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In view of the World Missionary Day on 22 October, the Prefect of Propaganda Fide recalls that the proclamation of the Gospel follows the logic of Christ, “of dying in order to live”, otherwise “it...
“Religions, with their spiritual and moral resources, have a specific and ‎unique role to play in building ‎peace,” Pope Francis said on Wednesday, October 17. “They cannot be neutral, much less ‎...
A Catholic priest in the southeast of Nigeria has been rescued from his abductors after they drank Communion wine and fell asleep allowing cleric to escape, according to police. Father Timothy Nwanja...
On Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the next U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. The vote was 70-23. In a July 18 hearing, Gingrich had...
Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land marking the 800th anniversary of their presence as guardians of the holy sites in Palestine. In the letter, published on...
Over 1,000 Catholics walked through London praying the rosary on Sunday, October 15, for the 33rd annual Rosary Crusade of Reparation. It also marked the day after the centenary of the Miracle of the...
The Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Hong Kong has held a Mass to pray for missing underground Bishop James Su Zhimin, who was seized by Chinese authorities 20 years ago. The Mass was also...
It is time for Europe to free itself from the shackles of political correctness, speak the truth, and face the facts about the violent persecution of Christians, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán...
The Pope at FAO: migrants “cannot be stopped by physical, legislative and ideological barriers”. He presented a statue of little Aylan, and criticized Trump on the Paris Agreement. ***** “Certainly,...
The Philippines is among the participating countries in the international “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” campaign scheduled this week to celebrate the month of the Holy Rosary The Catholic...
Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India state to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the Virgin Mary accompanied by the scent of jasmine, the gift of contrition...
Sunday, Oct. 15, is the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A). Mass Readings: Isaiah 25:6-10; Psalm 23:1-6; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 or 22:1-10. Today’s Gospel says God is inviting...
On Sunday, Oct 15, Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that no matter how often we reject him, the Lord will continue to love us and invite us to participate in his...
Fr. Charles Irvin Senior Priest Diocese of Lansing (Click here for today’s readings) For a moment I would like you to imagine yourself at a party, maybe a party that you have been to, or one that you...
Conditions in many parts of the world force women and girls to bear the burden of carrying out everyday chores for their families and communities, keeping many of them from getting even a basic...
Church leaders from the different Eastern Catholic rites have been gathered in Rome this week to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Pontifical Oriental Institute and the Congregation for...
Father Maurizio Pallù, 63, was kidnapped together with four companions in the southern Nigerian city of Benin. The motive for his kidnapping and the identity of the perpetrators remain unknown. On...
Francis visits the Pontifical Oriental Institute and celebrates Mass for its centenary in the nearby basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore: war and hatred challenge the roots of peaceful coexistence...
Pope Francis received the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Rafic Hariri on Friday, October 13, in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. A Communiqué from the Press Office of the Holy See reports that...
Christians today face worse persecution than at any time in history, yet the UN and the international community are largely ignoring them, a new report says. ‘Persecuted and Forgotten?’ by the UK...