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Many 21st-century households are inundated by the noise of handheld and flat-screen technologies. Add family dynamics to that, and silence becomes a rare commodity. Such is the experience of the...
Continuing a long-standing tradition, Pope Francis celebrated the Holy Mass for Ash Wednesday at the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine hill in Rome. The Holy Father began his homily for the...
Answering to questions in the Anglican parish, Francis announces his intention to visit the African country at war together with the Archbishop of Canterbury. A one-day journey to South Sudan,...
Christians across the globe are entering Lent, the season of preparation before Easter. Starting on Ash Wednesday, the 40-day period sees many Christians partake in a season of moderation, meditation...
Samantha Cameron has spoken movingly how her Christian faith sustained her after their eldest son Ivan died aged six. The fashion entrepreneur and wife of former Prime Minister David Cameron is...
Following the declaration of famine in Unity State, South Sudan this week, the country’s Catholic bishops have issued a powerful pastoral letter condemning the country’s civil war and labelling the...
From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter....
Pope Francis paid a visit to All Saints Anglican Church in the heart of Rome on Sunday, 26. The Pope presided over an evensong service with the bishop of the Anglican Diocese in Europe Robert Innes....
“Penance, penance, penance,” cried the angel, pointing to the earth with his right hand in the “Third Secret” of Fatima. This Lenten season is a perfect time to tie repentance into Fatima’s century-...
One of the best connected figures in Rome offers guidance to the president on who to appoint as his Vatican ambassador. President Donald Trump has yet to appoint his ambassador to the Holy See, a...
On Saturday, February 24, Pope Francis met in the Vatican with parish priests participating in a training course dealing with annulment procedures and other legal issues surrounding marriage. The...
“We must ... approach the question of the origin of evil by fixing the eyes of our faith on him who alone is its conqueror.” (CCC 385) Some time ago the British atheist actor Stephen Fry went public...
It's tough to stay awake while praying at night—even for monks! Insomnia. Truly no fun at all: the mind runs while the body lies paralyzed worrying about the bills, the kids, the new catalytic...
When it rests in my hands, I feel the full weight of the devotion upon my very soul. I've always admired sturdy rosaries. Like every Catholic, I need one that doesn't tangle while being transported...
In 1965, Sr. Mary Kenneth Keller, BVM, became the first American woman to earn a doctorate in Computer Science. Stories like this warm the faithful cockles of my Catholic heart. However, I can...
The Archdiocese of Cardiff is to become the second Catholic diocese in Britain to help support a refugee family from Syria. The diocese has given up a property for the family. The initiative has been...
Italy’s oldest native-born nun, Candida Bellotti, has celebrated her 110th birthday with best wishes from Pope Francis and valuable tips for those wanting to live a long life. “Love, love and keep on...
The Church has no fear of being on the “wrong side of history”, for her Bridegroom is seated at the right hand of the Father. There are often strident demands, coming from both within and outside the...
Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday, February 22 for the hard-hit people of South Sudan, “where a fratricidal conflict is compounded by a severe food crisis which has hit the Horn of Africa region and...
The Vatican has announced plans to monitor with a more careful eye those who print official images of the Pope or the Holy See and sell them for profit, intervening with “appropriate action” when...