Pope Francis is the first pontiff to reach into the 13th century and choose the name of a humble Christian called St. Francis of Assisi. How significant for the Catholic Church and for Orthodox and Protestant Christians!
The Rev. Joe Pawlowski, of St. Paul's Catholic Church, blesses Easter baskets filled with food, candy and even liquor Saturday at the Valparaiso church. Pawlowski also added a blessing for the children, their Easter treats, and a blessing for the dinner table.
A few Easter baskets sit on the altar at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Valparaiso before being blessed.
Nearly 100 people were being baptized in the region during late evening services on Holy Saturday, said Debbie Bosak, communications director for the Catholic Diocese of Gary.
There are certainly a lot of religion-related news and holidays this time of year.
The recent announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will take the title “emeritus pope” on his retirement surely has his predecessors rolling over in their graves.
As our cardinals gather to elect our next pope, these are thoughts from a loyal Catholic laywoman:
With the reign of Pope Benedict XVI having ended Thursday, Catholicism is at a crossroads.
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Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he will resign on Feb. 28. The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals. "After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are…
When the officers of Grote Industries sat down to discuss a possible legal challenge to the contraceptive mandate in the national health care law, the vote was immediate and unanimous. “We decided that it was definitely against our beliefs,” says Chairman and CEO William Grote III.
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MERRILLVILLE | The Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults is the recipient of a $1,500 Communications Grant from the National Catholic Society of Foresters.
HOBART | St. Bridget Catholic Church will host its semi-annual Soup and Salad Luncheon and Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the Parish Center, 568 E. Second St.
ST. JOHN | St. John the Evangelist parish will be celebrating its second annual Friends and Family Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses this Sunday at 10701 Olcott Ave.
It seems like whenever I see our Catholic leadership in the news, I'm reminded of the distinction St. Augustine made between the City of Man and the City of God.
VALPARAISO | Local residents opposed to President Barack Obama administration’s Health and Human Services Mandate gathered in protest for the second time in three months Friday at the Porter County Courthouse.
HOBART | St. Bridget Catholic Church, 568 E. Second St., will have a soup and salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Galileo Gelilei proposed the theory of "heliocentrism" based on his scientific findings. However, Pope Urban VII, as spiritual head the Roman Catholic Church, believed as a matter of faith that the Earth, not the sun, was the center of our solar system. Consequently, Galileo was subjected to…
I am troubled by the lack of care in our country shown to the unborn children, that is, those children who are growing inside of their mother's body.
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