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There are not enough Chaldean priests in the new communities outside of Iraq. The patriarch’s challenge: “priestly celibacy is not a dogma of faith”, the ultimate criterion for choice is “the...
Nigerian church leader says unless Catholics and Muslims start talking “there will be no one left to worship God”. One of the African church’s most prominent figures has called for Catholics to...
“So when is the Catholic Church finally going to update all its teachings on sexuality?” That was the challenging question posed to me in the aisle on a flight home recently. The man had watched a...
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf originally broke the story. On the 100th anniversary of the original 1916 WWI Military issue rosary, during his address to the new recruits about to be sworn in, the Commander of...
Around 5,000 people gathered for a prayer vigil in Trafalgar Square sending a resounding message: We Are Not Afraid. Faith leaders met with police earlier as Londoners insisted they would not be...
Pope Francis has sent a telegram expressing his condolences to the victims of the terror attack at the House of Parliament in London on Wednesday, in which an attacker killed four people before armed...
It has been reported that Sister Lucia of Fatima wrote a letter to Cardinal Caffarra predicting that “the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family.”...
PRAY: "If only my people would hear me, and Israel walk in my ways, I would feed them with the best of wheat, and with honey from the rock I would fill them." (Psalm 81:17) READING: Mark 12:28-34 28...
In a message, the Pope said he invoked 'divine strength and peace' upon families who were grieving. Pope Francis has said he is “deeply saddened” by the attack in Westminster yesterday, Wednesday,...
Interview with Cardinal Parolin on the eve of the Treaties of Rome’s celebration: “Do not expect Christians to say what to do, but to show through their lives the way to follow. “The rise of populism...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster has expressed his shock following the terror attack which took place near the British House of Parliament on Wednesday leaving four people dead and...
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s day “begins with Mass every day at the same time,” said his personal secretary, Monsignor Georg Gänswein. He described, in German, the Pope Emeritus’ “rhythm of life” on...
The right to clean water is a basic and pressing need for all people of the planet because without water “there is no life,” said the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations. Addressing a...
Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 26, 2017, Year A What did the man born blind do once he could see? He went back. Where? We don’t know. Why? Well, where else? John tells us nothing about...
On 21 March 2017, the Holy Father’s Message to young people has been published. The Message is in preparation for the 32nd World Youth Day in 2017 which will be celebrated at the diocesan level on...
Saint Joseph, a "good and upright man," heard God’s wishes by listening to his dreams. Common advice would have told him to divorce Mary, as he planned to do, but he was willing to do what was...
“I give a warm welcome to the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, particularly those from Egypt, the Holy Land, and the Middle East!”, said Pope Francis during the General Audience of March 22, 2017. This...
Pope Francis received the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, in a private audience at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Monday, March 20. President Kagame and his entourage...
On the 4th Sunday of Lent, we read in John’s Gospel about Christ healing a man blind from birth. We identify with the man who came to see and believe in Jesus as the Son of God. The Lord has anointed...
This is the committing title of a conference to be held on March 24-26 at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, promoted by the Centre for Dialogue with people of the Focolare that have no religious affiliation....