Communion and testimony

In the wake of the invitation made by Pope Francis to engaged couples worldwide to come to the Vatican marking Valentine’s Day, a number of Jordanian engaged couples welcomed the invitation. Some of...
Reflection by Fr. Labib Kobti, San Francisco Sin became in the life of many people a habit. Their conscience has lost its discernment. It does not know any more what is wrong and what is right. They...
St. Conrad of Piacenza (1290-1350), a friar and hermit celebrated for his piety and miraculous cures at Noto in Sicily. Conrad was born into a noble family in northern Italy. He married the daughter...
Pope Francis to 30,000 fiancés: "The house of love is not built on the shifting sands of emotions, but on the rock of true love, the love that comes from God." “Marriage is an everyday duty, even a...
By Imam Yahya Hendi, President of Clergy Beyond Borders For more than 2,000 years, Christians have lived all over the Middle East and have been an integral part of it. These Christian communities...
In the framework of activities of the World Week of Harmony Among Religions, the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies held a seminar on "Family Education and Harmony Among Religions.” The seminar...
According to a local bishop, numerous conversions of Muslims to Christianity occur every year in Lebanon but the true number is unknown because of the risk of social stigma and persecution. “Most of...
The following prayer was said during Blessed Pope John Paul II's August 15, 2004 visit to Lourdes, France.The Pope asked Our Lady of Lourdes, among other things, to "be our guide along the paths of...
Saturday February 8 marks the feast day of Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave girl who became a religious sister in Italy and was declared a saint in the year 2000. Her dramatic tale of kidnapping...
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Rai reconfirmed the Church constants, saying that the Church cannot have a bystander position from what threatens Lebanon. "What saves the Lebanese...
King of Bahrain Hamad Ibn Isa Al Khalifa has received at Sakhir Palace Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Petar Rajic who handed him a message from Pope Francis on bilateral relations and ways of bolstering...
Following is a press release from the Society of St. Yves after the decision of the Supreme Court of Israel to further postpone the validation of the construction of the separation wall in the...
US media outlets have reported a dramatic accident that revolved around a two-car crash on a side road extending from the highway leading to the state of Missouri, which led to the retention of a car...
The saint of the day for February 5 is St. Agatha, patron saint against breast cancer. Agatha was born in Sicily, the daughter of rich and pious parents. At a young age, she consecrated herself to...
The year 2014 is going to leave an indelible imprint and a milestone in the annals of Sacred Heart Church, the leading Catholic Church in Bahrain. This church celebrates this year its diamond jubilee...
Today, with Christians divided into many denominations, we run the risk of simply stopping at a peaceful coexistence. How could we possibly go beyond this? At Taizé we are surprised to see that...
The Almoner of His Holiness, Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, has celebrated Mass on in memory of Modesta Valenti, an elderly homeless woman who died in 1983 when, after taking ill in Rome's Termini...
L'Osservatore Romano The call of Pope Francis to take the Gospel to the streets also includes the digital ones. The first message of Pope Francis for World Communications Day is consistent with the...
(The writer of this report and his family drove 560km in order to join the march, carrying a placard that read: “The Catholic Center for Studies and Media is pro- life and rejects abortion” written...
In 1981, Kathy DiFiore reached a defining moment in her life. The NYU graduate with an MBA and a successful career as a Wall Street executive was feeling spiritually unfulfilled. Raised in a...