This photo of Bishop Pierre-Lucien Claverie of the Diocese of Oran, Algeria, shaking hands with St. Pope John Paul II, fell off a shelf in his sister’s house the day he died. Photos courtesy of Anne-Marie Gustavson
On Aug. 1, 1996, the day Pierre-Lucien Claverie died, his sister, Anne-Marie Gustavson and her husband, Eric, were moving furniture in their Hightstown home. When a portrait of Pierre fell from a shelf and landed on the floor behind a bookcase, Gustavson scrambled to see if it had broken and was relieved to find it undamaged. More ... Thursday, November 15, 2018
Eight parishioners in the Diocese of Trenton were among the hundreds honored as the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre welcomed new members to its ranks during a recent Investiture and Promotion Mass. More ... Thursday, November 15, 2018
Describing today’s trends when it comes to the meaning and purpose of sexuality, Gene Zannetti didn’t mince words: “We’re in a battle. We get a message from the media and society that’s very different from our faith and morals.”
Born Catholic, Zannetti grew up as an altar server who attended Mass. “But I wasn’t completely giving my heart to Jesus.”
Parish, regional and diocesan Catholic schools across Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties look forward to presenting the benefits of their schools to the families of prospective Pre-K through12 students this fall. More ... Monday, October 15, 2018
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy -- Rocks, mineral debris and even dust from space are kept in special collections, museums and laboratories all over the world, and the Vatican Observatory took the first small step to help curators make a giant leap in coordinating their efforts globally. More ... Sunday, September 16, 2018
Kevin Callahan describes using social media this way: “It’s like Paul visiting Corinth, without strapping on the sandals.”
Callahan, minister of evangelization and marketing in St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford, sees social media as a tool for communication, growth and community building, sharing the story of both parish and school and the Good News of the Gospel in the process.
Caritas Chamber Chorale, an a cappella ensemble, is holding scheduled auditions this August. All voice parts are welcome; however, tenors are particularly encouraged to come forward. More ... Thursday, July 26, 2018
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Katherine Babcock was in college studying toward an arts degree when she found out she was pregnant. The child's father, her best friend of 10 years, could not cope with the news. More ... Saturday, June 16, 2018
Modern life can be stressful, from the balancing act of juggling work and busy family lives to the unexpected turns of death, divorce or addiction. Add to these issues the local, national and global problems seen in the news, and it’s difficult not to feel overwhelmed.
That’s where the benefits of retreat centers can come into play, for as 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 states, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed.”