Chosen

Although a number of recent signs may indicate that important steps are being made in the Holy See’s dialogue with China, any formal Agreement between the two does not seem imminent. Contacts between...
Interview with the Secretary of State: concerns about Syria, patience in China's negotiations aimed only at the unity of the Church. “Alfie’s case caused me great sadness”. High hopes for Korea and...
May 1 is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. A worker produces something. A worker provides something. A father provides for his family. Provides not only food but something else. This St. Joseph did...
The Pope summons all the Patriarchs and Heads of the Eastern Churches who are not in full communion with Rome. In the hope of moving towards unity, and in the sake of the suffering Christian...
The appeal of the Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, while we see a glimmer of hope for the judicial solution of the case. “Brothers and sisters, pray and fast with me”,...
Christianity doesn’t just promise salvation from sin, death, and the devil, but victory over these things. In the Book of Revelation, the believer who has persevered to the end is repeatedly...
First appointment of Francis’ visit in Puglia region: in Alessano, he prayed on the tomb of the bishop of Molfetta and greeted his family. “He teaches the Church not to side with the powerful or seek...
In the care of an exorcist for five years, her clinical examinations are clear. But migraines and blisters won’t leave her. “I’m fighting and I don’t know when it will be over. I want to shout: help...
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has paid a visit to Saudi Arabia. There are now calls for the construction of churches in a nation with a...
A document signed by Patriarch Béchara Raï tries to curb the controversy and personal attacks unleashed over some aspects of the Church’s doctrine and teachings. A rampant phenomenon that even Pope...
Catholic women religious around the world are heeding Pope Francis' call to serve those most in need and going "where no one else will dare go," said the executive director of the Rome-based umbrella...
At Regina Coeli, Francis says he is “deeply troubled” and invokes the “instruments available to the international community” asking all politicians to “ensure that justice and peace prevail”. Francis...
In Rome, a seminar organized by UISG and US embassy to the Holy See. The testimony of three religious working in Central Africa, the Philippines and Syria. They face war, sexual exploitation,...
In Santa Marta the Pope urged an examination of conscience: “Am I free, or am I a slave to my passions, ambitions, riches, or passing fancies?” “Am I free, or am I a slave to my passions, ambitions,...
It clearly was neither coordinated nor intentional, but this Easter Sunday saw an unusually low governmental and public interaction with Palestinian Christians. It might have been the fact that...
You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit [cf Luke 1:31, 34-35]. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him...
During the general audience, the Pope challenges those who question the opportunity to baptize "a child who does not understand" and points out that with Baptism "the Holy Spirit enters into that...
From Douma the news of a night raid with gas that killed 70 people and intoxicated hundreds more. The Pope, “Political and military leaders should choose negotiation, the only way that can lead to a...
Ever since President Nixon famously “opened” China to the West, the country’s rise as an economic and political superpower has been a thorny nettle to grasp. The conventional wisdom has been that,...
We must all be partakers in Christ’s Resurrection life In my last sermon,** dearly-beloved, not inappropriately, as I think, we explained to you our participation in the cross of Christ, whereby the...