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Holy Week this year begins with observances all across Europe, including Italy, France and Germany, designed to preserve the witness of contemporary Christian martyrs and to express solidarity with...
“The Holy See has always emphasized that the quality of water available to the poor is a particularly serious problem,” according to Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to...
Reflecting on the Liturgy of Palm Sunday, on March 25, Pope Francis contrasted the joy of the people who celebrated Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with the cries of those who want to silence him. Pope...
O Holy Spirit, teach me the value of suffering, so that I may esteem it and love it as a means of sanctification. We must be thoroughly convinced that if the Holy Spirit works in our souls to...
Perhaps the most under-appreciated feast of the general Calendar is the Solemn Feast of the Annunciation. Truly worthy of the title “First Class Feast,” for centuries it marked the first day of the...
The Pope on Palm Sunday, “How hard it is for the comfortable and the self-righteous to understand mercy. No more hatred”. No to those who try to “twist reality and invent stories for their own...
The Secretary for Relations with States said so at the Gregorian University during a conference on the “Impact, Interaction and Inculturation” of Christianity in the Chinese Society. The Catholic...
A Holy Gospel reflection for Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion This Palm Sunday, would you join in a simple yet revealing spiritual exercise? It involves plunging whole-heartedly into the Gospel and...
Blessed are You, my Lord Jesus Christ. You foretold Your death and, at the Last Supper, You marvelously consecrated bread which became your precious body. And then,You gave it to your Apostles out of...
“Now I am beginning to be a disciple. Come fire and cross and grapplings with wild beasts, cuttings and manglings, wrenching of bones, hacking of limbs, crushing of my whole body, come cruel tortures...
Pope Francis has reaffirmed that it is the episcopal conferences’ responsibility to authorize the ways of receiving communion. Cardinal Sarah criticized today’s widespread practice denouncing is as a...
March 22 is World Water Day. “Nature for Water” is the theme for the 2018 celebration. Pope Francis and the Holy See have often contributed to this theme. Pope Francis has already made it clear that...
“I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.” – [Saint] Teresa of Calcutta Mark 14:12-25: On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the...
Thomas Leoncini interviews Pope Francis in a book that has been released on an international level. Its release coincides with the Palm Sunday celebration of World Youth Day. "God Is Young" contains...
25-26 August in Dublin. At the general audience in St. Peter's Square Francis wished a “Happy Spring” and explained: even Christian life “blooms”, but the roots must be “watered” The Pope will...
Pope Francis' new book Dio è giovane (God is Young) is a conversation with Thomas Leoncini. Dio è giovane (God is Young) is the title of the new book-long interview with Pope Francis that has been...
“By his words and actions Christ has showed himself to be true God and Lord of the universe…” – St. Anastasius of Antioch Mark 14:1-11: It was two days before the Passover and the feast of Unleavened...
Passion Sunday — The Sunday before Easter, Palm Sunday, is observed by virtually all Christians. But for the Roman Catholic Church it is also Passion Sunday during which all stand for readings and...
The Pope in Santa Marta, “In bad and sad moments”, perhaps “poisoned by having talked against God”, we shall “ look at “the wounds” of Christ for by those wounds we have been healed” “When we have a...
Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al Othaimeen met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican today, Friday, March 16, 2018. During the meeting,...