The announcement of the appointment by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, of Bishop Martin D. Holley as the fifth Bishop of Memphis, Tennessee, while a blessing for that diocesan Church it is also a joy for all of us in Washington, where he has served as Auxiliary Bishop for the past twelve years.
Bishop Holley has demonstrated both pastoral sensitivity and administrative ability that should serve him well as he now undertakes his new ministry in western Tennessee. We rejoice that the Church of Memphis is receiving such a talented and caring pastor of souls.
-Clarion Herald: “That our prayer will move us to justice and peace in a world so troubled with violence and terrorism, that we may seek your peace.”
This general intercession at the opening Mass July 24 of the annual Knights of Peter Claver national convention in New Orleans outlined the convention’s message: Go before the Lord in prayer with sincere and open hearts and he will lovingly hear the needs of his daughters and sons and respond with mercy and love. Read More
Vatican City, Mar 23, 2016 / 07:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his general audience the day after terrorist attacks in Belgium claimed the lives of at least 30 people and injured 230 more, Pope Francis led pilgrims in a moment of silent prayer for the victims and their families.
“With a sorrowful heart I have followed the sad news of the terrorist attacks which took place yesterday in Brussels, and which caused numerous victims and wounded,” the Pope said March 23
Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2016 / 03:12 am (CNA).- For Fr. Stephen Thorne, Black History Month is not only a chance to remember the struggles faced by the African-American community throughout the centuries.
It’s also an opportunity to learn from the witness of one of the oldest communities of Catholics in the U.S.