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Catholics recognize and venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate Mother of God, as the exemplar of redeemed humanity. Miserable sinners like us find ourselves in an awkward position when it...
The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah said 'Seek the welfare of the city ... for in its welfare you will find your welfare' Jeremiah 29.7. Calling People of Goodwill: The Bible and the Common Good, is a...
Life is not easy, and the Catholic Church cannot make it so, but it can make it better with consolations and grace and truth that never changes. The world doesn’t get us. Sometimes we are ganged up...
The Gospel is taken from St Luke. It is the story of the sinful woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her tears, drying them with her hair. At any time, but particularly during this Extraordinary...
A discussion of the Resurrection from "Raised from the Dead: True Stories of 400 Resurrection Miracles" by Father Albert J Hebert, SM "Now God hath both raised up the Lord, and will raise us up...
On the eve of the commemoration of the Armenian people martyrdom at the beginning of the twentieth century, the ambassador to the Holy See Mikayel Minasyan recalls Francis's journey and its...
Saint Faustina received visions of our Lord, in which, Jesus instructed her to tell the world of His infinite Love and Mercy. She recorded these visions in her diary; later published under the title...
At the end of September, Fr. Alois will promote together with the Coptic Church an ecumenical meeting between young Europeans and Arabs, near Cairo. The ecumenical community of Taizé is also heading...
Greetings, I am an Iraqi baby named Tia, My parents were forcibly displaced from Mosul two years ago and I was born in Jordan, I received the sacrament of baptism yesterday at the Church of John the...
For the 40 days of Lent the word “Alleluia” is gone from the liturgy of the Church. It is never said even once. Then during the Easter Vigil, the priest intones the great Alleluia and it seems like...
Confirmed in the Concistory the canonization on May 13 of the two "pastorinhos". On October 15th, three Mexican teenagers and 30 Brazilian martyrs will be proclaimed Saints. Cardinal Amato: "A sign...
Don’t you hate ultimatums? Most of us have encountered (and maybe issued) them at one time or another. They usually begin with “unless” or “if” and threaten dire consequences if one’s expectations or...
For Lebanese professor Antoine Courban, invited to the recent conference on citizenship promoted by al-Azhar, Islamic culture is attempting to make an epochal turn. In his apartment on the first...
Faced with the discouragement and powerlessness due to injustice, anxiety, dark moments, tight circumstances and the unexpected, Jesus can still shed light on our path. That is how it was for the...
The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even greater...
Some days – more than others – it can appear that the world we live in is a dark and fearsome place, filled with all manner of evil; that men of peace and goodwill are few and far between, grossly...
President Trump and Pope Francis meeting could take place at end of next month. Donald Trump’s administration will be asking the Holy See for a papal audience after high-ranking Catholic Republican...
The Latin language has been dead for hundreds of years, so what are the reasons behind the bond between this ancient language and the Catholic Church? Father Roberto Spataro, secretary of the...
The social media feeds are filled with woeful statuses and comments about the possibility of a nuclear war involving North Korea and the United States. Looks like Russia and China are dangling their...
According to pious tradition, the Rosary was given to Saint Dominic in an apparition of the Virgin Mary in the year 1214. In the 15th century, it was promoted by Alanus de Rupe (St. Alan of the Rock...