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On Wednesday, June 28, Pope Francis said that following Christ means taking a path contrary to that of the world, and being prepared to suffer because of this; though we have hope because of God’s...
On Wednesday’s Audience (June 28): Martyrdom is not “the supreme ideal of Christian life, for there is charity above it,” but a witness and a lifestyle that “is part” of the Gospel. “The idea that...
Dispatches sent to Washington before Bergoglio settled in. The first evaluations on the Pope: He is a conservative; He will not change the doctrine of the Church. “Despite the disparity in size,...
Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday, June 27, in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, together with the members of the College of Cardinals present in the city, in order to mark the 25th...
Pope Francis met on Tuesday, June27, with members of an Orthodox delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate who are here in Rome to celebrate the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. In his greeting,...
Thousands of faithful from the Middle East as well as Lebanese diaspora from around the world joined Cardinal Bechara Rai for the Mass and recitation of the rosary on occasion of the "Lebanon Day in...
Like any married couple still in love after 54 years, Larry and Marilyn Suchy cast a warm glow when they are together. Their story, however, is not one of complete marital bliss, but one that shows...
I just got back from a five-day retreat with my community of the Schoenstatt Movement. It was wonderful. Before going, I tied up all my loose ends – or as many as I could, as effectively as I could...
The Holy See expressed its “grave concern” after the disappearance of Msgr. Pierre Shao Zhumin, Bishop of Wenzhou, in the coastal province of Zhejiang (Continental China). A statement released by...
Pope Francis on Monday, June 25, told believers not to look to horoscopes or to consult fortune-tellers to foresee the future; but to allow God to guide them in a journey full of surprises. The Pope...
Pope Francis on Sunday urged Christians not to be afraid to proclaim the Gospel message, to expect failure and even persecutions, but to always live in the knowledge that the Lord is on their side....
A federal court has blocked the plan of US immigration authorities to deport nearly 200 Iraqi natives, most of them Chaldean Christians, who were seized in raids in the Detroit area. Judge Mark...
The Greek Melkite Catholic Church, which has been in full communion with Rome since the 18th century, has just elected Archbishop Joseph Absi as its new patriarch. A Byzantine rite church, it has 1.3...
Bishop David Tencer of Reykjavik, on Saturday June 17, consecrated a new wooden church building, a gift from the Slovak Catholic Church. The church is a tribute to Bishop Tencer, who is a Capuchin...
It is a very uncertain world we are living in. We do not know what is right and what is wrong. We stand at the crossroads of life not knowing which way to take. This uncertainty is very unnerving for...
Francis to ROACO: “If Eastern faithful are forced to emigrate,” they must be able to continue to live “according to their own ecclesial tradition”. The Eastern Churches in Syria, Iraq and Egypt "see...
Rare treasures from the Vatican have gone on loan to the National Museum of Scotland, as part of a new exhibition about Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites. The exhibition, which opened in...
This year on June 23, the Catholic Church celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. But where did that tradition originate? Devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has its origins in the...
Ordinarily the Church observes the day of a saint's death as his feast, because that day marks his entrance into heaven. To this rule there are two notable exceptions, the birthdays of the Blessed...
The Holy Father has granted the “Ecclesiastica Communio” in accordance with canon 76 § 2 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches to His Beatitude Youssef Absi, canonically elected as Patriarch...