Pope-patriarch meeting historic, observers say, but substance is key

No pontiff has ever met a reigning Russian Orthodox patriarch since the Great Schism of 1054.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill leads a 2014 Easter service in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. After almost three decades of tense Catholic-Russian Orthodox relations, Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill Feb. 12 in Cuba, en route to Mexico. (CNS photo/Maxim Shemetov, Reuters)

During Lent, Dundalk parish helps believers live the works of mercy

“It’s the Year of Mercy,” Father Murphy said. “We’re trying to be a little more focused about practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.”

Father T. Austin Murphy Jr., pastor of Our Lady of Hope in Dundalk and St. Luke in Edgemere, will help lead a Tuesday evening Lenten program at Our Lady of Hope. (CR file)

Five things to know about Lent

Lent, the 40-day penitential season of prayer and sacrifice in preparation for Easter begins Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10.


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Pope-patriarch meeting historic, observers say, but substance is key
Feb 09 2016
No pontiff has ever met a reigning Russian Orthodox patriarch since the Great Schism of 1054.

During Lent, Dundalk parish helps believers live the works of mercy
Feb 09 2016
“It’s the Year of Mercy,” Father Murphy said. “We’re trying to be a little more focused about practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.”

Five things to know about Lent
Feb 09 2016
Lent, the 40-day penitential season of prayer and sacrifice in preparation for Easter begins Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Papal commission on sex abuse votes that member take leave of absence
Feb 08 2016
The papal commission on child protection voted that one of its members – a survivor of abuse and victims' advocate – take a leave of absence and consider other ways to contribute to the advisory body.

Open God’s heart with prayer, pope tells Padre Pio Prayer Groups
Feb 08 2016
Praying is not like taking an aspirin, something one does just to feel a little better, Pope Francis said.

More than 1,000 youths gather in Emmitsburg for Mount 2000
Feb 08 2016
“I’ve never seen anything move such a large group of people," Sydney Campbell, a 17-year-old parishioner of St. Louis, Clarksville, said.