Chosen

Nowadays, especially in industrialized and urban societies, the figure of a shepherd is little known and appreciated. Even the idea of ​​being a shepherd does not appeals to the contemporary man, who...
One of my favorite stories from the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima a century ago this year is how Our Lady was compelled gently to correct the three shepherd children for “cheating” on how they...
Pope Francis has said he hoped his visit to Egypt, carried out with “God’s help,” could be “a sign of peace” for the country and the wider region suffering from “conflicts and terrorism.” Recalling...
While conversion and prayer are at the heart of Mary's messages at Fatima, Portugal, the miracles and unexplained phenomenon that accompanied the events 100 years ago still intrigue believers and...
At the general audience, Francis retraces his journey on 28 and 29 April: Christians “are called to be yeast of fraternity,” a “healthy laicity” is needed. Egypt, where the Pope visited on Friday and...
Professor Mohammad Sammak, the only Muslim to have participated in two Synods, is convinced the meeting in Cairo has marked a fundamental starting point. He emphasizes the importance of the Pope’s...
In the British mandate of Palestine, the Christian population was 9.6 per cent of the population. By 1999, it was 2.9 per cent. Meanwhile, 35 per cent of the Christians of the West Bank and Gaza left...
No one is checking “Valid Catholic” cards at the door, and no one feels a particular need to be a Communion Cop. We recognize that we’re all a bunch of needy sinful people who are eager to make room...
Saint of the Day for May 1 The Story of Saint Joseph the Worker To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, and in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by...
Catholics recognize and venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate Mother of God, as the exemplar of redeemed humanity. Miserable sinners like us find ourselves in an awkward position when it...
The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah said 'Seek the welfare of the city ... for in its welfare you will find your welfare' Jeremiah 29.7. Calling People of Goodwill: The Bible and the Common Good, is a...
Life is not easy, and the Catholic Church cannot make it so, but it can make it better with consolations and grace and truth that never changes. The world doesn’t get us. Sometimes we are ganged up...
The Gospel is taken from St Luke. It is the story of the sinful woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her tears, drying them with her hair. At any time, but particularly during this Extraordinary...
A discussion of the Resurrection from "Raised from the Dead: True Stories of 400 Resurrection Miracles" by Father Albert J Hebert, SM "Now God hath both raised up the Lord, and will raise us up...
On the eve of the commemoration of the Armenian people martyrdom at the beginning of the twentieth century, the ambassador to the Holy See Mikayel Minasyan recalls Francis's journey and its...
Saint Faustina received visions of our Lord, in which, Jesus instructed her to tell the world of His infinite Love and Mercy. She recorded these visions in her diary; later published under the title...
At the end of September, Fr. Alois will promote together with the Coptic Church an ecumenical meeting between young Europeans and Arabs, near Cairo. The ecumenical community of Taizé is also heading...
Greetings, I am an Iraqi baby named Tia, My parents were forcibly displaced from Mosul two years ago and I was born in Jordan, I received the sacrament of baptism yesterday at the Church of John the...
For the 40 days of Lent the word “Alleluia” is gone from the liturgy of the Church. It is never said even once. Then during the Easter Vigil, the priest intones the great Alleluia and it seems like...
Confirmed in the Concistory the canonization on May 13 of the two "pastorinhos". On October 15th, three Mexican teenagers and 30 Brazilian martyrs will be proclaimed Saints. Cardinal Amato: "A sign...