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We must all be partakers in Christ’s Resurrection life In my last sermon,** dearly-beloved, not inappropriately, as I think, we explained to you our participation in the cross of Christ, whereby the...
The Lord gives to each one exactly what is needed according to the uniqueness of the person: God's Easter word to us: To Mary Magdalene, who witnessed the horror of the crucifixion and was...
Yes, my son, Christ is risen! I have a close friend, a mother of six adults, who says the definition of wisdom is having a lot to say — and not saying it. I am always breaking this rule, which I...
Who am I? There are many ways of answering this question. We are partially forged by our DNA, which directly impacts our biological makeup, like an identity card that grants us membership to society...
Pope Francis on Friday, April 6, released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for April which is “For those who have responsibility in economic matters”. In his prayer intention for...
Last summer I had the privilege of speaking at all of the family fests at The Apostolate for Family Consecration (AFC) in Bloomingdale, Ohio. For me and my family, it was experiencing a renaissance...
“We are celebrating the feast of the Cross, whereby darkness was dispelled and the light restored.” – St. Andrew of Crete Mark 15:40-47: There were some women watching from a distance. Among them...
The story of the Christian family includes tales of how its Eastern and Western branches separated, grew apart, attempted reconciliation, hurt each other and now are trying to work together for the...
Pope Francis received Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia in the Vatican on Thursday, April 5, before meeting with the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, and with Aram I, the...
In what he himself called an “Armenian Day”, Pope Francis inaugurated, shortly after noon, a bronze statue in the Vatican Gardens depicting Armenian culture’s hero, Saint Gregory of Narek, after...
Pope Bergoglio has cited Hell many times, which is not a place but a state in which one chooses to be by rejecting the love of God. In the first five years of his pontificate, Pope Francis spoke...
Inasmuch as it is an excessive exultation of human achievements and capabilities, triumphalism can only ever be an impediment to the Church’s mission. Any deviation from the path of humility...
Four members of a Christian family were killed by gunfire in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday in an attack for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility. The April 2 attack by men on...
The Chinese government will insist on control over the Catholic Church and all other religious bodies, a spokesman has announced. “China’s constitution is clear,” said Chen Zongrong, an official for...
On Thursday, 5 April, in the Vatican Gardens, the Pope will unveil a bronze statue of Saint Gregory of Narek, who is a hero in the Armenian culture, a doctor of the Church, a bridge between East and...
By entering the Catholic Church, catechumens and candidates are joining the history of God’s plan to redeem the world from sin, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron said as the Rite of Christian...
The Lord died and arose from the dead to a new life of an absolutely Godlike character. It was that life that was suddenly and mysteriously illuminated for a moment on Mount Tabor. When He was on His...
China has made real efforts toward establishing relations with the Vatican, a Chinese official said on Tuesday, April 3, as expectations grow for a landmark accord between the Holy See and Beijing on...
In the Masses of Easter week, the Gospels recount the various apparitions of the risen Jesus; the first, and one of the most moving, is that to Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18). In this episode Mary...
In his Easter message, Pope Francis also appeals for the Holy Land, Yemen, South Sudan, Ukraine, Venezuela and the talks in Korea. The memory of persecuted Christians and children who have been...