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The Holy Door

Pope Boniface VIII instituted the practice of celebrating Jubilee Holy Years in Rome in 1300.

The Jubilee Indulgence

As part of the celebration of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has emphasized that a special Jubilee Indulgence will be available to the faithful as part of the celebration.

What is a Pilgrimage?

The act of going on a pilgrimage has a long history in Christian tradition.

Pastoral work to support openness to life

In this the ninth article in this series we arrive at the Synod preparations discussion of the proper care and support for spouses in their effort to become and remain open to new life in their marriage.

Why do we need an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy?

Pope Francis has declared the coming the year from December 8th 2015 to November 20th 2016 as an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

As Catholics our compassion must trump discrimination

On October 13, 1881 the Lillig family arrived in New York City after a decade of mounting Prussian persecution of Catholics …

The transmission of life and the challenges of a declining birthrate

A common misconception about the Catholic Church is that she teaches (or once taught) that married women must try to have as many babies as possible

My first ‘Date Night’

Recently, I was invited to participate in the monthly Date Night sponsored by The School of Love.

Mercy and Truth in Action: Caring for Wounded Families

The next theme in this series on the Church’s pastoral care for the family, “Caring for Wounded Families (Persons who are Separated, Divorced and Not Remarried, Divorced and Remarried and Single-Parent Families)”

Pastoral care for couples civilly married or living together

I was born and brought up in Kerala, India, and raised in the Syro-Malabar rite.

November 30, 2015
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph