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In a new interview, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin shares his views on China, Europe, Venezuela, and Russia to where he will make an historic visit at the end of August. It’s...
The Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has issued a statement following news of the death of Charlie Gard, the...
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of mercy, pray for me. God’s mercy is the only hope for mankind. I know we are called to...
As Callista Gingrich is ushered in as the new ambassador to the Vatican, an overview of the importance of the role and the experience of her predecessors illustrates the challenges and opportunities...
An original project by a couple in Southern Italy plants a seed of communion for many, even as far as away as up north in Trent. “Small is beautiful,” you might say. Gennaro e Lucia Piccolo-aIt began...
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of chastity, you guarded your virginity with such fervor. Even at the age of 11, you knew...
At the entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, above the Sancta Porta opened by the Pope on jubilee celebrations, a marble inscription, often unnoticed by pilgrims, reads in Greek and Latin: “For...
Roman Rite XVII Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A – July 30, 2017 1King 3.5.7-12; Ps 119; Rm 8, 28-30; Mt 13.44-52 Ambrosian Rite 1Sam 3: 1-20; Ps 62; Ephesians 3: 1-12; Mt 4: 18-22 Sunday VIII after...
“The sheer gratuitousness of the grace of salvation is particularly manifest in infant Baptism.” (CCC 1250) Does the Bible support the baptism of infants? Yes it does, though the evidence is indirect...
On September 27, Pope Francis will launch Caritas Internationalis’ campaign “Share the Journey,” geared to promoting encounter with migrants and refugees, announced L’Osservatore Romano in its...
The archdiocese of Rouen in northern France held a special Mass on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the martyrdom of an elderly parish priest, Fr Jacques Hamel. The 85-year-old was martyred...
With the Motu Proprio “Maiorem hac dilectionem” on the offer of life, Pope Francis has opened the path to beatification for those faithful who, inspired by charity, have heroically offered their life...
When Jesus prayed, in the Gospel of John, for all future Christians he prayed, “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” (John 17:21a) This kind of closeness—this...
The Holy See has confirmed that the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, will travel to Moscow in September. Parolin’s journey to Russia comes in the wake of his visits to Belarus and...
Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the slaying of Father Jacques Hamel in Normandy, France, on July 26, 2016. Today Hamel is a candidate for sainthood, and there are several powerful reasons...
Interview with Il Regno: “Peace is above all national interests”. On Europe, “Indifferent about immigration” and “Nationalism empties Europe of its values”. On Trump: “ time is needed to judge”. On...
We learn as children that praying doesn’t always “work”: we prayed and still failed that math test, we prayed and still were ignored by our crush, we prayed and our sick grandmother never got better...
The French Episcopal Conference disseminated the following official prayer to request Father Jacques Hamel’s intercession: Father Jacques Hamel, Grant us the favor of presenting our prayer to God...
The head of the Lutheran World Federation has called on theologians to remove the obstacles that hinder unity with the Catholic Church. Rev. Dr. Martin Junge made his remarks in a letter...
“Father Hamel sowed peace!” said the Archbishop of Rouen, France, Monsignor Dominique Lebrun, in an interview published in L’Osservatore Romano, July 25, in preparation of the first anniversary of...