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Pope Francis, an avid soccer fan, succeeded in bringing together football legends past and present – and of differing religions – to play an Interreligious Match for Peace in Rome last nig ... discuss

A Christian’s authority comes from the Holy Spirit, not from human wisdom or degrees in theology, said Pope Francis at morning Mass Tuesday, as he explained that Christian identity is having the ... discuss

An international soccer icon has acknowledged that being a good person is key to success. Speaking to ZENIT on the sidelines following an audience yesterday at the Vatican in which Pope Francis met ... discuss

In an interview with Vatican Radio's Italian edition Monday, Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai said the Islamic State and other fundamentalist groups “are taking us back to the Stone Age, back to a ... discuss

Pope Francis’ diplomatic representative to Libya has said Tripoli is now calmer than a few days ago and the small Christian community there has had no trouble. “The situation, to a certa ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. The ancient philosophers sought to understand the order of the world by comprehending the nature of things. All things that exist have a nature and an essence, and they m ... discuss

Some 50 former and current professional soccer players representing different religions are to take part in an “Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace” in Rome’s Olympic Stadium this ... discuss

The United Nations said Monday that it has received reports from Iraq revealing “acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale". Deputy Human Rights Commissioner Flavia Pansieri said Islamic Sta ... discuss

Addressing the 22nd Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Archbishop Tomasi, who is the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizati ... discuss

In an interview published in the latest edition of a monthly supplement on women for the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has stressed the Leadership Conference o ... discuss

The Vatican released Pope Francis’ prayer intentions today for September. The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for this month is: “That the mentally disabled may receive the lo ... discuss

Here is a statement from Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, Chairman of the US bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, released in the lead-up of today's celebration of ... discuss

Louis Raphaël I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq, is asking for the lands and homes of Iraqi Christians to be returned to them. The patriarch expressed gratitude to ... discuss

Here is a statement released today by Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew for the beginning of the liturgical year. * * * + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome a ... discuss

Pope Francis has responded to the question, "How to receive Jesus Christ?" by saying the answer may be something you can conceal in your pocket. Addressing those gathered this morning at his first d ... discuss

Pope Francis will receive Israel’s former President Shimon Peres at the Vatican on Thursday, the Holy See has confirmed. The visit comes almost three months since Peres took part in the Pope&# ... discuss

Pope Francis will marry 20 couples at St. Peter’s Basilica this Sept. 14. On Friday Aug. 29, the Vatican announced the Bishop of Rome would marry the couples, all from Rome, just three weeks b ... discuss

 Peshmerga soldier watches ISIS lines in the distance at amilitary outpost located at the entrance of Gwer, Iraq. Photo: Vianney Le Caer/Newscom Via The Daily Signal ISIS is not just the ter ... discuss

Visiting my granddaughter, a freshman at the University of Steubenville, I took a turn around the bookstore and picked up Alice Von Hildebrand's biography of her husband Dietrich, The Soul of a Lion. ... discuss

Gospel: MT 16:21-27 Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be ... discuss

At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English trans ... discuss

The Gospel, the Eucharist and Prayer are the three gifts that allows to walk the path of Christ and not of the world. This was the theme of Pope Francis’ address during Sunday’s Angelus. ... discuss

the Apostle of Northumbria (died 651), was the founder and first bishop of the monastery on the island of Lindisfarne in England. A Christian missionary, he is credited with restoring Christianity to ... discuss

John Bunyan had very little schooling. He followed his father in the tinker's trade, and he served in the parliamentary army from1644 to 1647. Bunyan married in 1649 and lived in Elstow until 1655, wh ... discuss

Pope Francis has telephoned an Iraqi priest working in a refugee camp in the war-torn northern part of the country to express his closeness to persecuted Christians in the region, ZENIT has learned. ... discuss

Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience."Please do not do any more good in my country," he said. "We have suffered too much already fro ... discuss

The following official statement was released this week by The Cardinal Newman Society in response to the changes to the Health and Human Services contraception mandate accommodation announced on Frid ... discuss

From bombings to desperation, Fr. Jorge Hernandez has seen it all. He's a Catholic parish priest based in Gaza. Pope Francis invited him to the Vatican to hear first hand accounts of what locals are d ... discuss

This choir is singing with a purpose! The order of the Discaled Carmelites are singing to honor 500 years since the birth of St. Teresa of Avila.  To view the video click here URL: http://ww ... discuss

The mother and brother of a Pakistani Christian minister, who was murdered because of his faith, met with Pope Francis. The son of 87 year old Marta, Shabaaz Bhatti, was killed in his native country, ... discuss

I am very much looking forward to the upcoming Labor Day Weekend. I'm getting a head start today by having lunch in my back yard with a good friend. Working from home has its decided benefits. It's be ... discuss

Pope Francis received in private audience on Friday Gaza parish priest Father George Hernandez, during which he expressed his closeness to those who have suffered in the war-ravaged territory.  ... discuss

By Oliver Maksan Raed is in his mid 40s. But when he is telling his story he looks much older. Weeks of fear and uncertainty have left the mark on the Chaldean Catholic from Mosul. “We have be ... discuss

