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Francis’ provocation in Santa Marta “are the homeless like statues or bus stops?” What “do we feel when we see children begging ?” “ These kids belong to that ethnicity that steals?” “What do we feel...
Anniversary of the election of Francis, Gianni Valente’s third episode. The yard of changes in the curial structure and the trap of neo-triumphalism Pope Francis has said it many times - even to Die...
The "new evangelisation" calls for a new Christian consciousness, that of having to represent Jesus to the people Christians meet. It requires overcoming the barrier of secularism, whereby talking...
The characteristics that make Mary a role model for all women, regardless of their religious beliefs. March 1 was special this year. It not only marked the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday, but...
Stability is not only a gift to us as individuals. It is a gift to others. Benedict’s monks and nuns take vows of obedience, stability and conversion of life. Obedience helps to break a person’s...
Four years later. Second episode of Gianni Valente’s analysis. When Christian faith is replaced by religious ideologic The ecclesiastical hostility reserved to Pope Francis, in all its various...
Lent is a time of deep prayer, an opportunity for Catholics to look more closely for the sacred in ordinary life, while also reflecting on the humanity of Christ. Finding God in all things — one of...
Cardinal Parolin speaks to Vatican Radio about the pontificate anniversary and the changes within the Curia: we need "a genuine return to God and an authentic manifestation of the church’s true...
So long as we live in this world we cannot escape suffering and temptation. Whence it is written in Job: "The life of man upon earth is a warfare." Everyone, therefore, must guard against temptation...
“No matter what you have done, I love you for your own sake. Come to me with your misery and sins, with your troubles and needs, and with all of your longing to be loved.” “Jesus is God, therefore...
Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo warns that there is a brief window of opportunity, and that if Christians don't respond to what is happening in the world today, it may be too late to effect change. There is...
To understand how Christ’s encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well portrayed in John’s Gospel was remarkable, we should first understand the Samaritan people and why they were so reviled. The...
Angelus, Francis exhorted to hear “the cry of the hidden young victims of violence”. Francis’ appeal to hear the hidden cry of abused children victims of violence. "Christ is not a man of great...
Catholic News Service asked Father Michael Fuller, executive director of the Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to explain the difference...
The last mass of the Spiritual Exercises in Ariccia was dedicated to Syria’s dramatic situation. Mission of Dal Toso and Zenari in late January. On the last day of his Lenten Spiritual Exercises with...
President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment opens a new historical phase. Citizens, and among them Catholics, are now the real protagonists of democracy. South Korea turns the page. After a long Lent, it...
Pope Francis has been on retreat this week with his collaborators in the Roman Curia. Popes have done so for some 80 years, since Pope Pius XI started the custom of making an annual retreat in common...
In the interview with Die Zeit Francis confirmed his unwillingness to change the discipline of celibacy for the Latin Church but opens to discussion on the “viri probati “ In his first interview with...
We were told recently at a retreat that if only one piece of Scripture survived in a post-apocalyptic world, the parable of the Prodigal Son would suffice for the propagation of the Gospel. The three...
Those disappointed by materialism, consumerism and communist ideology seek new spiritual sources. In various Chinese parishes courses for catechumens are organized, but also studies and Bible reading...