The Gentle Guardian of the Church: St Joseph

  Last year, on December 8th, Pope Francis decreed a special year dedicated to St Joseph for the global Catholic Church.  It marks the 150th anniversary of St Joseph being declared patron of the universal Church in 1870.  The man who was given the task of caring for and watching over Mary and Jesus, would… Read More

 In Praise of Older People: First World Day

Earlier this week, it was announced that the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated on Sunday 25th July.  The press release came from the Vatican’s Dicastery (a department of the Roman Curia) for the Laity, Family and Life.  The theme chosen by Pope Francis for this inaugural commemoration is, “I… Read More