The Apostolic Penitentiary of the Catholic Church has, once again, generously granted a plenary Indulgence for the Christian faithful taking part in the sacred celebrations throughout the course of the March for Life from January 17 through 18, 2019.
In response to President Trump’s policies of overturning asylum protection for victims of domestic violence and of separating children from their families at the border, the Bishops of New Mexico “pray the United States Department of Justice will reverse these practices, as they constitute human rights violations and an offense against the most important unit in society, the family.” Please click on the link for resources that we can use to join them in prayer.
The Spanish translation of the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal for use in the US has been approved and is in the process of being published. Regional workshops are now open for registration. Click on the link above for more information.
At its fall meeting, the USCCB set December 12, 2016, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe aside as a National Day of Prayer with a focus on the plight of refugees and immigrants. In their press release the Bishops note that “It will be a time to place before a merciful God the hopes, fears, and needs of all those families who have come to the U.S. seeking a better life.” Please open the full story for resources... beyond December 12.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has published a new Instruction, Ad resurgendum cum Christo, regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation.