate the … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

‘This is my light saber’ – Tulsa’s new bishop makes his own staff

Washington D.C., Jun 8, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Deep in the heart of Texas, a campus chaplain is busy making his final spiritual and practical preparations for becoming a bishop.However, unlike many of his soon-to-be brother-bishops, Fr. David Konderla is carving his very own staff – or crosier – to signify his new position and duty as a teacher and head of a diocese.“Every Jedi has not completed his training until he’s made his own light saber that he uses … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

‘This is my light saber’ – Tulsa’s new bishop makes his own staff

Washington D.C., Jun 8, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Deep in the heart of Texas, a campus chaplain is busy making his final spiritual and practical preparations for becoming a bishop.However, unlike many of his soon-to-be brother-bishops, Fr. David Konderla is carving his very own staff – or crosier – to signify his new position and duty as a teacher and head of a diocese.“Every Jedi has not completed his training until he’s made his own light saber that he uses … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

How Pope Francis inspired a Thailand parish to plant 800 trees

Bangkok, Thailand, Jun 8, 2016 / 12:36 am (CNA).- Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for creation, and concerned by environmental threats around them, Catholic parishioners in Thailand are planting hundreds of new trees.“Pope Francis has enlightened us and appealed to us in his encyclical ‘Laudato Sì’ for collective action and bold cultural revolution to tackle environmental issues,” said Father Daniel Khuan Thinwan.“As pastors … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

How Pope Francis inspired a Thailand parish to plant 800 trees

Bangkok, Thailand, Jun 8, 2016 / 12:36 am (CNA).- Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for creation, and concerned by environmental threats around them, Catholic parishioners in Thailand are planting hundreds of new trees.“Pope Francis has enlightened us and appealed to us in his encyclical ‘Laudato Sì’ for collective action and bold cultural revolution to tackle environmental issues,” said Father Daniel Khuan Thinwan.“As pastors … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

The Brooklyn brouhaha over Jewish women and swimming pools

Brooklyn, N.Y., Jun 7, 2016 / 04:49 pm (CNA).- A swimming pool in New York City has recently come under fire for its women-only swimming hours.The policy was put in place to allow Hasidic Jewish women in the area, whose religion forbids them to swim with men, a chance to use the pool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and Sunday afternoons.Although the Brooklyn pool has kept some women-only hours since the 1990s, the practice only came to the attention of the wider public when someone … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Mexican president’s party hit with ‘protest vote’ over gay marriage

Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 7, 2016 / 04:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Just a few weeks after Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced measures to legalize gay marriage and homosexual adoption throughout the country, his party suffered a severe setback in the June 5 elections.Leading pro-family advocates have described the situation as a “protest vote” against the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), to which the president belongs.Elections were held June 5 for governor … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK