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A day with the volunteers of “Dove Operation”, one of the Lebanese terminals of the humanitarian corridor system promoted by the Community John XXIII. Often divided, both Lebanese and Italian...
"The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break,is it not a participation in the body of Christ?" (1 Cor 10:16) This is an incredibly...
British Prime Minister’s decision to govern with Protestant unionist party raises uncertainty about Pope’s planned trip to Ireland. The British Prime Minister’s plan to govern with support from...
While I only have a bachelors degree in psychology, my years of priesthood have taught me so much more. While there are chemical imbalance issues, and medications that offer more immediate relief, we...
Many are ready to give a polite nod of some sort to Jesus of Nazareth. Most honor him as a great moral teacher. Many even confess him as Savior. But the Incarnation of the Eternal God? Second person...
With the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Francis denounces violence affecting women’s role and advocates the defense of their rights. Many women “are well prepared to face inter-...
The Trinity dogma is not the result of poetic fantasies or of philosophical elucubrations. Nor it is a rational theological formulation that offers the pretext of saying that it is a mystery so...
Since the pontificate of Blessed Paul VI, the Ordinary form of the Roman Rite has been without one of the “greatest octaves” which critics argue has led to a detrimental effect on the Church’s...
As North Korea continues to step up its provocations, South Korean president Moon Jae-in has commissioned a special emissary to the Holy See to ask Pope Francis to assist the reconciliation process...
The leader of the Sudanese bishops’ conference is expressing hope that Pope Francis will still travel to South Sudan at some point in the future, and is calling on people in the country to work for...
The new Conference on Ethnic Minorities marks a first agreement on decentralization: for the Church, 2017 will be “the Year of Peace” The peace process in Myanmar is moving forward and the country is...
Increasing memberships to the fossil fuel disinvestment movement. Protecting the Creation can change finance. The black list of most polluting companies To move financial investments from fossil...
On June 1, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI approved a decree of martyrdom from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, concerning the heroic death of Bl. Franz Jägerstätter, a devoted husband and father...
When I heard that Trump had decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, I immediately thought about an event I attended at the Vatican last September on Laudato si...
Stories of coexistence between believers in Christ and Islam followers. Here is how in Cotonou, child victims of traffickers are welcomed, protected and cared for. Children stripped of their...
Right around two years ago, Pope Francis released his first encyclical letter, Laudato Si’, it rocked everybody’s world. The encyclical ended up being a real gift to me. It has been my guiding star...
Has it ever struck you as strange that the disciples were gathered “when the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,” i.e., on a Christian feast,? There couldn’t have been any Christian feasts yet, so soon...
The Christians of Egypt have defied ISIS and given the world a powerful example of what it means to profess faith in Jesus Christ. Last week, a large group of Christians in Egypt went on pilgrimage...
The day before President Trump met with Pope Francis, Cardinal Peter Turkson juxtaposed the president’s speech in Saudi Arabia with what the Pope said in Egypt. Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Pope...
The Magnificat is a history lesson, a song of praise, and a prophetic message. Marge Fenelon The Visitation is one of the most significant events in our Catholic faith tradition. Mary, newly pregnant...