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It is a time of conversion and freedom from our selves mostly. Let us allow ourselves to be guided by a few thoughts from the once bishop of Aachen, Germany, Klaus Hemmerle (1929 – 1994)....
With the blessing of Pope Francis’s right-hand man, women are once again gathering at the heart of the Vatican on March 8 to discuss the role of women in the Church, specifically highlighting their...
We live in an indoctrinated age of novelty and dissatisfaction. We are always looking ahead to what is new and then find ourselves achingly tired with it only moments after its arrival. With this...
"Seek first the Kingdom of God" is the title of the Lenten seminar organized recently by the Diocesan Catechetical Centre in Karachi at Saint Patrick College. As Fides learns, the event, organized by...
Pope’s Lenten retreat in Ariccia: Six days of reflections and meditations. From today to Friday, all audiences are suspended. Francesco in a tweet: “Pray for me and my collaborators” “Please pray for...
Pope Francis on Sunday, March 5, called on Christians to consult the Bible with the same frequency as they might consult their cellphones for messages. Speaking to the crowds gathered in St. Peter'...
Getting to live in space is a challenge and an honor only a very few people will ever enjoy (at least in our generation). Astronaut Mike Hopkins is one of those selected few. He spent six months on...
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA are a growing cause of concern in healthcare. Infections are easily spread in crowded conditions, including hospitals, and so-called “superbugs” have...
At the Angelus Pope Francis told faithful to overcome evil with the Holy Scriptures and warned them against “the devil’s poisonous darts” “Lent is a journey of conversion and a fight against evil,”...
The Pope in Santa Marta speaks of penance: no to “bribes of vanity, to show ourselves off”; “Let us think of someone who, after a 200 euro dinner, sees someone hungry and walks away”. On the first...
The first Sunday of Lent recalls the temptations of Jesus, and thereby creates a time of evaluation for all Christians: Where have my own religious convictions been blurred or compromised by dark...
The President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue returning from Al-Azhar: dialogue is the best antidote to relativism and represents the best alternative to war. A Gift to humanity...
When Nick Guarisco landed at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Ash Wednesday morning, March 1, he planned to catch a late afternoon Mass in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to get his ashes,...
In a new pastoral letter, the archbishop of Los Angeles says it is ‘urgent’ for every Christian to embrace the ‘adventure’ of holiness in the face of a de-Christianizing culture. God made men and...
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, on Wednesday, March 1, reaffirmed that life is sacred from...
Is fasting really necessary during Lent? Short answer: yes. It is a pillar of spiritual practice as well as an important spiritual and physical preparation for Easter. Catholic experts and religious...
'May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover the gift of God’s word, be purified of the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ, [Who is] present in our...
Catholic and Orthodox leaders in a joint statement urged Europeans to remember their Christian roots, and to return to them during this time of “widespread concern for (the) future” of Europe. “......
Rescuing the world’s most precious antiquities from destruction is a painstaking project—and a Benedictine monk may seem like an unlikely person to lead the charge. But Father Columba Stewart is...
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for March 2017 is Support for Persecuted Christians: That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church. The Apostleship...