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“Fear no one,” says Jesus in today’s Gospel. He doesn’t want us to be secret Christians, hiding our faith from the world, embarrassed that we still believe. He says, “Everyone who acknowledges me...
The Vatican Secretary of State points out that while conflicts diminish, civilian casualties increase. Too many hegemonic designs hinder peace. Parolin to Russia in August. “Those who run from...
“The relationship between individuals or communities and the environment ultimately stems from their relationship with God.” —Pope Benedict XVI Benjamin Wiker A less provocative title might have been...
“Violence serves the cause of terrorists.” Nichols, “I’m horrified”. The Muslim Council denounces a rise in islamophobia. The Jewish community condemns the Finsbury Park attack. “The appalling attack...
The President of the Academy for Life speaks about the new appointee. Controversy over Biggar, Anglican theologian, for a sentence on the interruption of pregnancy said in an interview. But he has...
Vatican reiterates its "No" to building new walls. Merkel, “Francis encouraged me to find global solutions”. Pope Francis and Angela Merkel share the same aim to “bring down walls,” not build them,...
Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, The words of the Gospel we have just heard contain a remarkable promise: ‘Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever’ (John 6:58). This promise of...
To the crowds which were after Him, Jesus said: “I am the bread.” The angels’ bread. The bread for the road. Bread “that came down from heaven". It is that very bread which He is shortly going to...
There is nothing more impressive than the new priest’s hugging of his parents… amidst the tears of joy, the words come out of the mouth of the priest with the spontaneity of the village as he says: O...
I wonder how long I will be remembered after I die. I wonder, too, what I will be remembered for. Shakespeare wrote, “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones...
Francis at Santa Marta: Do not ’whitewash’ your own faults; acknowledge the shame of being “clay and not silver or gold vessels.” It will make you “happy” We must recognize our weaknesses. This is...
Masses, rosaries and adorations in local communities, while in Mindanao US Special Forces arrive to help the Manila army defeat terrorists. Churches across the Philippines are praying for Marawi. The...
A day with the volunteers of “Dove Operation”, one of the Lebanese terminals of the humanitarian corridor system promoted by the Community John XXIII. Often divided, both Lebanese and Italian...
"The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break,is it not a participation in the body of Christ?" (1 Cor 10:16) This is an incredibly...
British Prime Minister’s decision to govern with Protestant unionist party raises uncertainty about Pope’s planned trip to Ireland. The British Prime Minister’s plan to govern with support from...
While I only have a bachelors degree in psychology, my years of priesthood have taught me so much more. While there are chemical imbalance issues, and medications that offer more immediate relief, we...
Many are ready to give a polite nod of some sort to Jesus of Nazareth. Most honor him as a great moral teacher. Many even confess him as Savior. But the Incarnation of the Eternal God? Second person...
With the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Francis denounces violence affecting women’s role and advocates the defense of their rights. Many women “are well prepared to face inter-...
The Trinity dogma is not the result of poetic fantasies or of philosophical elucubrations. Nor it is a rational theological formulation that offers the pretext of saying that it is a mystery so...
Since the pontificate of Blessed Paul VI, the Ordinary form of the Roman Rite has been without one of the “greatest octaves” which critics argue has led to a detrimental effect on the Church’s...