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In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus knew perfectly just what it was for which He was to pay the penalty of death. He was to pay the penalty for sin — for all the sins of mankind, from the first to the...
Francis with 300 young people from all over the world, “We live in a culture that idolizes youth”, “the unemployed are depressed and commit suicide or enlist in ISIS”. Then he invites us to take...
For many communities in Burkina Faso, radio broadcasts are often the only effective way to proclaim the Gospel. In a country where oral culture is still very strong and most people are illiterate,...
Interview with Alexander Avdeev, diplomatic representative to the Holy See: relations between the Churches and shared initiatives. Looking at the upcoming elections due on 18 March and the Kremlin’s...
Pope Francis chose three words from the biblical texts proclaimed during Saturday’s liturgy and expanded on them in his homily. These words are: prayer, littleness, and wisdom. Prayer The Gospel text...
In present times, we often associate the religious dimension of our lives with “values,” both ethical and aesthetic. This passage from the Gospel helps us question the value we attribute to the Cross...
This is the third and final “Scrutiny” that the Church proposes for catechumens and candidates. In the first “Scrutiny”— focusing on the Woman at the Well — Jesus tells us of his thirst for mankind....
Thousands of parishioners and pupils have joined a campaign to provide renewable energy to people without access to electricity. More than 30,000 people have written to the World Bank as part of...
Chinese artists have built an elaborate church made from snow on a ski slope in Norway as part of a cultural exchange aimed at attracting more tourists from the world’s most populous nation to the...
The “Our Father” is the prayer for the children of God, Pope Francis reminds, noting: “It’s the best way to prepare ourselves to receive Jesus in Communion.” The General Audience was held in St....
“A miracle,” said Asia Bibi — the woman sentenced to death for blasphemy — to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), commenting on the decision of the Multan prison, in Pakistan, where she is held at...
The Pope has visited five Asian countries and pushed strongly for a deal with Beijing on the appointment of bishops. When Pope Francis sent his August 2014 telegram to greet Chinese President Xi...
Chiara Lubich passed away on 14 March, 2008, at the Focolare headquarters at Rocca di Papa, near Rome, following a long illness. Wednesday, March 14, marked the 10 anniversary of the death of Chiara...
Released on the 5th anniversary of his Pontificate, a new film titled, “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word” opens a unique window onto the Holy Father’s ideas and his encounters with people from all...
In a personal letter reportedly sent to the head of the Secretariat for Communication, Benedict XVI said that he sees continuity between himself and his successor, Pope Francis. The letter, according...
In an interview with Vatican News published March 13, 2018, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, reflected on the five years of the Pontificate of Pope Francis, “I would like to say...
A series of books titled, “La Teologia di Papa Francesco” (The Theology of Pope Francis) have been published by the Vatican’s publishing house. Following is the abstract of the books: Abstract...
On the fifth anniversary of his pontificate, it is obvious that Pope Francis has made his mark on the life of the Church, and will continue to. In fact, in the upcoming months, there could be a new...
Following is Nancy Ward’s interview with Julie Davis, author of ‘Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life’ : “Down in my bones, my deepest need is to know Jesus better.” Thus Julie Davis opens her second book...
The Church 'proclaims Jesus as the only Savior of the whole human person and of all humanity,' reads Placuit Deo, a letter released by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). As the...