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It has been three weeks since more than 300 teenage school girls were kidnapped from a school in northeastern Nigeria by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, sparking widespread outrage over the...
One week ago, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) and Karol Jozef Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) were recognized as saints of the Catholic Church, and may God be praised for it! No one with the...
So closely associated is the Blessed Virgin with the month of May that many might be led to believe that Mary has had a lock on that month since her son was a boy. It’s a good fit, no question, but...
The number of Catholics in the world and the number of priests, permanent deacons and religious men all increased in 2012, while the number of women in religious orders continued to decline,...
At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House Francis said: “still today there are people who kill and persecute, in the name of God” and “in some countries you can still go to jail for possessing a...
The late pontiff was adored by millions, and his sanctity and holiness have never been in doubt among Catholics. "Santo subito!" ("Sainthood now!") chanted the millions of Catholics mourning at the...
Pope Francis has met with the bishops of Sri Lanka as part of their visit ad Limina Apostolorum. In his address, the Pope encouraged the bishops in their efforts of reconciliation and healing of...
The Holy See has told the United Nations “Nuclear weapons … should have no place in a world community determined to achieve mutual security on a global scale,” calling them “the antithesis of...
The Vatican released a statement on Wednesday, April 30, saying the Council of 8 Cardinals, which met for theree days this week, has completed a first review of the Pontifical Councils. Part of the...
The Council of Cardinals, or C8, that is assisting the Pope with the reform of the Roman Curia and the government of the universal Church, has met with Secretary of the Synod Cardinal Lorenzo...
A “million-woman march” has been organized in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, in protest of Boko Haram’s recent abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls. The abduction occurred at a school in Chibok, a...
Since the announcement of their canonization was made by the Vatican, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are everywhere in pictures. Christians rejoice to have the intercession of two new saints who...
The canonization of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli and of Karol Wojtyła was an unprecedented event of great interest to many people, not only Catholics, and it will certainly go down in history. Never...
“John XXIII and John Paul II cooperated with the Holy Spirit in renewing and updating the Church in keeping with her pristine features, those features which the saints have given her throughout the...
The Catholic Church's two newest saints were "popes of the twentieth century" and "were not afraid to look upon the wounds of Christ," said Pope Francis on Sunday. "They lived through the tragic...
Employment and decent work for all is the best route out of poverty in the world. That’s the conviction behind a two-day meeting taking place here in Rome under the auspices of the Pontifical Justice...
John and John Paul, the two saints who have been canonized by Pope Francis, have something in common: a significant number of people wanted them to be proclaimed saints right after their death. In...
It was the day of the four Successors of Peter. The first to appear on the dais of Saint Peters’ Basilica was the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Dressed in white he passed beneath the banners of the two...
Pope Francis issued a message of thanks on Sunday during his Regina Coeli address, following the canonization Mass of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II. The Pope thanked all of the pilgrims and the...
On Sunday, two popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, have joined the ranks of formally canonized saints of the Catholic church. In doing so, they will bring the number of popes who have been officially...