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One of the best connected figures in Rome offers guidance to the president on who to appoint as his Vatican ambassador. President Donald Trump has yet to appoint his ambassador to the Holy See, a...
“We must ... approach the question of the origin of evil by fixing the eyes of our faith on him who alone is its conqueror.” (CCC 385) Some time ago the British atheist actor Stephen Fry went public...
It's tough to stay awake while praying at night—even for monks! Insomnia. Truly no fun at all: the mind runs while the body lies paralyzed worrying about the bills, the kids, the new catalytic...
When it rests in my hands, I feel the full weight of the devotion upon my very soul. I've always admired sturdy rosaries. Like every Catholic, I need one that doesn't tangle while being transported...
The Church has no fear of being on the “wrong side of history”, for her Bridegroom is seated at the right hand of the Father. There are often strident demands, coming from both within and outside the...
Marine Le Pen is in Lebanon to present her "recipe" to save Middle Eastern Christian communities whose condition has become more and more ground to geopolitical operations. A strategy in which also...
“Administration Journey” is a personal account of an administrator’s job within Church institutions, especially for the priest or consecrated, in community work and daily life among believers (church...
Pope’s audience at the International Forum on “Migration and Peace”: “Integration and welcoming are a moral duty,” “One group of individuals cannot control half of the world’s resources”. To welcome...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols gave the following homily on Saturday, February 18, at Mass for the visit and crowning of National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday,...
“Hey Francis! Le’s take a selfie!” Pope Francis was enthusiastically welcomed by students and professors during this morning’s visit to University Roma Tre, the third and most recent state-run...
“One who desires to obtain reconciliation with God and with the Church, must confess to a priest all the unconfessed grave sins he remembers after having carefully examined his conscience. The...
Pope Francis in his message to the Popular movements gathered in California: There is no Christian, Jewish or Muslim terrorism. Ignoring the poor is “moral blindness”. Ignoring the poor is “moral...
“What are you giving up for Lent?” is always a popular question among Catholics as Lent approaches, as if another New Year’s resolution is to be set (or reset). It becomes, for some, a badge of honor...
Francis at Santa Marta: "Many people die because the powerful want a larger slice of the earth"; for this God will call to account, yet we must ask: "How can I keep peace in my heart?" Since it is...
A book by Cardinal Coccopalmerio reflects on Amoris laetitia explaining the openings decided by the Pope: “We believe with safe consciousness that the doctrine is respected” “The Church might admit...
Attack by the Taliban group responsible for last year’s Easter massacre. Catholics engaged in solidarity. “We are dismayed and put in God’s hands this injustice along with the lives of all the...
"We will see what he does and will judge. Always on the specific…" Twenty days ago, Pope Francis responded this way to Spanish newspaper "El País" on Donald Trump. The Pope showed his intention of...
Chinese Cardinal John Tong looks at the future of Sino-Vatican relations and sees a new day for the Church in China after the signing of an agreement on the appointment of bishops. The Chinese...
Historic celebration of evensong will take place next month, February. An Anglican liturgy will be celebrated at the heart of the Catholic Church when choral evensong takes place in St Peter’s...
The Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy is “a symbol, greater than herself.” A revision of the blasphemy law to halt abuses is urgent. Sometimes “the idea overcomes reality”, one could...