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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...
What does it mean that Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)?" In Isaiah’s prophecy about the coming Messiah, he says: “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the...
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of christian suffering, pray for me. You carried your cross so courageously while you...
Following is the Story of the Dedication of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels: Francis rebuilt this chapel with his own hands and died less than 50 feet away from it. The chapel of Our Lady of the...
Sometimes we take a single Bible verse and use it out of context, but what’s the danger in that? The Whole Bible Today we have access to the very breath of God, so says the Apostle Paul who wrote, “...
The UNICEF-Reach report: 100,000 arrived in Europe in 2016. The sufferings endured during the African journey induce many to come to the “old continent”, which is not always the goal destination....
Maria was born to a poor farming family in Italy, one of six children. Her father died when she was only 9 years old. After his death, Maria had to taking care of the rest of the children in the...
At the Transfiguration, Moses was there representing the law and Elijah was there representing the prophets. But why were Peter, James, and John present? And what does this event mean to us today? St...
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of mercy, pray for me. God’s mercy is the only hope for mankind. I know we are called to...
An original project by a couple in Southern Italy plants a seed of communion for many, even as far as away as up north in Trent. “Small is beautiful,” you might say. Gennaro e Lucia Piccolo-aIt began...
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of chastity, you guarded your virginity with such fervor. Even at the age of 11, you knew...
Roman Rite XVII Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A – July 30, 2017 1King 3.5.7-12; Ps 119; Rm 8, 28-30; Mt 13.44-52 Ambrosian Rite 1Sam 3: 1-20; Ps 62; Ephesians 3: 1-12; Mt 4: 18-22 Sunday VIII after...
“The sheer gratuitousness of the grace of salvation is particularly manifest in infant Baptism.” (CCC 1250) Does the Bible support the baptism of infants? Yes it does, though the evidence is indirect...
With the Motu Proprio “Maiorem hac dilectionem” on the offer of life, Pope Francis has opened the path to beatification for those faithful who, inspired by charity, have heroically offered their life...
When Jesus prayed, in the Gospel of John, for all future Christians he prayed, “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” (John 17:21a) This kind of closeness—this...