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Every August, for the feast of the Madonna of the Sea, Italian priest Father Mario Calogiuri takes to the beach of San Foca to bless swimmers and seafarers "between the deckchairs and umbrellas" in a...
Pope Francis, on Sunday, August 6, focused his Angelus reflection on the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, which is celebrated each year on 6 August. “The event of the Transfiguration of the...
The German Bishops Conference has welcomed the fact that its target of 40 per cent of women in posts as directors of pastoral work has been achieved. Anne-Bénédicte Hoffner Fifteen years ago, Daniela...
Just eleven miles east of Rome lies the site of excavations of another ancient city, one which thrived in the last few centuries before Christ, but, overshadowed by Rome, eventually died out — though...
The Vatican has issued an urgent appeal to Venezuela’s leaders to suspend the new Constituent Assembly which, it says, is threatening the future of the South American nation. The strongly worded...
The Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus at the summit of Mt. Tabor, remembered each year on August 6, is one of the pivotal events of the Lord’s public ministry. The veil of the carpenter’s humanity...
A verse in the epistle to the Hebrews asserts that faith is “the substance of things hoped for – the evidence of things not seen.” The resurrection of Jesus Christ is an event forever hoped for, but...
The first Catholic churches in California were at the Spanish missions, built by Franciscan friars. Many of these historic churches still exist today. The California Gold Rush of the mid-19th...
The Vatican Secretary of State's visit to Russia later this month comes at a crucial juncture for the country, and is packed with both political and religious significance. He is expected to meet...
Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, August 6, 2017 What a grace for Peter and James and John to see Jesus transfigured. They got a preview of the glory of Jesus risen from the...
In a speech on Saturday to a gathering of world popular movements, Pope Francis hit out forcefully at the world economic system. What is the greatest threat to the world today? What is the greatest...
Let’s look at how the Bible describes love, and then we will see a few ways in which God is the essence of love. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud....
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in the heart of the archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City, in southern Vietnam, will undergo a vast renovation in the next three years. According to...
Years after Maria's death, when her assailant Alessandro was still in prison, she appeared to him in a dream, and forgave him once more. From that day forward, Alessandro experienced a conversion,...
Indonesia hosts an event with many interreligious meanings: Christians support the government in the struggle against Islamic radicalism. Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, governor of Yogyakarta, playing the...
A choir of children from Haiti led by world-renown opera singer Andrea Bocelli sang for Pope Francis after his weekly general audience on Wednesday. The choir, called “Voices of Haiti,” is made up of...
Who is God? What is God? How can we know God? Who is God? - The Fact The fact of God’s existence is so conspicuous, both through creation and through man’s conscience, that the Bible calls the...
Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has released a message for World Tourism Day 2017, which will be held on 27 September. The message...
Pope Francis met briefly with the managers and players of the German “Borussia Mönchengladbach” soccer team on Wednesday, August 8, inviting them to be “athletes for peace”. The Holy Father met with...
Saint Maria was a deeply pious child. She couldn't read or write, but she learned her Catechism and received her First Communion just one year before she died. She attended Mass as often as she could...