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The Pope spent about three hours in the famous Milan penitentiary. He even took a half an hour “power nap” in the chaplain’s room before the Mass in the park of Monza. A 50 meters long table, set...
The Feast of the Annunciation marks the day when Mary said “Yes” to God. May today be the day we say “Yes” to Him, too. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux writes that when Saint Gabriel announced to Mary...
The words of Dori Falcone, who received Francis and asked him to bless the bread she prepared for her neighbors in the White Houses. Dorotea Falcone know as Dori, 57, is the wife of Stefano (known as...
The Rosary of Our Lady of Sorrows is a wonderful read for those trying to embrace the Lenten season We are still in Lent, so in case readers would like to recharge their Lenten reading matter...
The Lion of Judah is no tame lion. Neither is he predictable. While walking along the streets of Jerusalem one day, Jesus sees a common enough sight in the Holy City. There is a disabled person by...
As we enter into the season of Lent, it is important for us to understand why we fast so that when we fast during Lent, it is not just something we do that is a habit we’ve done over the past years,...
‘There is only one true remedy to death, and we Christians are robbing the world if we do not proclaim it by our words and our lives’ Following is the third Lenten homily 2017 given this year by...
Fourth Sunday of Lent – LAETARE SUNDAY – Year A – March 26, 2017 Roman Rite 1Sm 16,1B 6-7 10-13A; Ps 23; Eph5.8 to 14; Jn 9, 1-41 Ambrosian Rite Ex 34.27 to 35.1; Ps 35; 2 Cor 3.7 to 18; Jn 9, 1-38b...
Nigerian church leader says unless Catholics and Muslims start talking “there will be no one left to worship God”. One of the African church’s most prominent figures has called for Catholics to...
“So when is the Catholic Church finally going to update all its teachings on sexuality?” That was the challenging question posed to me in the aisle on a flight home recently. The man had watched a...
PRAY: "If only my people would hear me, and Israel walk in my ways, I would feed them with the best of wheat, and with honey from the rock I would fill them." (Psalm 81:17) READING: Mark 12:28-34 28...
Interview with Cardinal Parolin on the eve of the Treaties of Rome’s celebration: “Do not expect Christians to say what to do, but to show through their lives the way to follow. “The rise of populism...
Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 26, 2017, Year A What did the man born blind do once he could see? He went back. Where? We don’t know. Why? Well, where else? John tells us nothing about...
Saint Joseph, a "good and upright man," heard God’s wishes by listening to his dreams. Common advice would have told him to divorce Mary, as he planned to do, but he was willing to do what was...
Interview with the Custos of the Holy Land a few days before the Thanksgiving Celebration of March 22, for the restoration work. Nearly a year of work under the direction of Antonia Moropoulou,...
On the 4th Sunday of Lent, we read in John’s Gospel about Christ healing a man blind from birth. We identify with the man who came to see and believe in Jesus as the Son of God. The Lord has anointed...
This is the committing title of a conference to be held on March 24-26 at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, promoted by the Centre for Dialogue with people of the Focolare that have no religious affiliation....
“The Word of God is a light for our path. We must assimilate it in faith and prayer and put it into practice. This is how moral conscience is formed.” (CCC 1802) Jesus said, “Forgive them, Father!...
Do we realize that God is doing us a great favor, with eternal ramifications, when he puts needy people in our lives? You don’t need coffee to wake up when there’s a rousing homily at morning Mass....
In the US, the little girl who, perhaps without knowing it, prefers Bergoglio to Susanita Story of a little African American girl who gives up her six-year birthday gifts just to celebrate with...