Communio

…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Month: October 2013

Catholic priesthood: Beyond the crisis towards renewal

If the Catholic priesthood and its renewal is very important to you, then today’s brief essay by Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller is an extremely important piece to keep in mind. The essay by Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine for the Faith, Archbishop Müller, “Beyond the crisis towards renewal” (L’Osservatore Romano) reveals a point […]

Syrian Patriarch advocates for Middle Eastern Christians

 A month ago Patriarch of Antioch for Syriac Catholic Church Ignatius Jospeh III Younan, 68, delivered an addressed entitled, “An advocacy for the survival of Christians in the Middle East,” in Bratislava. Younan was the first eparch of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance centered in New Jersey. He was elected patriarch of the Syrian […]

Mother Celestine Bottego moved closer to beatification

Pope Francis accepted the findings of the Congregation of Saints today that Mother Celestine Bottego lived a life of heroic virtue. She is now given the title of Venerable Servant of God. Mother Celestine was founder of the Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary, was born on 20 December 1895, in Glendale, Ohio. She lived in Butte, Montana […]

Gaudium et Spes: The Right Reading of Vatican II

In a 55 minute presentation Father Robert Barron takes a keen review and analysis of Gaudium et Spes for the 5oth anniversary of Vatican II. The Benedictine monks of Saint Procopius Abbey (Lisle, IL) and Benedictine University have  offered several presentations to help us understand the importance of the key documents promulgated at the Second […]

Kurt Burnette next bishop of the Eparchy of Passaic

Pope Francis has appointed the Very Reverend Kurt Burnette, Rector of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as fifth Bishop of the Eparchy of Passaic. Burnette replaces Archbishop William Skurla who was translated to the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh on April 18, 2012 when he was enthroned Fifth Metropolitan of […]