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In the interview with Die Zeit Francis confirmed his unwillingness to change the discipline of celibacy for the Latin Church but opens to discussion on the “viri probati “ In his first interview with...
In a new interview with a German newspaper, Pope Francis addresses the issue of married priests, saying simply making celibacy optional is 'not a solution' but signaling openness to the idea of...
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič spoke to a high-level side event on Tuesday, March 7, at the UN titled, “Mutual Respect and Peaceful Coexistence as a Condition of Interreligious Peace and Stability:...
In an interview with German journal Die Zeit on March 9, 2017, Pope Francis voiced the possibility of visiting Egypt in the coming year. He also disclosed his plans for international travel, stating...
We were told recently at a retreat that if only one piece of Scripture survived in a post-apocalyptic world, the parable of the Prodigal Son would suffice for the propagation of the Gospel. The three...
One archaeologist was quoted as saying that ISIS' act of “destruction has actually led us to a fantastic find.” A find that shows the Bible to be correct once again. The Bible once again shown to be...
Those disappointed by materialism, consumerism and communist ideology seek new spiritual sources. In various Chinese parishes courses for catechumens are organized, but also studies and Bible reading...
The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was executed by the Islamic State group in Syria in 2012, has traveled to Rome to thank Pope Francis for the sympathy and support he gave her family...
Barbara Jatta, the newest director of the Vatican museums, and the first woman to hold the position, said that working with art was a natural path for her to follow – and she can’t imagine a better...
“The Bread and the Body, the Wine and the Blood” was the focus of morning meditation during course of spiritual exercises for Pope and Roman Curia. What is our relation with food? Around the supper,...
The Christian woman continues to pray and hope from a Pakistani prison cell, pending a full hearing before the Supreme Court. New appeal to support legal costs. “Lord, have mercy on me” is Asia Bibi’...
The idea of an All-Perfect Being lying involves a logical contradiction, just like the idea of a square circle. Scripture repeatedly affirms the truthfulness of God. As early as the book of Numbers,...
Acting on Pope Francis's insistence on boosting the role of women in the Vatican, Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, has created a new "consultation...
Going to church or wearing religious clothes like a cross around your neck make you more popular. It also makes you seem trustworthy, according to a leading academic. Eleanor Power, evolutionary...
This month’s Word of Life invites us to be reconciled with God. Every moment of the day can become an opportunity for doing just that and helping others to rediscover a relationship with Him. The...
A year after Father Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted by suspected Islamic militants in Yemen, Catholics in his home state of Kerala are still praying for his release. "The torture he suffers will...
The Gospel this weekend was a continuation of the great “Sermon on the Mount.” Jesus says, “You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the world.” It’s true, we are called to make the world...
Putting aside that the numbering is not exact, we generally talk about Lent being forty days. Like me, you have probably wondered “why forty?” What’s so special about forty? The obvious answer is...
After an anti-clerical childhood and adolescence, filled with hatred for the Church, Fr. Juan José Martínez says he discovered “that God exists and wants me as his priest.” “Sunday mornings I would...
Every Lent people want to acquire a deeper prayer life. For many, this includes the desire to pray the rosary daily. Now that we are several days into Lent, how is that Lenten resolution going? Have...