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An exclusive of the preface that the Pope wrote for Paola Bergamini's book on the life of Father Stefano Pernet. It is titled, “Il Vangelo guancia a guancia" (The Cheek to Cheek Gospel) (Piemme, pg....
The newly-instituted Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, will help Christians plant their lives on the Cross, the Eucharist, and the Mother of God, according to Cardinal Robert...
Pope Francis inserts the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, into the Roman Calendar on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday. Pope Francis has decreed that the ancient...
Pilgrims hoping to visit one of the most sacred sights in Christendom earlier this week were prevented from entering the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after a dispute with city officials...
Pope Francis has warned against exploiting charitable works carried out in the name of God for personal interest and has invited the faithful to make Lent a good time to remove all forms of idolatry...
Why has Pope Francis just instituted a new feast titled "Mary, Mother of the Church"? Pope Francis has recently declared that a new obligatory memorial is to be celebrated in honor of our Blessed...
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for March 2018 is for formation in spiritual discernment: “That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and...
Mother, help our faith! Open our ears to hear God’s word and to recognize his voice and call. Awaken in us a desire to follow in his footsteps, to go forth from our own land and to receive his...
On a wintry morning in February, Sonia Jengcham headed to a hilly, forested area in Chittagong, a seaport city in southern Bangladesh, to thank the Blessed Mother for a special blessing she received...
Catholic and Protestant churches in Pakistan have started a movement to demand justice for Christian cousins accused of blasphemy, reported ucanews.com. Sajid Masih, 26, jumped from the fourth floor...
decree by Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of Divine Worship, inserts the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary into the Roman rite on the Monday following Pentecost. “Having attentively considered how greatly...
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has released a new document on the nature of salvation, emphasizing that man cannot be saved through his own efforts alone, nor without reference...
Making official what the Swiss government had already announced, the Vatican confirmed on Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, on June 21 to mark the 70th anniversary of the...
In a new teaching letter titled Placuit Deo, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) attempts to address the underlying difficulties that prevent people from embracing Church...
Pope Francis said Wednesday, February 28, that having Mass centered around the altar is meant to remind faithful that the cross is the first Christian altar on which Christ offered the sacrifice of...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Rif’at Bader addressed on Tuesday, February 27, a conference organized by the Vienna-based International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID)...
Pope Francis calls Syria a “martyred nation” and prays for persecuted Christians during the Wednesday General Audience. The Pope was greeting pilgrims and visitors from Syria, the Holy Land and the...
Bibi’s daughter, Eisham Ashiq, told a Vatican News reporter and BosNewsLife contributor that she believes her mother “will be released from jail soon,” though they will have to “leave Pakistan...
An “Interreligious Dialogue for Peace, Promoting Peaceful Coexistence & Common Citizenship” in Vienna on 26 February is creating a first-ever joint action plan for Arab religious leaders to lead...
Lent continues! Its rhyme and rhythm rolls on, with us, without us, or in spite of us. Where are we with our Lenten observance? Is the season passing us by? On this Second Sunday of Lent, our Gospel...