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When I get in touch with Rosa Pich by Skype during Holy Week, I discover that she is on holiday with 12 of her children in Torreciudad, a shrine dedicated to Our Lady in northern Spain. “We are...
Interview with Republican Congressman Francis Rooney, a former US Ambassador to the Holy See. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis are two of the most compelling figures on the world stage. Both...
Can prayer change the direction of history? Are prayer and acts of penance capable of preventing nuclear annihilation? Can prayers and penance increase our freedom? “Yes, yes and yes.” Cardinal...
Interview with the Patriarch of Moscow Kirill: the Havana's Summit and the new phase of relations between Catholics and Russian Orthodox: today it is necessary to "narrate the Church not as a museum...
Francis in Ostia - takes everybody by surprise, shows up unannounced and like any other pastor he blesses the homes. He then jokingly apologizes for the inconvenience, reassuring however of having...
“You are like hands that God uses to sow hope. You are the voices that these people have so as to claim their rights!” Pope Francis gave these words of encouragement when addressing those physicians...
Thousands came out to pray in a historic procession with Our Lady of Fatima Saturday, May 13, for an end to violence in Chicago, following the Virgin Mary's request to pray for conversion of sinners...
Pope Francis and President Donald Trump will meet May 24 in the Vatican. And while Holy See watchers debate the possible topics and tone of their private conversation, it was the Holy Father who...
At the center of the official logo of the 2019 World Youth Day, which will be held at Panama City from January 22-27, 2019, is the figure of the Virgin Mary. The new logo, which in part takes up the...
Pope Francis greeted newly accredited Ambassadors to the Holy See on Thursday, May 18, telling them that dialogue and not the use force, was the pathway to peace. Addressing the newly accredited...
Sixth Easter Sunday – Year A – May 21, 2017 This Sunday the liturgy continues the reading of Chapter 14 of the Gospel of John. The theme is love, as it appears from the beginning (“if you love me“) (...
UNESCO is preparing to recognize the "Path of the Holy Family", the itinerary that unites the places travelled, according to the millennial traditions, by Mary, Joseph and the Child Jesus when they...
The readings of the Bible impel me to reflect with you upon two things which are interior within us, two things that are mysterious and can be known only in their expression. One is love and the...
Christians around the world have been models of forgiveness amidst persecution, but Western Christians must support them, religious leaders insisted at a world summit last week. “We cannot rest, we...
Echoing the words of his predecessor, Blessed Pope Paul VI, about the nature of Christ and the Church He founded: "it comes as no surprise to the Church that she, no less than her divine Founder, is...
The range of possible issues up for discussion during the May 24 tête-à-tête is vast. Although Pope Francis said Saturday he will not be seeking to soften U.S. President Donald Trump's policies...
“I pray that God support you so that your country, faithful to the rich diversity of its moral traditions and its spiritual heritage marked also by the Christian tradition, may always endeavor to...
Sacred Heart Sister Rosemary Roney, a native of Detroit, recalls soon-to-be beatified priest’s healing touch. Almost eight decades have passed since Mary Margaret “Peggy” Roney developed a serious...
True peace is not man-made but a gift of the Holy Spirit. "A peace without a cross is not the peace of Jesus" for it is only the Lord who can give us peace amidst tribulations. This was the central...
Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said that this weekend’s celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima can teach us all about the universal call to holiness and conversion. “I've...