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In the Lenten season, we are called to reflect on our sins and on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the redemption of those sins. The song Lamb of God, by Twila Paris, provides a powerful focus for...
Many Catholic feasts and traditions have developed over time, but the celebration of Lent goes back to the very beginnings of the Church. Fr. John Flader, in his book 150 Questions and Answers on the...
Murals shed light on eternal truths. Joe Malham’s studio is distinctive not only for what’s inside it, but also its location — a former convent converted into a parish center. Malham, a professional...
When a Phoenix mother lost her eyesight due to a rare medical condition, she feared she would never be able to see her four children again. But then St. Charbel came to her aid. Dafne Gutierrez...
In St. John’s Gospel, there is the account of the healing of the man born blind (John 9:1-41). It is the sixth of the seven signs recounted by St. John that announce the fulfillment of the Old...
The Pope spent about three hours in the famous Milan penitentiary. He even took a half an hour “power nap” in the chaplain’s room before the Mass in the park of Monza. A 50 meters long table, set...
In January, Pope Francis signed eight decrees. Seven of them recognized the heroic virtue of “Servants of God.” Among the new “Venerables” of 2017 is Jan Tyranowski (1901-1947), a Polish mystic...
The Feast of the Annunciation marks the day when Mary said “Yes” to God. May today be the day we say “Yes” to Him, too. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux writes that when Saint Gabriel announced to Mary...
The nun was killed in 1995 with 54 stab wounds. Her assassin is a radical Hindu fomented by village leaders, who wanted to stop her missionary activity in favor of the tribal poor. Today he repented...
The words of Dori Falcone, who received Francis and asked him to bless the bread she prepared for her neighbors in the White Houses. Dorotea Falcone know as Dori, 57, is the wife of Stefano (known as...
Pope Francis arrived in Milan in southern Italy on Saturday, March 25, for a one-day pastoral visit. Thousands of people turned out to meet the Holy Father as he travelled by "Pope Mobile" to meet...
The Rosary of Our Lady of Sorrows is a wonderful read for those trying to embrace the Lenten season We are still in Lent, so in case readers would like to recharge their Lenten reading matter...
The Lion of Judah is no tame lion. Neither is he predictable. While walking along the streets of Jerusalem one day, Jesus sees a common enough sight in the Holy City. There is a disabled person by...
The Holy See has called on 23 March 2017 on the United Nations to promote “responsibility for those who come after us”, in the areas of climate change and justice for the poor. Archbishop Bernardito...
A Christian MP will live off a handful of plain rice and beans each day next week to raise money for millions of the poorest people around the world. The stringent diet will see Carol Monaghan, the...
Recognized the miracle attributed to the young visionaries. The Pope will be in the Portuguese shrine on 12 and 13 May, for the centenary. Pope Francis has recognized the miracle attributed to the...
As we enter into the season of Lent, it is important for us to understand why we fast so that when we fast during Lent, it is not just something we do that is a habit we’ve done over the past years,...
‘There is only one true remedy to death, and we Christians are robbing the world if we do not proclaim it by our words and our lives’ Following is the third Lenten homily 2017 given this year by...
Fourth Sunday of Lent – LAETARE SUNDAY – Year A – March 26, 2017 Roman Rite 1Sm 16,1B 6-7 10-13A; Ps 23; Eph5.8 to 14; Jn 9, 1-41 Ambrosian Rite Ex 34.27 to 35.1; Ps 35; 2 Cor 3.7 to 18; Jn 9, 1-38b...
A new narrative about the life of Mary, Queen of Heaven, has just been released with the hope of drawing individuals closer to the Mother of God during the upcoming 100th anniversary of the...