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The Pope in Mirandola: these are “places of historical memory and are crucial areas of social and ecclesial life.” “Raise your children with the same courage you had during those hard times.” “Thank...
The logo for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Egypt, which takes place 28-29 April, has been released by the Egyptian Catholic Church. The three main elements present in the logo are Egypt, Pope...
The Pope in the area affected by the earthquake of 2012. Two of the central moments of the visit: the Mass in the square in Carpi and the meeting with the population affected by the earthquake. His...
Be not troubled about those who are with you or against you, but take care that God be with you in everything you do. Keep your conscience clear and God will protect you, for the malice of man cannot...
Our Blessed Mother had the profoundest influence on the spiritual life of St. John Paul II. Intense devotion to her was always a characteristic trait of Polish mysticism, and so it was for him. Karol...
A group of Catholic women has launched an innovative website offering regular theological reflections on the readings of the day by leading female scholars and others engaged in many different...
Archbishop Rino Fisichella has celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica to mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of Mother Angelica, saying the nun changed the face of the New Evangelization...
Sister Viera tells about her volunteer work in the jails, one of many “peripheries” where Women Religious are giving their all. Eighty Women Religious from several congregations at their annually...
Following is a homily by Fr. René J. Butleron the Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 2, 2017, Year A: Resurrection of Lazarus We are faced today with such an embarrassment of riches in the readings, one...
Each Lent I look forward to participating in the Way of the Cross at one particular parish in our diocese which also celebrates a half hour of Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction. This parish uses...
Audience with the participants of the three-day conference of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences on the German reformer, “Enough with the distorted vision that we have for one another’ “...
On the occasion of the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s 90th birthday (April 16, 2017), the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation is publishing the book Cooperatores Veritatis, which brings...
People in the former Soviet republic of Belarus have a great devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, and so does the archbishop who leads them. Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk, Belarus, who served...
In the Iraqi Christian town of Qaraqosh, time stands still. The ISIS group was expelled in October 2016, but life has not returned to its once-vibrant and wealthy neighborhoods. It has a ghostly air...
Fifth Sunday of Lent – Year A – April 2, 2017 Roman Rite Ex 37: 12-14; Ps 130; Rm 8.8 to 11; Jn 11, 1-45 Sunday of Lazarus 1) Eternal Love gives eternal life: Christ wants to open our eyes to the...
Five months on from the joint commemoration of the Reformation by Pope Francis and Lutheran leaders, the President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) says he believes the ecumenical energy of...
Our Lady of Fatima has held a special place in the hearts of the last three popes who in different ways have shown their attention and devotion to the Portuguese apparitions. Yet no pope’s connection...
Cardinal Nichols is due to travel to Rome with four imams next week for an audience with the Pope. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 5, when, after an audience with the Holy...
It’s said that the first person to make the Stations of the Cross was the Blessed Virgin Mary. After her Son ascended into Heaven, everyday she walked the route from the place where Pontius Pilate...
Pope Francis has written a letter to the organisers of next year’s World Meeting of Families, who presented the event at the Vatican press office on Thursday morning. The Meeting is scheduled to take...