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Following is a reflection on preparing young people for the Sacrament of Confirmation: In the high school chapel, young people are meditating. A song rises spontaneously. Then silence. A song springs...
The Vatican has postponed a trip by Pope Francis to war-torn South Sudan planned for later this year, which the pontiff had hoped to undertake together with Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin...
Francis answers the workers of steel industry Ilva: he quotes the first article of the Italian Constitution: “We can say that depriving people of work or exploiting them with unworthy or badly paid...
Stories of coexistence between believers in Christ and followers of Islam. Journey to the North of the African Country, where Missionary of the Consolata support and strengthen the good ties that...
Virgin May is reserved as a month in which the faithful honor Mary, the Mother of God. As a student at Sacred Heart School in Bennington, each May we took part in the “May Crowning,” a ceremony in...
Pope Francis wrapped up an intense 1-day apostolic visit to the Italian port city of Genoa with the celebration of Mass. To the faithful present for the open-air ceremony in Genoa’s Kennedy Square,...
The Greek letters have a deep and ancient meaning. It is common in Christian art to find two Greek letters: the alpha (Α) and omega (Ω). These two letters have an ancient history in Christianity and...
This story begins in the early 1970s, when a very holy man, Richard Blaney, with a group of others, began to organize Rosary Marches in downtown, Madison, WI. Recall the liberal reputation Madison...
In the high school chapel, young people are meditating. A song rises spontaneously. Then silence. A song springs up again: “The Holy Spirit is given to us…” The last preparatory meeting for...
Francis at Santa Marta explains the “topography” of the Christian life and its three points of reference: memory of the first encounter with God, prayer and “going” on mission to proclaim Jesus The...
The Islamic State’s double attack shakes Jakarta: Christians and Muslims hold on to Pancasila, the Charter of five principles protecting democracy and pluralism. While Cardinal Jean-Lous Tauran,...
After meeting with Trump, Francis at the general audience greets the faithful of Hong Kong on the day of Our Lady of Sheshan The Church “is not trapped inside a fortified citadel, but walks in its...
Archbishop Pizzaballa on the White House’s new approach: “Riyadh may play a decisive role in the conflict between Arab countries and Israel” Understanding that dialogue between religions is a key...
The Ascension of Jesus When they had gathered together they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" He answered them, "It is not for you to know the times or...
Why did Jesus have to ascend into Heaven so that his resurrected body would be hidden from our natural sight? I’ve squirmed with guilt over asking the question. Hadn’t Jesus already done more than...
Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales writes a letter to the bishop of the diocese affected by the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande...
A 28 minute-talk at the audience with US President. The initial tension dissolves in a more relaxed atmosphere towards the end. Bergoglio asks the White House tenant for a commitment to peace At 8:17...
The Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Mary Help of Christians on May 24. Today, like centuries before, Christians facing persecution, violence and death, have invoked Mary’s protection under...
On Wednesday, May 24,, the US president will land in Rome from Israel. Appointed Callista Gingrich Ambassador to the Holy See. At 8.30 am on Wednesday, May 24, two Americans will be shaking hands for...
Among the five red hats that Francis will appoint during the Consistory on June 28 stands out that of the Archbishop of Bamako in Mali, a country torn by wars and forgotten by the world, but not by...