An Exclusive Sneak Peak at Our New Logo

Stephanie EngelmanNew Evangelization

At Tekton, our mission is to help Catholics encounter Christ through pilgrimages that are authentically Catholic and spiritually transformative. We’ve recently undergone an effort to ensure that our image reflects this mission, and we want you to be the first to know about some of those changes. Today, we’re excited to share our new logo with you: The new color, … Read More

Oklahoma-Born Martyr to be Beatified

Brea CannonNew Evangelization, US News

Father Stanley Rother, the Oklahoma-born martyr who served as a priest in Guatemala, will be beatified in Oklahoma City on Sept. 23, 2017. The beatification announcement was made by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City on March 13. Fr. Rother was a priest of the archdiocese. In December 2016, Pope Francis officially acknowledged Fr. Rother’s martyrdom, making him the first recognized martyr … Read More

November: All Saints

Richard SontagNew Evangelization, Spiritual Reflections

Last Words of the Saints As the calendar year winds down, so, too, does the liturgical year. During the final weeks of this year, the Church turns a focus towards the end times – both our own personally, and those of the world as we know it. As we celebrate the great feast of All Saint’s Day on November 1, … Read More

Christ at the Center for Olympic Athletes

Richard SontagNew Evangelization, US News, World News

Katie Ledecky has become the “Michael Jordan” of swimming. After winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, Ledecky proceeded to set 12 world records. She won her first gold medal of the Rio Olympics and set a new world record, crushing her old record for the 400-meter freestyle. She has done what most swimmers only dream of doing. … Read More

Pope’s Pilgrimage to Auschwitz

Richard SontagNew Evangelization, Poland, Pope Francis

auschwitz

Pope Francis has paid a sombre visit to the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz – Birkenau in July, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler’s forces killed more than a million people, most of them Jews. Wearing white robe and skullcap, Francis walked slowly beneath the notorious gate at Auschwitz bearing the … Read More

Pope’s July Prayer Intention

Richard SontagChurch News, New Evangelization, Pope Francis

Each month since January, Pope Francis has invited us to join him in prayer for a special intention on his heart. This month, he has asked us to join him in praying for the Indigenous people in our world. Learn more about the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer – http://apostleshipofprayer.org/).

Pope’s Visit to Assisi

Richard SontagChurch News, New Evangelization, Pope Francis

Assisi pilgrimage

(Vatican Radio) The Franciscans and the Bishop of the Italian hill town of Assisi, Domenico Sorrentino announced on Monday that Pope Francis will visit the Umbrian village on Thursday August 4th. During the afternoon visit to the Porziuncola inside the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, the Pope will officially mark the 8th centenary of the event known as … Read More

St. Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day

Richard SontagChurch News, New Evangelization, Pope Francis, Spiritual Reflections

Feast Day

(uCatholic) At the personal request Pope Francis, the annual July 22 commemoration of St. Mary Magdalene on the Catholic liturgical calendar has been elevated to a Feast Day, the same ranking as the individual commemoration of the Apostles. The decree, dated June 3 and published in Latin, was signed by Archbishop Roche and Cardinal Robert Sarah, secretary and president, respectively, … Read More

A Pilgrimage of a Lifetime

Richard SontagChurch News, New Evangelization, Pope Francis

(Catholic News Agency) Thousands of poor and excluded men and women from across Europe will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity this November: a chance to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy in Rome with Pope Francis. Around 6,000 people will be sponsored for the Nov. 11-13 pilgrimage to Rome. “This time of pilgrimage and opportunity to meet … Read More

Pope Francis’ New Video

Richard SontagNew Evangelization, Pope Francis, Spiritual Reflections

Since January, Pope Francis has been inviting us to pray with him for his special intentions. With the help of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, he has been introducing his intentions through videos. His video for May asks for the prayers and respect for all women. During this month of Mary, it seems very fitting that we should pray for … Read More

Amoris Laetitia : Joy of Love

Richard SontagChurch News, New Evangelization, Pope Francis

(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis’ summary document on the two synods on the family released today does not explicitly allow remarried divorcees to receive holy Communion, as some had feared — but it comprehensively covers complex pastoral challenges to the family, in a long text that leaves much open to interpretation. The document, signed on March 19, the Solemnity of … Read More