General Announcements

Pope Francis Releases Apostolic Exhortation on Call to Holiness

Pope Francis smiling

  Pope Francis released an Apostolic Exhortation today, on the observed Feast of the Annunciation, Gaudete et exsultate: On the call to holiness in today’s world. He writes that he does not intend the document to be a “treatise.” Rather, “My modest goal is to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our… Read more »

Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero to be Canonized

The Vatican announced on March 7 that Pope Francis has approved decrees of miracles for five individuals, including Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero, opening the way for their canonizations. Pope Paul VI will be canonized in Rome in October; the date for Archbishop Romero has not yet been announced. Blessed Paul VI (Giovanni… Read more »