General Announcements

Catholic Apostolate Center and Fr. Frank Donio Receive Award

Frank Donio received award

The Catholic Apostolate Center and its Director, Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C., were honored with the Gaudium et Spes Award from the National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM) on June 1, 2018 at an awards luncheon jointly hosted by NALM and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL). The awards luncheon took place during the 2018… Read more »

Franciscan Friars Vote to Recommend One U.S. Province

Franciscan Friars gathering

from usfranciscans.com by Jim McIntosh ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Voicing their support for the revitalization of Franciscan life in the US, six provinces of the Order of Friars Minor have voted to form one new organization. On May 30, the friars of each of the six provinces voted at meetings in their communities to support the formation of… Read more »

Pope Confirms Heroic Virtues of 12 Servants of God

Pope Francis smiling

from vaticannews.va Pope Francis has confirmed the heroic virtues of 12 Servants of God in a decree promulgated by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on May 19th. The list of the 12 includes members of religious communities and institutes for consecrated life. Here is the full list of decrees: – the heroic virtues… Read more »

International Conference on Religious Life Held at Vatican

Nearly 700 people attended an international conference on consecrated life, held in Rome from May 3-6 by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL). Pope Francis addressed participants on May 4. His off-the-cuff remarks focused on the Holy Spirit and discernment. According to Catholic News Service, he said, “What are… Read more »