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Acts 2:1-11; I Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13; Jn 20:19-23 The Spirit of God is the melody that energizes the Church: In the last years of his life, the great cellist and conductor Pablo Casals suffered greatly...
On Saturday, June 3, Pope Francis welcomed to the Vatican a number of young children from the towns Norcia, Cascia, Accumoli, Amatrice, Arquata del Tronto, and Acquasanta – communities that were...
For the Islamic Month of Ramadan and the feast of ‘Id al–Fitr, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) has published a message to Muslims titled, “Christians and Muslims: Caring for...
One of the pope’s closest allies says it would be a “slap in the face” for Francis if President Trump pulls the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord so soon after the two leaders met at the Vatican...
Pope Francis has released his video message accompanying his monthly prayer intention for June. This month’s intention is for the elimination of the arms trade. The text of the video message reads: "...
Catholic leaders, including the U.S. bishops' conference and Catholic Relief Services, have issued statements criticizing President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate...
Has it ever struck you as strange that the disciples were gathered “when the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,” i.e., on a Christian feast,? There couldn’t have been any Christian feasts yet, so soon...
The United States has an obligation to honor the Paris climate agreement to protect “our people and our planet” and “mitigate the worst impacts of climate change,” said the chairman of the U.S....
The day before President Trump met with Pope Francis, Cardinal Peter Turkson juxtaposed the president’s speech in Saudi Arabia with what the Pope said in Egypt. Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Pope...
It was 35 years ago this coming week that a pope and a president met together at the Vatican—and went on to change the world. It was Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan. They met one-on-one at the...
Pope Francis on Tuesday, May 30, received a new electric car, a sign of a partnership between European car maker Opel and the Vatican, to help the microstate become the world’s first “CO free”...
The Magnificat is a history lesson, a song of praise, and a prophetic message. Marge Fenelon The Visitation is one of the most significant events in our Catholic faith tradition. Mary, newly pregnant...
Here are six reasons why all people should have a relationship with Virgin Mary : See John Paul II’s reflections on this in Gift and Mystery. 1) Catholics don’t worship Mary To put Protestants at...
After a major suicide bomb,on Wednesday, May 31, tore through a busy neighborhood in Kabul, killing at least 80 people, Pope Francis condemned the “brutal” act, offering his prayers for the victims...
In the New Testament, the Holy Spirit is specifically mentioned as coming in the form of a dove. This occurs during Jesus’ baptism where it is written, “the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily...
Radio Maria, the radio for persecuted Christians, has started broadcasting in Arabic. At a meeting with the members of Radio Maria, Pope Francis came true the dream of streaming retransmissions in...
Following is a reflection on preparing young people for the Sacrament of Confirmation: In the high school chapel, young people are meditating. A song rises spontaneously. Then silence. A song springs...
Walking together on the way’ is the title of a new document to be published by the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, whose members met this month in Erfurt, Germany. Despite some “...
A week after Islamist militants kidnapped some 240 Catholics in the Philippines, a video has surfaced online showing one of the hostages, Father Chito Suganob, calling for the government to halt its...
The Vatican has postponed a trip by Pope Francis to war-torn South Sudan planned for later this year, which the pontiff had hoped to undertake together with Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin...