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On Wednesday, May 24,, the US president will land in Rome from Israel. Appointed Callista Gingrich Ambassador to the Holy See. At 8.30 am on Wednesday, May 24, two Americans will be shaking hands for...
Among the five red hats that Francis will appoint during the Consistory on June 28 stands out that of the Archbishop of Bamako in Mali, a country torn by wars and forgotten by the world, but not by...
Christ's ascension has given us greater privileges and joys than the devil had taken from us Accordingly, dearly-beloved, throughout this time which elapsed between the Lord's Resurrection and...
Fish symbols on car bumpers are common these days. Sometimes the outline of the fish contains a cross within it and is commonly known to indicate someone’s Christian faith. While it may seem like a...
Despite a few pointed comments in the past and fundamental differences on issues such as immigration, economic policy, military spending and climate change, sparks are not expected to fly May 24 when...
Interview with Republican Congressman Francis Rooney, a former US Ambassador to the Holy See. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis are two of the most compelling figures on the world stage. Both...
Can prayer change the direction of history? Are prayer and acts of penance capable of preventing nuclear annihilation? Can prayers and penance increase our freedom? “Yes, yes and yes.” Cardinal...
Interview with the Patriarch of Moscow Kirill: the Havana's Summit and the new phase of relations between Catholics and Russian Orthodox: today it is necessary to "narrate the Church not as a museum...
Francis in Ostia - takes everybody by surprise, shows up unannounced and like any other pastor he blesses the homes. He then jokingly apologizes for the inconvenience, reassuring however of having...
Pope Francis and President Donald Trump will meet May 24 in the Vatican. And while Holy See watchers debate the possible topics and tone of their private conversation, it was the Holy Father who...
Sixth Easter Sunday – Year A – May 21, 2017 This Sunday the liturgy continues the reading of Chapter 14 of the Gospel of John. The theme is love, as it appears from the beginning (“if you love me“) (...
The readings of the Bible impel me to reflect with you upon two things which are interior within us, two things that are mysterious and can be known only in their expression. One is love and the...
Echoing the words of his predecessor, Blessed Pope Paul VI, about the nature of Christ and the Church He founded: "it comes as no surprise to the Church that she, no less than her divine Founder, is...
The range of possible issues up for discussion during the May 24 tête-à-tête is vast. Although Pope Francis said Saturday he will not be seeking to soften U.S. President Donald Trump's policies...
The press conference on the return flight from Fatima. Francesco speaks of the apparitions in Herzegovina, and while opening to the first ones he expresses many doubts about the current ones. On...
Most of us, I think, are familiar with the Marian apparitions at Fatima, the 100th anniversary of which we celebrate this year. If you’re not familiar with them, here’s a brief synopsis: In 1916, an...
Francis' greeting at the blessing of the candles from the Chapel of the Apparitions of Fatima: No to subjective images that make Mary appear “sweeter” than Jesus, “Mercy has to be put before judgment...
Francis’ Mass for the canonization of the two visionaries, the first holy children who were not martyrs: “God effects a general mobilization against the indifference that chills our hearts”. Our Lady...
These Must-Know facts about Fatima can turn into a perfect response to the 100th Anniversary celebrations of Fatima. Fatima’s 100th anniversary gives us yet another chance to do more than just...
Many people believe that living the Gospel message is unrealistic. Numerous times people have begun a conversation with me using the phrase: “Father, out there in the real world …” Their unspoken...