World

In the US, the little girl who, perhaps without knowing it, prefers Bergoglio to Susanita Story of a little African American girl who gives up her six-year birthday gifts just to celebrate with...
Many of the Chaldean communities of the diaspora, spread in Western Countries, are asking the Patriarchate to urgently send priests for pastoral care. But the Chaldean Patriarchate cannot send...
With the 100th anniversary of Fatima, many people have heard about the “Miracle of the Sun” in the October 1917 apparition. But few realize that St. Joseph appeared in that vision. Servant of God...
In his final greetings at the Wednesday General Audience on March 15, in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis addressed words of encouragement the Focolare Movement “New Families,” which in the past days...
In an interview with Vatican Radio, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the closest aide to emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, says that although the retired pontiff will turn 90 next month, his health is basically...
On the eve of the one-year anniversary of then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s declaration that ISIS is guilty of genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, a...
On March 17 each year, the Irish and would-be Irish around the world celebrate the figure of St. Patrick. Remarkably few, however, choose to explore beyond the caricature of a bearded, shamrock-...
Though he lived over fifteen centuries ago, Patrick has a lesson to teach our world today. It’s terribly unfortunate when Catholic feast days and holydays become secularized and disconnected from any...
“Lower down on the shield there is a star and spikenard flower. The star, according to ancient armorial tradition, symbolizes the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ and the Church; while the spikenard...
The Gospel from the Third Sunday of Lent (Year A) is the story of the encounter of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. The Elect (those preparing for Baptism at the Easter Vigil) will undergo...
A new and important step in the ecumenical path was taken last Monday, March 13, in Saint Peter’s Basilica. Anglican Bishop David Moxon, Director of the Anglican Center of Rome, led the prayer while...
The Vatican's Permanent Observer to the United Nations has urged the international community to protect and reaffirm woman's dignity in the workplace. Archbishop Bernadito Auza's statement was...
When he can, the Pope kneels in the confessional and administers the sacrament: “The love of God precedes us. He sees beyond appearances, beyond sin, beyond failure and indignity”. In the afternoon...
A giant 55-foot statue of Our Lady of Loreto is in the works in the coastal city of Primošten, Croatia, which will be known as one of the largest Marian sites in the world when it is completed. “This...
“Live well, Love much, Laugh often” are the three principles that I have found posted on the wall of the house of a friend in New York. I want to share them with you, though they are hard to attain...
On this Third Sunday of Lent, as later in the Fourth and Fifth Sunday, the Liturgy, instead of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, offers us three texts taken from the Gospel of St. John. They...
Pope Francis intends to visit Lebanon, the Pontiff told President Michel Aoun when the pair met Thursday, March 16, as part of Aoun’s two-day Vatican visit. “Popes [have] always supported Lebanon,...
St. Patrick's Confession is full of interesting information about his family, his youth, and a near-apostolate-destroying scandal that turned his fellow bishops against him. I can hear the howls of...
Lent is here! For many, panic ensues on what one should be giving up for Lent. Chocolates? Facebook? Alcohol? Frequently, I have come up with my fast the day of Ash Wednesday as I am walking up to...
“A Doctorate Honoris Causa in Medicine Goes to Pope Francis,” announced today Aurelio Tommasetti, Rector of the University of Salerno and Mario Capunzo, Director of the Department of Medicine,...