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Always there is a connection between the first readings and the gospel accounts that the Church presents to us in the major celebrations of the Church’s liturgical year. Such is the case we find in...
Following is the full text of the exclusive interview that Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin released to the Vatican media upon his return from his trip to Russia which took place on August...
Ecumenical dialogue, cooperation among religious confessions, international conflicts and humanitarian crises, fundamentalist terrorism, the protection of human rights, environmental emergency: in...
In the Angelus, the Pope prays for the “dead, wounded and family members of the terrorist attacks in recent days that claimed many victims in Burkina Faso, in Spain and in Finland”. The Pope...
Pope Francis is greatly disturbed by the cruel terrorist attack that has struck Barcelona last night and once again condemns the blind violence affirming that it “is a great offence to the creator”....
Readings for August 20, 2017: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time The apostles thought she was a nuisance and asked Jesus to get rid of her. Jesus had gone to the region of Tyre and Sidon, modern-day...
The analysis of Don Stefano Caprio (Oriental Pontifical Institute) on the “Ostpolik 2.0”: the future of the Middle East, the Ukrainian issue, and the Russian contrast to the unilateral American...
The call of Parolin at the end of August is “very important”, Pope Francis is “very esteemed and loved” by the Rusian people. Trump? The relations between Russia and the Vatican do not depend on...
An interview on the eve of the feast of the Assumption with Father Ibrahim Alsabagh, parish priest of the church of St. Francis who is also responsible for the Latin community of the city. In Aleppo...
As the Catholic Church celebrates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, following is the response given in 1976 by Chiara Lubich to a young woman who wanted to know how to love our perfect...
August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives? 1) What is the Assumption of Mary?...
Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today. Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest. Bind them at your wrist as a sign… (Dt 6.6-8...
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time We live in a noisy age, from early morning to late night noise surrounds us. Many of them are the ordinary bits and pieces of our life, water pouring from tap and shower...
Meditation is a way of connecting and communicating with God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, and also to be in His presence thus filled with His love. Meditation is not alien to the writer of these...
Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, August 6, 2017 What a grace for Peter and James and John to see Jesus transfigured. They got a preview of the glory of Jesus risen from the...
Let’s look at how the Bible describes love, and then we will see a few ways in which God is the essence of love. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud....
Years after Maria's death, when her assailant Alessandro was still in prison, she appeared to him in a dream, and forgave him once more. From that day forward, Alessandro experienced a conversion,...
Indonesia hosts an event with many interreligious meanings: Christians support the government in the struggle against Islamic radicalism. Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, governor of Yogyakarta, playing the...
Who is God? What is God? How can we know God? Who is God? - The Fact The fact of God’s existence is so conspicuous, both through creation and through man’s conscience, that the Bible calls the...
Saint Maria was a deeply pious child. She couldn't read or write, but she learned her Catechism and received her First Communion just one year before she died. She attended Mass as often as she could...