The stories emerging from the Fort McMurray crisis are hope-affirming. From prayers and special collections, to offers of shelter and food, the tragedy is bringing people together.
The year 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther’s 95 theses in Wittenberg, Germany, writes Tom Ryan, CSP. It will be the first centenary commemoration that takes place in an ecumenical age and will include a year of events.
Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world that he would set up a commission to study the New Testament deaconesses and he also insisted more can and should be done to involve lay and consecrated women in church decision-making at every level.