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"The Christian faith is born precisely because, as Saint Matthew says in Chapter 28, Jesus gave the last commandment, the last mandate to his disciples: Thus go, baptise, and make disciples.” The...
Pope Francis’ trip to Burma will help heal the wounds of his country, especially for minorities under attack, the nation's sole cardinal maintains. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon is the first...
The feast of St. John Paul II was celebrated on October 22, the 39th anniversary of Karol Wojtyła’s formal installation as the Bishop of Rome. This occasion is an ideal time to reflect on St. John...
Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, proposed last week five keys for pastoral education “to respond in depth to the current challenges of society.” The...
Following is the text of the Papal Message sent by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin for the Symposium of International Young Catholic Students held in Amman on October 9, 21017: Mr....
“Religions, with their spiritual and moral resources, have a specific and ‎unique role to play in building ‎peace,” Pope Francis said on Wednesday, October 17. “They cannot be neutral, much less ‎...
In view of the World Missionary Day on 22 October, the Prefect of Propaganda Fide recalls that the proclamation of the Gospel follows the logic of Christ, “of dying in order to live”, otherwise “it...
A Catholic priest in the southeast of Nigeria has been rescued from his abductors after they drank Communion wine and fell asleep allowing cleric to escape, according to police. Father Timothy Nwanja...
On Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the next U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. The vote was 70-23. In a July 18 hearing, Gingrich had...
Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land marking the 800th anniversary of their presence as guardians of the holy sites in Palestine. In the letter, published on...
Over 1,000 Catholics walked through London praying the rosary on Sunday, October 15, for the 33rd annual Rosary Crusade of Reparation. It also marked the day after the centenary of the Miracle of the...
The Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Hong Kong has held a Mass to pray for missing underground Bishop James Su Zhimin, who was seized by Chinese authorities 20 years ago. The Mass was also...
It is time for Europe to free itself from the shackles of political correctness, speak the truth, and face the facts about the violent persecution of Christians, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán...
The Pope at FAO: migrants “cannot be stopped by physical, legislative and ideological barriers”. He presented a statue of little Aylan, and criticized Trump on the Paris Agreement. ***** “Certainly,...
The Philippines is among the participating countries in the international “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” campaign scheduled this week to celebrate the month of the Holy Rosary The Catholic...
Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India state to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the Virgin Mary accompanied by the scent of jasmine, the gift of contrition...
Sunday, Oct. 15, is the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A). Mass Readings: Isaiah 25:6-10; Psalm 23:1-6; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 or 22:1-10. Today’s Gospel says God is inviting...
On Sunday, Oct 15, Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that no matter how often we reject him, the Lord will continue to love us and invite us to participate in his...
Fr. Charles Irvin Senior Priest Diocese of Lansing (Click here for today’s readings) For a moment I would like you to imagine yourself at a party, maybe a party that you have been to, or one that you...
Conditions in many parts of the world force women and girls to bear the burden of carrying out everyday chores for their families and communities, keeping many of them from getting even a basic...