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When the Lord told his disciples to go and teach all nations and baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit [Matthew 28:19], he conferred on them the power of giving...
It is now official. Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a Vatican ceremony Oct. 14. Romero will be elevated to universal veneration at the Vatican...
Many cases in a Province proliferating with “House Churches”, which are connected to the global evangelical galaxy, along with apocalyptic cults which dream of the collapse of the Chinese system as...
Francis in Santa Marta: in politics as in parishes, a “false unity” is created to slander people. Sometimes the “leaders” suggest people “what to shout”. He said it and he repeats it: “gossip is a...
At the general audience, on Wednesday May 16, Pope Francis reaffirms that “the use of violence can never lead to peace”. He recalls the two World Wars and sighs: “We never learn”. And wishes our “...
Interview with Cardinal Kasper on communion to Lutheran spouse: the Council decree on ecumenism and the letters of John Paul II are fundamental. It is a thorny topic, which has been under discussion...
Only about 200,000 to 300,000 Christians are thought to remain in Iraq now, mostly in the Nineveh Plains and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in the country’s north. Around 700,000 emigrated in the...
To linger in the domain of Mary is a divinely great thing. One does not ask about the utility of truly noble things, because they have their meaning within themselves. So it is of infinite meaning to...
Francis’ Regina Coeli on Ascension Sunday, a prayer for Indonesia struck by the attacks on three Christian churches. On Social Communications Day, “Shall the media always seek the truth” and he “...
Jesuit Father Paolo Bizzeti, “Christian refugees from neighboring countries outnumber the local baptized”. “Since I became bishop in Turkey, my horizons have widened, I am a little less Europe-...
The Pope in the “International Citadel” of the Movement founded by Chiara Lubich. Our “epochal challenge is to build a culture of encounter and a civilization of alliance”. “The opposite of “I” is...
At Easter, beloved brethren, it was the Lord’s resurrection which was the cause of our joy; our present rejoicing is on account of his ascension into heaven. With all due solemnity, we are...
Francis was born in 1182 in Assisi. He was the son of a prosperous cloth merchant, Peter Bernadone. His companions saw him as a carefree youth, calling him the “King of Revels.” Francis enjoyed...
The Solemnity of the Ascension celebrates many things, among them the Great Commission to preach the gospel to all nations. Thus, it is a fitting time to ponder the call of Pope John Paul II to a “...
At the general audience, Francis continues his catechesis on Baptism, a sacrament that “imprints an indelible spiritual seal that no sin can erase”. A greeting to the “small farmers” and an...
"Holy Father!", "Francis!", "ah Francé! (Italian Roman dialect). People screaming and chanting at the arrival of the Pope in the parish of the Blessed Sacrament, in the working-class district of Tor...
Over an hour-long dialogue between Francis and the participants to a conference of the Congregation of Consecrated Life: “Beware not to hold on to your riches, vanity and pride”, “are vocations...
It’s the month of May, our Lady’s month, and Mother’s day is just around the corner. So let’s talk about motherhood and a mother's prayer life. Prayer is absolutely necessary for our sanctification...
Although a number of recent signs may indicate that important steps are being made in the Holy See’s dialogue with China, any formal Agreement between the two does not seem imminent. Contacts between...
Interview with the Secretary of State: concerns about Syria, patience in China's negotiations aimed only at the unity of the Church. “Alfie’s case caused me great sadness”. High hopes for Korea and...