The fragment of wood at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco was verified by the Vatican to belong to the actual cross of Jesus Christ.
Catholic Beginnings: Maryland is an eight-part series on EWTN.
Catholic faithful are banding together to help rescue a possible relic of St. Kateri Tekawitha in a strange — and thoroughly modern — way: by using a crowdsourcing Internet forum.
As the HIV/AIDS crisis flared in the 1980s, the Catholic Church in San Francisco was at the forefront of serving unmet material and spiritual needs.
In a separate vote today, the House of Representatives also voted to strengthen the federal Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.
'We have not cultivated the basis for sacrificial love but have, in a sense, fallen victims of a culture that tends to talk about adult choices and options,’ the archbishop said at Saturday’s March for Marriage in Washington.
The Holy Father said Oct. 30 that ‘the theological and ecclesiological questions that arose during our separation are now more difficult to overcome due to the increasing distance between us on matters of ministry and ethical discernment.’
The ruling protects the university from facing millions of dollars in fines that could have been levied against the school after the revised mandate would have taken effect on Nov. 1.
A relic of St. John Paul II's blood, as well as a bloodstained piece of his cassock from the 1981 attempt on his life, are present for veneration at the shrine.