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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA are a growing cause of concern in healthcare. Infections are easily spread in crowded conditions, including hospitals, and so-called “superbugs” have...
At the Angelus Pope Francis told faithful to overcome evil with the Holy Scriptures and warned them against “the devil’s poisonous darts” “Lent is a journey of conversion and a fight against evil,”...
The first Sunday of Lent recalls the temptations of Jesus, and thereby creates a time of evaluation for all Christians: Where have my own religious convictions been blurred or compromised by dark...
The President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue returning from Al-Azhar: dialogue is the best antidote to relativism and represents the best alternative to war. A Gift to humanity...
In a new pastoral letter, the archbishop of Los Angeles says it is ‘urgent’ for every Christian to embrace the ‘adventure’ of holiness in the face of a de-Christianizing culture. God made men and...
Is fasting really necessary during Lent? Short answer: yes. It is a pillar of spiritual practice as well as an important spiritual and physical preparation for Easter. Catholic experts and religious...
Many 21st-century households are inundated by the noise of handheld and flat-screen technologies. Add family dynamics to that, and silence becomes a rare commodity. Such is the experience of the...
Christians across the globe are entering Lent, the season of preparation before Easter. Starting on Ash Wednesday, the 40-day period sees many Christians partake in a season of moderation, meditation...
From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter....
“Penance, penance, penance,” cried the angel, pointing to the earth with his right hand in the “Third Secret” of Fatima. This Lenten season is a perfect time to tie repentance into Fatima’s century-...
One of the best connected figures in Rome offers guidance to the president on who to appoint as his Vatican ambassador. President Donald Trump has yet to appoint his ambassador to the Holy See, a...
“We must ... approach the question of the origin of evil by fixing the eyes of our faith on him who alone is its conqueror.” (CCC 385) Some time ago the British atheist actor Stephen Fry went public...
It's tough to stay awake while praying at night—even for monks! Insomnia. Truly no fun at all: the mind runs while the body lies paralyzed worrying about the bills, the kids, the new catalytic...
When it rests in my hands, I feel the full weight of the devotion upon my very soul. I've always admired sturdy rosaries. Like every Catholic, I need one that doesn't tangle while being transported...
The Church has no fear of being on the “wrong side of history”, for her Bridegroom is seated at the right hand of the Father. There are often strident demands, coming from both within and outside the...
Marine Le Pen is in Lebanon to present her "recipe" to save Middle Eastern Christian communities whose condition has become more and more ground to geopolitical operations. A strategy in which also...
“Administration Journey” is a personal account of an administrator’s job within Church institutions, especially for the priest or consecrated, in community work and daily life among believers (church...
Pope’s audience at the International Forum on “Migration and Peace”: “Integration and welcoming are a moral duty,” “One group of individuals cannot control half of the world’s resources”. To welcome...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols gave the following homily on Saturday, February 18, at Mass for the visit and crowning of National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday,...
“Hey Francis! Le’s take a selfie!” Pope Francis was enthusiastically welcomed by students and professors during this morning’s visit to University Roma Tre, the third and most recent state-run...