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Interview with Il Regno: “Peace is above all national interests”. On Europe, “Indifferent about immigration” and “Nationalism empties Europe of its values”. On Trump: “ time is needed to judge”. On...
We learn as children that praying doesn’t always “work”: we prayed and still failed that math test, we prayed and still were ignored by our crush, we prayed and our sick grandmother never got better...
Between Syria and Iraq, while the Islamic State's military defeat is approaching, different and conflicting Kurdish entities seek international endorsement for their own independence cause, casting...
The French Episcopal Conference disseminated the following official prayer to request Father Jacques Hamel’s intercession: Father Jacques Hamel, Grant us the favor of presenting our prayer to God...
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of forgiveness, pray for me. Even at the age of 11, you did not withhold forgiveness from...
What is the true “great power of the universal Church”? “Its persecuted little churches.” Words of Pope Francis. The Pontiff often recalls that there are more Christian martyrs today than in the...
Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, celebrated Mass at the Martyrs of Jordan Church on Sunday July 23, marking the conclusion...
Spanish knights who drove the Moors from their homeland, and then conquered Central and South America, took St. James as their protector. Today, July 25, the two-week-long celebration in the small...
This is not intended to propagate the significance of the Restaurant of Mercy, but rather to shed light on its grand message. The Restaurant of Mercy is Jordanian. It was launched almost a year ago...
Have you ever been asked why you confess sins to a priest? In discussing the Catholic faith with non-Catholics, the doctrine concerning confessing one’s sins to a priest often arises. Indeed, in my...
At the Angelus Francis appealed for “reconciliation and peace” for the Holy City. Then he warns, “It is better a Church that is not afraid of getting its hands dirty, rather than a Church of “pure...
The parables of Jesus are not too remote from our own daily experience; at least it’s not difficult to understand them. Many are about household activities, the woman putting yeast into the flour,...
A monument in honour of murdered French priest will be unveiled next week following a televised Mass It is almost a year since Fr Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old French priest, was brutally murdered by...
We help ourselves by following God, doing good works in faith, seeking righteousness and His will It's the most-quoted Bible verse that isn't actually in the Bible! My theory is that it likely...
Our Lady of Knock  Our Lady of Knock was seen by 15 residents of Knock, a poor, small village in County Mayo, Ireland, on Aug. 21, 1879, outside of the Church of St. John the Baptist. St. Joseph and...
On Friday, July 14, two Israeli police officers and three Arab Israeli gunmen were killed within Al Haram Al Sharif compound. This raises the eternal question of Jerusalem and the management of holy...
I’m certain of this: if we all were to pray the Lenten prayer of the great St. Ephrem the Syrian, Father and Doctor of the Church, we would bring about the coming Kingdom of Heaven with great speed....
The African country is hostage to a regime since 1993. The Daughters of Saint Anne, who require some concrete help, bring the Gospel and lots of Hope to this dramatic situation. UNESCO has recently...
At the Angelus Pope Francis comments the parable of the Sower, “the idols of worldly wealth, of living greedily for oneself, for possessing and for power, suffocate the growth of the Word.” A Prayer...
This is history lesson for the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. On May 13, 1981, after Pope St. John Paul II was shot, his thoughts were focused on his Brown Scapular, a sacramental consisting...