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Francis celebrates Mass at Saint Peter’s for the cardinals and bishops deceased during the year, “fellowship with the dead is not merely a desire or an illusion, but a reality” ***** On the one hand...
Angelus on the Solemnity of All Saints: “Saints are our brothers and sisters who have received the light of God in their hearts and have transmitted it to the world” ***** Pope Francis, during his...
The Church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity. “If we had no care for the dead,” Augustine noted, “we would not be in the habit of praying for...
Communiqué of the World Lutheran Federation and Pontifical Council for Christian Unity at the end of the 500th anniversary. And the Vatican issues a stamp with Wittenberg. ***** The World Lutheran...
The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem explains the reasons for his meeting with the Bishop of Rome. And he also responds to attacks by groups accusing him of selling off the Patriarchate’s...
Exodus 22:20-26; Psalm 18:11 Thessalonians 1:5c-10; Matthew 22:34-40 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” (Mt 22:36) At first glance, today’s Gospel from Matthew offers such a...
Monsignor Ilario Antoniazzi: foreign fighters? There is a risk of indoctrination in prisons; the origin of the problems is not in Tunisia, but in the migrant’s country of origin ***** Monsignor...
In the summer of 2014, while the Isis militias were advancing, they fled to Kurdistan. Now they are starting to return back to their homes. The story of Silvia Batras, an Iraqi Dominican Sister...
The feast of St. John Paul II was celebrated on October 22, the 39th anniversary of Karol Wojtyła’s formal installation as the Bishop of Rome. This occasion is an ideal time to reflect on St. John...
Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, proposed last week five keys for pastoral education “to respond in depth to the current challenges of society.” The...
In view of the World Missionary Day on 22 October, the Prefect of Propaganda Fide recalls that the proclamation of the Gospel follows the logic of Christ, “of dying in order to live”, otherwise “it...
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael warns: the Nineveh Plain is now a “disputed territory”. Fundraising and the mobilization of international associations is not enough to ensure continuity to the...
Sunday, Oct. 15, is the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A). Mass Readings: Isaiah 25:6-10; Psalm 23:1-6; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 or 22:1-10. Today’s Gospel says God is inviting...
Fr. Charles Irvin Senior Priest Diocese of Lansing (Click here for today’s readings) For a moment I would like you to imagine yourself at a party, maybe a party that you have been to, or one that you...
The Conference of the International Secretariat of Christian Youth has convened for the first time in our dear Kingdom, in coordination with the local General Secretariat of Youth (founded in 1980)...
The “Miracle of the Sun,” witnessed by thousands of Portuguese pilgrims Oct. 13, 1917, at Fatima, capped an amazing six months in which the Blessed Mother appeared to three simple shepherd children...
In Francis’ words at the conference for the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of Catechism, the key to read the current debate on Amoris laetitia. The theme that Pope Francis wanted to focus his...
Although the Fatima apparitions occurred 100 years ago, the Vatican’s resident Fatima expert has said they contain a message that is both relevant and needed in the world today. “The apparitions of...
Interview with the Bishop of Haimen, recognized by the government and ordained in full communion with the Holy See, “We are like branches attached to the vine. We need the pastoral guidance of the...
(Isaiah 5:1-7; Philippians 4:7-9; Matthew 21:33-43) Since ancient times, the lands of the Middle East and the Mediterranean have cultivated vineyards. So it is not surprising that the image of the...