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The social media sites have recently been noticed to include photos which people post of themselves or of their beloved ones. These “smart” tools have been used to expose human faces, with tall ears...
He arrived in India to meet the bishops, his fellow Salesian confreres, but also the civil authorities such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, whom he thanked...
Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my...
Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah mounted the podium of the world’s biggest stage to address the UN General Assembly, speaking not only on behalf of his “beloved Jordan” and as representative of His...
The Bible is in not against all alcoholic drinks whatsoever. So how do we interpret Proverbs 31:7? Proverbs 31:4-7 (RSV): [4] It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for...
Following is an articles titled, "In search of a leader" posted on oasiscenter.eu which tackles current world affairs from a new perspective: Were there to be no religious authority in Islam (as it...
At the entrance of the World Council of Churches, there are photos of 12 international figures that sowed the seed of hope in difficult environments. One of these photos was of Patriarch Emeritus...
Marking the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which was widely celebrated in the Middle East, churches celebrated Holy Mass which is reminiscent of the crucifixion of Lord Jesus Christ....
The Lord himself takes away the veil of our human understanding to show what is really happening, spiritually, to us on earth. The Gospel begins, “The Kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went...
When Germans go to the polls this Sunday, September 24, they are likely to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor, an office she has occupied since 2005. Merkel’s expected victory will be all the more...
On June 14, 2009, Asia Bibi was thrown into jail. A year later she was sentenced to death for blasphemy, and since 2013, after two transfers, she has been languishing in one of the three windowless...
Never letting a serious crisis go to waste, climate change advocates seized upon hurricanes Harvey and Irma as evidence that climate change is real and happening, its effects devastating, and without...
I love this quote from the Lebanese Maronite mystic and poet Kahil Gibran: “An eye for an eye and the whole world would be blind”, for it sums up in one pithy sentence a lot of what we struggle with...
Our Lady of Sorrows, or Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, is a name used for our Mother, the Virgin Mary--a title used out of deference to the many painful events in her life. Practices aimed at the...
“Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.” —St. Rose of Lima There is a line in the Mass readings for September 14 that grabs my heart every time I read it or hear...
On the return flight from Colombia, Francis answers questions on the policies to stop immigrant landings and expresses his gratitude to Italy. On hurricanes and floods, “We are arrogant, we do not...
Asking the right question is always critical if we want arrive at good answers to what it is we seek or to the problems we face. With that in mind I want to ask us today: How much of your life and...
Miracles of healings multiplied after the last Fatima apparitions. What astounded more than a few people and broke down scoffers and atheists, turning them into believers, were the simple instruments...
The Pope’s appeal to the “Great Prayer Meeting for National Reconciliation”. On stage, representatives of victims of violence, military and police officers and former guerrillas. “Open your heart as...
In Villavicencio Pope Francis beatifies Bishop Jaramillo, who was killed by the ELN guerrillas, and the martyr priest Ramirez Ramos. Bergoglio’s car nearly trapped by the crowd. “Reconciliation...