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It has been reported that Sister Lucia of Fatima wrote a letter to Cardinal Caffarra predicting that “the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family.”...
PRAY: "If only my people would hear me, and Israel walk in my ways, I would feed them with the best of wheat, and with honey from the rock I would fill them." (Psalm 81:17) READING: Mark 12:28-34 28...
In a message, the Pope said he invoked 'divine strength and peace' upon families who were grieving. Pope Francis has said he is “deeply saddened” by the attack in Westminster yesterday, Wednesday,...
Interview with Cardinal Parolin on the eve of the Treaties of Rome’s celebration: “Do not expect Christians to say what to do, but to show through their lives the way to follow. “The rise of populism...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster has expressed his shock following the terror attack which took place near the British House of Parliament on Wednesday leaving four people dead and...
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s day “begins with Mass every day at the same time,” said his personal secretary, Monsignor Georg Gänswein. He described, in German, the Pope Emeritus’ “rhythm of life” on...
The right to clean water is a basic and pressing need for all people of the planet because without water “there is no life,” said the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations. Addressing a...
Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 26, 2017, Year A What did the man born blind do once he could see? He went back. Where? We don’t know. Why? Well, where else? John tells us nothing about...
On 21 March 2017, the Holy Father’s Message to young people has been published. The Message is in preparation for the 32nd World Youth Day in 2017 which will be celebrated at the diocesan level on...
Saint Joseph, a "good and upright man," heard God’s wishes by listening to his dreams. Common advice would have told him to divorce Mary, as he planned to do, but he was willing to do what was...
“I give a warm welcome to the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, particularly those from Egypt, the Holy Land, and the Middle East!”, said Pope Francis during the General Audience of March 22, 2017. This...
Pope Francis received the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, in a private audience at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Monday, March 20. President Kagame and his entourage...
On the 4th Sunday of Lent, we read in John’s Gospel about Christ healing a man blind from birth. We identify with the man who came to see and believe in Jesus as the Son of God. The Lord has anointed...
This is the committing title of a conference to be held on March 24-26 at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, promoted by the Centre for Dialogue with people of the Focolare that have no religious affiliation....
The Catholic convert who founded the Society of the Atonement, Father Paul Wattson, S.A., could be one step closer to recognition as a saint. “Father Paul started a small week of prayer on the top of...
“The Word of God is a light for our path. We must assimilate it in faith and prayer and put it into practice. This is how moral conscience is formed.” (CCC 1802) Jesus said, “Forgive them, Father!...
The Pope in Santa Marta: the putative father of Jesus is the guardian of men’ weaknesses of the “dream of God”. To the Mass participated the families of the Erasmus girls victims of the bus massacre...
Two travel days, on 12 and 13 May, for the centenary of the apparitions. Meetings with the president and prime minister, prayers in the Shrine and Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. The...
In Rome this week Crux is covering an African conference at the Vatican. Africa is a continent where anti-Christian persecution is an ongoing issue, and Christian/Muslim relations are constantly...
Do we realize that God is doing us a great favor, with eternal ramifications, when he puts needy people in our lives? You don’t need coffee to wake up when there’s a rousing homily at morning Mass....