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decree by Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of Divine Worship, inserts the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary into the Roman rite on the Monday following Pentecost. “Having attentively considered how greatly...
In a new teaching letter titled Placuit Deo, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) attempts to address the underlying difficulties that prevent people from embracing Church...
Jerusalem’s most famous Christian church, shared by three denominations, is unlocked each morning by a Muslim. Since the seventh century, the family of Wajeeh Nuseibeh, 69, has been handed down the...
Jerusalem heads of churches, including the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Armenian Patriarchate and the Custody of the Holy Land, have all decided to close down the doors of the Church of Holy...
The Advisory Council of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan has followed with great concern the statement of the Israeli Municipality of Jerusalem, in which it announced the...
Lent continues! Its rhyme and rhythm rolls on, with us, without us, or in spite of us. Where are we with our Lenten observance? Is the season passing us by? On this Second Sunday of Lent, our Gospel...
President Donald J. Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is problematic, to say the least. It is more pragmatic than principled, more political than ideological or religious...
“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...