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“Come to me, all you who are weary and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” This passage, from the day’s Gospel reading, was the starting point for Pope Francis’ reflections ahead of the Sunday...
Letter from Francis to the heads of state gathered in Hamburg: “Stop the present arms race and give absolute priority to the poor and refugees” “Enough with these useless slaughters! War is never a...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan, on Friday, July 7, held a cultural event in cooperation with the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) which is headquartered in...
Doctors at the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesù say an experimental treatment had shown “dramatic clinical improvements” in mice and other patients with a similar genetic condition to the one from which...
Sometimes we have trouble seeing Jesus in our lives. Maybe we are stressed out in a way that doesn’t match the peace he promised. Maybe we feel stretched thinner than the “abundant life” he promised...
Pope Francis will beatify a priest and a bishop martyred in Colombia when he visits the country in September, a Vatican spokesman has said. In an email to the Catholic News Service, Vatican spokesman...
When you hear the expression “sins of the flesh,” what kind of sins do you think of? That’s what I thought. Do you suppose that was all St. Paul had on his mind when he wrote to the Romans, “We are...
New York hospital offers to ship experimental drug to help the critically ill 11-month old baby; Italian medical association rejects court rulings opposed to treatment, saying it is a consequence of...
Pope Francis has sent a message to the heads of the Group of 20 nations, who are gathered in Hamburg, Germany from July 7-8. Addressed directly to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Message details...
In his prayer video for the month of July, Pope Francis has asked Christians to join him in praying for those who have strayed from the faith, providing hope to them through the witness of our joy...
The latest in a long line of studies, now numbering in the hundreds, if not thousands, shows that church attendance is good for your health. Published in May by researchers from Vanderbilt University...
In the Holy See they are trying whatever they can to help little Charlie. The deployment of Papal diplomatic forces is at maximum levels. The possibility of giving the 10-month-old severely ill...
"Our approach has taken cue from the words of the Pope, who hopes the parents will be allowed to accompany and treat their child until the end." With this statement Mariella Enoc, president of...
The Acts of the Apostles tell that, when Peter passed by, the sick were placed in his shadow, and when he touched them, they were cured (Acts, Chapter 5, verse 5). Whoever has made a pilgrimage to...
Pope Francis has sent a video message to an international meeting of young people for peace, organized by the “Scholas Occurrentes” Pontifical Foundation, which concluded on Wednesday, July 5, in...
The official theme song of World Youth Day in Panama – to be held January 22-27, 2019 – has been released. At World Youth Day celebrations, the theme song is typically used throughout the week as a...
From St. Peter to Loreto, there are more than 40 million pilgrims traveling. But only 3 per cent book a hotel; the others “hit and run”. Dino Bozonelos, a researcher at California State University in...
“Without peace one can do nothing” in South Sudan, which, however, has all that is necessary to develop, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development: “a...
Pope Francis on Tuesday, July 4, expressed his “affection and emotion” at the situation of Charlie Gard and “his own closeness to his parents”. A statement from Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See...
"Women and families in Asia witness the Gospel despite many challenges and difficulties": says to Fides Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario, CSC, Archbishop of Dhaka and President of the Office for the laity...