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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...
“The Bread and the Body, the Wine and the Blood” was the focus of morning meditation during course of spiritual exercises for Pope and Roman Curia. What is our relation with food? Around the supper,...
The idea of an All-Perfect Being lying involves a logical contradiction, just like the idea of a square circle. Scripture repeatedly affirms the truthfulness of God. As early as the book of Numbers,...
This month’s Word of Life invites us to be reconciled with God. Every moment of the day can become an opportunity for doing just that and helping others to rediscover a relationship with Him. The...
The Gospel this weekend was a continuation of the great “Sermon on the Mount.” Jesus says, “You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the world.” It’s true, we are called to make the world...
Putting aside that the numbering is not exact, we generally talk about Lent being forty days. Like me, you have probably wondered “why forty?” What’s so special about forty? The obvious answer is...
Every Lent people want to acquire a deeper prayer life. For many, this includes the desire to pray the rosary daily. Now that we are several days into Lent, how is that Lenten resolution going? Have...
It is a time of conversion and freedom from our selves mostly. Let us allow ourselves to be guided by a few thoughts from the once bishop of Aachen, Germany, Klaus Hemmerle (1929 – 1994)....
We live in an indoctrinated age of novelty and dissatisfaction. We are always looking ahead to what is new and then find ourselves achingly tired with it only moments after its arrival. With this...
While rumors of Patriarch Grègoire III Laham’s resignation have been denied, there is talk of a resignation letter on its way to Rome. An emblematic case of "internal struggle" within the hierarchies...
When President Donald Trump told the Christian Broadcasting Network in January 2017, he would give Middle East Christians priority refugee status, he was sharply criticized for religious favoritism...