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“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” What could that possibly mean? There’s no “fat” in the Gospels. There’s nothing in there that was put in by accident. No book could contain all...
Angelus: Francis' heartfelt appeal for Eastern Goutha, “You cannot fight evil with another evil, let there be access to humanitarian aid and let the wounded and sick be evacuated" GIACOMO GALEAZZI...
The Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan lives in prison with unshakable faith which also supports her family. Her husband and one of her daughters are in Rome. At the...
If you read letters to the editor in newspapers you will realize that many people have lost confidence in a loving God. Nowhere is this more forcefully indicated than in the debate over abortion and...
Have you ever heard of such praise? In praise of thirst? This week, Pope Francis along with the entire Vatican prelates went to Casa Santa Marta for a week of spiritual exercises as has been the case...
Billy Graham, the man symbol of the Evangelicals in the United States, is gone. He was a great admirer of John Paul II and helped to ease relations with the Catholics. They called him “the pastor of...
As eighteenth century English writer Samuel Johnson might have put it, “Nothing concentrates the mind like knowing that I am dust, and to dust I shall return.” And nothing is a more bracing reminder...
Following is a reflection of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, titled, ‘Ash Wednesday: Beginning Our Lenten Pilgrimage': For forty days, we walk with the Lord Jesus who is our...
During Lent and the celebrations of the Eucharist Year, Christians in the “Land of the Pure” remember their martyrs, as their endure their struggles with faith. On the streets of Youhanabad, a...
It is the overarching message of Lent, meant as a lifelong commitment: to let ourselves be reconciled with God in Jesus Christ, allowing Him to generate a new heart inside us in the image and...
Jesus is the poor person whose life began in a manger and ended on a cross. When He, a carpenter’s son, began his public life, He had nowhere to stay, nowhere to lay his head, nothing to eat. His...
Be patient with these 40 days and allow the emptying process takes place. The goal of Lent is to go into the desert, to allow ourselves to experience emptiness. We can’t hear God if we’re not...
Be patient with these 40 days and allow the emptying process takes place. The goal of Lent is to go into the desert, to allow ourselves to experience emptiness. We can’t hear God if we’re not...
Two years ago, Pope Francis and the Patriarch of Moscow Kirill met in the Cuban capital. At this time the common commitment to the Christian communities in the Middle East was strengthened. In Havana...
The Holy See sends a contribution to the initiatives of Jinde Charities, the network of charitable works connected to the Catholic Church in China. A sign that the communion between Chinese Catholics...
“A Church on the Move” by Joe Parrocki underlines 52 ways to get mission and mercy in motion for building better relationships in and with the Church in the 21st century. The parish of today seeks...
On April 29, the nations of England, Scotland and Wales will be joined in prayer around the British coast K.V. Turley It started with Poland and then spread to Ireland. Now the idea of ringing the...
On the threshold of Lent, I light my candle, and address You, O Lord Jesus Christ, I ask You to give me a helping hand at this time, when disavowal of love and complacency has climaxed, O Lord Jesus...
Fifth anniversary of the renunciation: former Secretary Xuereb recounts those “strong moments” to Vatican news: that phone call from the new Pope with the cordless phone after dinner. “I had my...
The interview talks given by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, on “why” and “how” the Holy See is carrying out dialogue with the Chinese Government, show the Holy See is truly...