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Father Stanley Rother, the Oklahoma-born martyr who served as a priest in Guatemala, will be beatified in Oklahoma City on Sept. 23, 2017. The beatification announcement was made by the Archdiocese...
On the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis’ papacy, we look back on some indelible memorable moments of his remarkable papacy. Here are some of them on his teaching about and ministry to the poor: In...
“No matter what you have done, I love you for your own sake. Come to me with your misery and sins, with your troubles and needs, and with all of your longing to be loved.” “Jesus is God, therefore...
Monday, March 13, marks the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election, and his tenure has been marked by many headline-worthy moments. From calling attention to immigrants in the Mediterranean to...
Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo warns that there is a brief window of opportunity, and that if Christians don't respond to what is happening in the world today, it may be too late to effect change. There is...
Jorge Bergoglio became the 266th Pope on March 13, 2013. His humble and direct style was immediately clear as he uttered his first words as pontiff: “buona sera.” Four years on, his reform of the...
Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square on the Second Sunday of Lent, March 12, 2017. In remarks ahead of the traditional prayer of Marian devotion,...
To understand how Christ’s encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well portrayed in John’s Gospel was remarkable, we should first understand the Samaritan people and why they were so reviled. The...
Angelus, Francis exhorted to hear “the cry of the hidden young victims of violence”. Francis’ appeal to hear the hidden cry of abused children victims of violence. "Christ is not a man of great...
Catholic News Service asked Father Michael Fuller, executive director of the Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to explain the difference...
Look at the (enclosed) photo of “Babylon of the past”. That is when the people, as reported in the Old Testament, wanted to spread their own civilization, without considering the Almighty God. Every...
Make a visit to Chapel Hill in Shandon, Queen of Life Chapel in Orange County, and St. Catherine of Siena Chapel at the Castello di Amorasa in Napa Valley. California has some interesting private...
On October 7, 2016, the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, formally opened the cause of beatification and canonization for Rhoda Wise. The quiet, unassuming housewife had lived in the working-class...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has written to Pope Francis as he prepares to celebrate the fourth anniversary of his election as Bishop...
As they’ve done for each of the last four years, women of all walks of life gathered at the heart of the Vatican this week to remind the world that they’re not just victims of abuse or gender bias in...
The last mass of the Spiritual Exercises in Ariccia was dedicated to Syria’s dramatic situation. Mission of Dal Toso and Zenari in late January. On the last day of his Lenten Spiritual Exercises with...
President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment opens a new historical phase. Citizens, and among them Catholics, are now the real protagonists of democracy. South Korea turns the page. After a long Lent, it...
Despite opposing views on some issues, the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See will still look for common ground on global issues, the interim leader of the embassy said. “There’s an expectation that the...
Pope Francis has been on retreat this week with his collaborators in the Roman Curia. Popes have done so for some 80 years, since Pope Pius XI started the custom of making an annual retreat in common...
The preacher of the Pontifical Household, Fr Raniero Cantalamessa gave the first Lenten sermon on Friday for Pope Francis and other Vatican officials gathered in the town of Ariccia for their annual...