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Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, has sent a letter in the name of Pope Francis to the Tenth Forum for the Future of Agriculture taking place in Brussels. In the letter addressed...
Vietnam’s Catholic community is not growing. Young people and their testimony can help evangelise society. Youth need to interact with one another and share their experiences. Moving to the city...
On Lenten Sundays, Catholics might wonder why the Gospel readings are so long. They are long because they are intended to be a biblical course on baptism, preparing for which is the purpose of Lent....
In all things consider the end; how you shall stand before the strict Judge from Whom nothing is hidden and Who will pronounce judgment in all justice, accepting neither bribes nor excuses. And you,...
The Vatican confirmed that a second miracle for Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto, the little shepherd-seers of Fatima who died during the Spanish Flu Pandemic, has now been approved. It seems...
In the framework of Easter celebrations, the families of the Arab Good Shepherd Church in Yonkers City, New York, make and sell Easter sweets every year under the supervision of parish priest Fares...
Pope Francis has written to the United Nations to encourage this week’s talks at the global organization on crafting a new worldwide treaty to ban nuclear weapons, saying in a letter it is time for...
The Pope in Santa Marta: faith is continuing your journey in life, as it is, with joy and without complaining. “Sloth is a sin that paralyzes us and stops us from walking”. Get on with things, live...
After 60 years of service to the needy, standing by the poorest people of Afghanistan, the Little Sisters of Jesus were forced to leave the country in February 2107 due to a lack of vocations. “The...
O God of all the nations, the One God who is and was and always will be, in your providence you willed that your Church be united to the suffering of your Son. Look with mercy on your servants who...
Whenever I am offering spiritual direction, and the directee laments about a situation, wondering why God has not answered their prayer... I always ask, “How are you praying?” Nine times out of ten...
Visiting Milan, the center of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister to them. He had lunch at the city's historic San Vittore prison, where...
During the convention of the Bishop Friends of the Focolare (Castel Gandolfo 7-10 March) on the theme of “Jesus Forsaken as the key to the culture of encounter,” Archbishop Giorgio Lingua recounted...
After the attack in Westminster, Hazrat Mirza Masroor, spiritual leader of the Ahmadi Muslims rejects the violent interpretation of jihad and reintroduces the “dialogue of life” with the other...
These days I find I’m more alert to the grief and sorrow around me than I once was. In part it’s a product of my age, of youth giving way. I’m guessing my situation is not that different from many of...
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has spoken powerfully of how Christ's victory on the Cross overcame evil. He called for a memorial for those killed in the London terror attack, in...
Ignatian retreats appear to cause “significant changes” in the brain, according to scientists in the United States. Researchers at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson...
When Michael Bublé and his actress wife Luisana Lopilato announced on Facebook last November that their 3-year-old son Noah had been diagnosed with liver cancer, we could only imagine the pain the...
A Nigerian cardinal insisted that dialogue with Islam can be productive, in a speech to a Notre Dame conference on African theology. “I’ve spent 40 years having dialogue with Muslims and I believe it...
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 annualy...