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Mary, Mother of God January 1, 2018 On this day the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, our Lady's greatest title. This feast is the octave of Christmas....
In the year 2017, 23 Catholic pastoral care workers were killed worldwide: 13 priests, 1 religious brother, 1 religious sister, 8 lay persons. For the eighth consecutive year, the place most affected...
Fides Agency annual dossier confirms: for eight consecutive years, the Latin American nations hold the record for the largest number of Catholic pastoral care workers murdered. The data and...
The homily of the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, “Church of the Holy Land, don't be frightened by poverty and insecurity. The road of God is not that of strength”. ***** In the...
For when peaceful stillness encompassed everything and the night in its swift course was half spent, Your all-powerful Word O Lord, leapt down from Your royal throne. Alleluia. — Wisdom 18:14-15 O...
The first chapter in the Gospel of John begins: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him,...
Christmas is an invitation to look differently at the world, to stop and appreciate the small things, Pope Francis reminds us. The time for end of year celebrations has arrived. For many people, it...
As a young man, St. Augustine lived a hedonistic life, one in which sensuality and self-indulgence reigned supreme. Along the way, prior to his becoming a Christian he had a son by a woman to whom he...
1) Christmas Eve. This year, the fourth Sunday of Advent falls on December 24th. After the testimony of John the Baptist (Third Sunday of Advent), the liturgy of the Word of this fourth Sunday offers...
Pope Francis again upbraided the high-level Catholic prelates that run the Vatican bureaucracy in an annual pre-Christmas speech December 21. Pope Francis again upbraided the high-level Catholic...
His Majesty King Abdullah’s working visit to the Vatican Tuesday, DEcember 19, for talks with His Holiness Pope Francis acquired an added significance since it took place in the wake of President...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) Fr. Rifa’t Bader said that several propitious indications have emerged in our recent meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II with the...
The attack in a Methodist church of Quetta shocks the faithful in the “Land of the Pure”, which celebrate the Year of the Eucharist. While Isis is proselytizing in Lahore, the government remains weak...
Late in the afternoon that first Christmas eve, a man could be seen walking in front of a donkey, coming from the north on the road leading into the city. Passing by a field of shepherds with their...
Interview with Archbishop Pizzaballa, apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem: after Trump's decision, “In all this brawling of hypothesis, there is a positive note: we are...
Fr. Rif'at Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan, has made the following press statement titled, "This is Why His Majesty King Abdullah II is Heading to the...
The third Sunday of Advent is called “Gaudete Sunday.” It comes from the first word of the “Entrance antiphon” or “Introit” of the Mass. “Gaudete” is Latin for “rejoice,” and the text of the antiphon...
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...
When a house has no master living in it, it becomes dark, vile and contemptible, choked with filth and disgusting refuse. So too is a soul which has lost its master, who once rejoiced there with his...
The Primate of the Maronite Church reports never-released details of his meetings with King Salman, Prince Bin Salman and Lebanese Premier Hariri. And he dampens rumors about the alleged Saudi...