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The Ascension of Jesus When they had gathered together they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" He answered them, "It is not for you to know the times or...
Why did Jesus have to ascend into Heaven so that his resurrected body would be hidden from our natural sight? I’ve squirmed with guilt over asking the question. Hadn’t Jesus already done more than...
Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales writes a letter to the bishop of the diocese affected by the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande...
A 28 minute-talk at the audience with US President. The initial tension dissolves in a more relaxed atmosphere towards the end. Bergoglio asks the White House tenant for a commitment to peace At 8:17...
President Donald Trump has appointed Callista Gingrich as US ambassador to the Holy See. Callista Gingrich, the wife of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, is president of the Gingrich...
The Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Mary Help of Christians on May 24. Today, like centuries before, Christians facing persecution, violence and death, have invoked Mary’s protection under...
A newly built church bearing the name of “Divine Mercy” was consecrated on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in N'Djamena by Bishop Andrzej Jeż , a bishop of the diocese of Tarnó w, Poland. A sign of hope in...
A deadly terror attack at a concert venue in Manchester, England, where singer Ariana Grande had been performing for a crowd of mostly teenagers. At least 22 people are dead, while 59 others have...
On Wednesday, May 24,, the US president will land in Rome from Israel. Appointed Callista Gingrich Ambassador to the Holy See. At 8.30 am on Wednesday, May 24, two Americans will be shaking hands for...
Among the five red hats that Francis will appoint during the Consistory on June 28 stands out that of the Archbishop of Bamako in Mali, a country torn by wars and forgotten by the world, but not by...
For the first time in nearly 1,000 years bone fragments of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most revered figures, have been moved from an Italian church to Russia where huge...
The Church is enjoying robust growth in Africa yet faces several challenges. “African Catholicism remains on the margins of global theological thinking,” an expert told "La Croix". How big is the...
Christ's ascension has given us greater privileges and joys than the devil had taken from us Accordingly, dearly-beloved, throughout this time which elapsed between the Lord's Resurrection and...
Although agreement between Pope Francis and President Donald Trump on May 24 may be elusive on many fronts, one concrete step that could result from the meeting, and that both men presumably would...
ON Thursday, May 25, the Church will celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. It is a holy day of obligation. Forty days after his Resurrection, Lord Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven....
The announcement of the White House came just days before Trump is due to visit with the Pope at the Vatican May 24 The White House late Friday announced President Donald Trump’s intent to nominate...
Fish symbols on car bumpers are common these days. Sometimes the outline of the fish contains a cross within it and is commonly known to indicate someone’s Christian faith. While it may seem like a...
Funded by a parish in Florida, a new Catholic church is being built in Cuba and is the first the island nation has seen in 60 years. Father Ramon Hernandez, pastor of St. Lawrence church in Tampa,...
Like parish priests throughout Italy do during the Easter season, Pope Francis spent an afternoon May 19 going door to door and blessing homes. Continuing the “Mercy Friday” visits he began during...
Despite a few pointed comments in the past and fundamental differences on issues such as immigration, economic policy, military spending and climate change, sparks are not expected to fly May 24 when...