Affectionately known as "La Cachita", a replica statue of Cuba's beloved Virgin of Charity of El Cobre has been given a place of honour in the Vatican gardens.  The statue of the "Virgen d ... discuss

As a symbol of peace, Pope Francis will be donating an olive tree to be planted at an Interreligious Match for Peace, drawing together world-famous soccer champions this Monday at Rome’s Olympic ... discuss

Pope Francis met Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, on Thursday to discuss the plight of those fleeing the Islamist violence ... discuss

A Mexican wave of moral indignation swept through the chattering class this month when the hypothesis was raised of a link between abortion and breast cancer.  We heard, in shrill tones, that cla ... discuss

Happy feast of St. Augustine to all. I just finished reading City of God this month. Here is a brief quote from it:"But that grief which arises in the hearts of the pious, who are persecuted by the ma ... discuss

After weeks of conflict, a ceasefire has been reached between Israel and Palestine. While leaders on both sides of the conflict claim victory, residents in Gaza see it differently. To view the video ... discuss

Here is an article by Los Angeles' Archbishop José Gomez, regarding the family. It was published in the archdiocesan news bulletin. * * * As the summer winds down and we move into fall, we ne ... discuss

Eastern Catholic Patriarchs have met in Lebanon calling for the criminalization of attacks against Christians. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg158116-eastern-patr ... discuss

The Vatican has released the program for Pope Francis’ visit to the military shrine of Redipuglia in north east Italy where, on the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, he will pray for tho ... discuss

Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, until now prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, as the new archbishop of Valencia, Sp ... discuss

A homily of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, given last Sunday at Mass for his former students, has been described as having an "extraordinary freshness and spiritual joy". Every year Benedict XVI's alum ... discuss

Young Catholics are being called to be authentic and convincing witnesses if their contemporaries are to come to know Jesus Christ, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, England, has said. He reflected how ofte ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Aug 28, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Reacting to an internet campaign launched by ISIS threatening the life of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, Catholic leaders stressed that evil is ... discuss

Aurelius Augustinus, Augustine of Hippo, or Saint Augustine (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) was one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity, there considered to ... discuss

Download at your own risk- I have read none of these. Save, Share, Simplify: How to Use the Sharing Economy to Reduce Expenses, Build Community, & Design Your Ideal Life 82 pages Blurb: The Shari ... discuss

RECEPTIONIST Religious Education, FT EmployeeOur Lady of Angels Catholic Church (Woodbridge, VA)Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Woodbridge, VA has an immediate opening for a bilingual (English a ... discuss

The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, meeting on August 25, 2014, in Quebec City, issues the following appeal:  In the name of the Father of life, and of the C ... discuss

This is the story of Deacon Quinton Peters (1969-2007), an intercessor for the Church in South Africa, by Marco Cavagnaro. The Neocatechumenal Way of South Africa has been grateful to host from ... discuss

The Pope's general audience took place outdoors this week. That means the Pope did plenty of rounds in the popemobile, making his way through St. Peter's Square. He drank a bit of mate tea and as usua ... discuss

(-ONLY VIDEO-) During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis talked about the importance of unity. He called for Christians to recognize the sins that work against unity in local parishes and commu ... discuss

Pope Francis says that despite our tendency to sin and place ourselves first, God always is there for his people, ready to forgive and give them a fresh start. Addressing thousands of pilgrims and t ... discuss

 Push to Make Suicide Easier Will Never Stop By Wesley J. Smith Dignitas in SwitzerlandHere’s the advocacy con advanced by suicide promoters in the UK to bludgeon Parliament into leg ... discuss

Saying that the upsurge of violence in Iraq has awakened the world, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, has urged the international comm ... discuss

Below is a translation of the Pope's address during today's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! Every time we renew our profession of faith recit ... discuss

Archbishop Eamon Martin, coadjutor archbishop of Armagh, has encouraged the faithful in Ireland to pray the Rosary on October 5th for the intention of the family. “Rosary Sunday is an invitati ... discuss

It was a Melbourne man, Julian Savulescu, now an ethics professor at Oxford, who declared that doctors who will not provide abortion should be “punished through removal of license to practice ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: As their children either start or return to school, parents are naturally concerned about the quality of education they receive from kindergarten through twelfth ... discuss

Thousands of tourists walk past Rome's Capitoline Hill each day. Its design comes from famed Renaissance artist Michelangelo. Within the historic square, the Capitoline Museum hosts an exhibit dedicat ... discuss

Pope Francis' visit to Albania on September 21, will mark his first apostolic trip within Europe. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg158093-albania-the-church-in-numbe ... discuss

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on African American Affairs will release a series of resources to hi ... discuss

Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of Philadelphia, 55, as bishop of Toledo, Ohio. The appointment was publicized in Washington today by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apo ... discuss

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver, Colorado From Conan O’Brien to little kids inspired to help those in need, people across the country have taken up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the ... discuss

Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, on Monday released a statement regarding the new “accommodation” to the Health and Human Services contraception mandate announce ... discuss

Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I was hearing recently that some religious communities ... discuss

As someone noted here not long ago, J.R.R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf has finally been released to the public.  The translation is accompanied by philological commentary, some of Tolkien ... discuss

A soccer match proposed by Pope Francis and made up of players representing different cultures and religions is to take place in Rome’s Olympic stadium on September 1st. The Interreligious Mat ... discuss

Pope Francis is to meet Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai at the Vatican on Thursday for talks on Christians suffering in the Middle East at the hands of the Islamic State. Anonymous sources quoted by ... discuss

In the early 1980s I visited the town of Medjugorje where a group of young people reported that they were experiencing visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The scientists wired the children up to machi ... discuss

Approve by Pope Francis. Basically, it stays the same, but here's the gist of the abuses that are meant to be eliminated. c) In any case, it will be necessary, at the time of the exchange of peace, to ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 160 Psalter: Tuesday, Week I, 686 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Tuesday ... discuss

Liu Xinwen was dragged out of her home in the middle of the night by 20 officials, who kicked down her door and restrained her husband.  They forcibly aborted her and killed her unborn baby, despite ... discuss

Here’s the advocacy con advanced by suicide promoters in the UK to bludgeon Parliament into legalizing doctor-prescribed death. First, get the media to publish pro-suicide stories of Brits flying to ... discuss

Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of Holy See Press Office, issued the following statement this evening in response to questions from journalists regarding former nuncio Jozef Wesolowski

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Pope Francis has repeatedly asked the international community to put an end to human trafficking. Now the Vatican has announced the theme of his message for the next World Day of Peace. It's:  "S ... discuss

St. Peter's Square was full of pilgrims as the Pope led the Angelus on Sunday afternoon.  To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg158085-pope-is-your-faith-like-a-rock ... discuss

Many Iraqis fleeing the massacre of the Islamic State spent days traveling through the desert mountains of Sinjar. Most of them made the treacherous journey barefoot and without water. Those who arriv ... discuss

The Vatican has released an English translation of the letter from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, regarding the Sign of Peace. * * * 1. «Peace I leave you; my peace I ... discuss

The Christian patrimony of the Middle East must be protected at all costs. “We are strong in our faith, rooted in our history. We have been here for 2000 years. We refuse to go!” That is ... discuss

The first African to host a television series on the global Catholic television network EWTN has urged Pope Francis to visit Africa - and soon. Father Maurice Emelu, a Catholic priest, inspirat ... discuss

Below is a translation of the message Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sent Saturday afternoon on behalf of Pope Francis for the occasion of the 35th Edition of the Meeting for Friendsh ... discuss

By: Nathan Eshelman, Author Gentle Reformation D. Min. Admissions Counselor, RPTS I have been a fan of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) for many years. I love the art of language and the ... discuss

Pope Francis has sent a message to the Methodist and Waldensian (Valdese) churches on occasion of their 24-29 August Synod in Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy.  The telegram, signed by Vatican Secre ... discuss

As English-speaking Christians, we have a vast array of hymns available to us, and we each have our list of favorites. In my assessment, the best hymns are those that are universal and timeles ... discuss

The Holy See’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has sent a message of condolence on behalf of Pope Francis for the family of the U.S. journalist James Foley, brutally executed last w ... discuss

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrated a special Mass Sunday morning upon conclusion of the Schuelerkreis, a yearly gathering of theologian Joseph Ratzinger’s former students. Vatican Radio rep ... discuss

The head of Iraq’s assembly of Catholic bishops has criticized indifference and ineffective action by the international community and Muslims in the face of atrocities carried out against Christ ... discuss

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has expressed dismay at the collapse of Gaza peace talks, saying peace is unlikely until there is a new culture and mentality that allows the people of Gaza to live a ... discuss

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has appealed for donations to help the thousands of Iraqi Christians have been forced to leave their homeland by the Islamic State. In a communique issued Friday, ... discuss

Hitler meeting with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (Dec. 1941) “Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Al ... discuss

Pope Francis reflected on the profession of faith of St. Peter, saying that Christ calls each one of us to offer our faith to build his Church. The Gospel of St. Matthew recalled Simon confessing hi ... discuss

At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English trans ... discuss

The dramatic aging of the world’s population will impose a “demographic tax” on economic growth over the next two decades, warned a recent report published by Moody’s Investors ... discuss

Gospel: MT 16:13-20 Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi and he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”  They replied, “Some say John ... discuss

Look, I don’t like the Grammar Nazi any more than the next guy, but that’s the guy who nitpicks other folks’ usages to make himself feel superior. Occasionally, however, grammar intervention is ... discuss

Look, I don’t like the Grammar Nazi any more than the next guy, but that’s the guy who nitpicks other folks’ usages to make himself feel superior. Occasionally, however, grammar inte ... discuss

TEACHER -SPANISH AND ENGLISH LITERACY Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeSt. Brigid Catholic Academy (Brooklyn, NY)St. Brigid Catholic Academy in Brooklyn, NY is in need of an energetic and com ... discuss

By Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionA journal article on a pilot study concerning assisted suicide in Switzerland has resulted in significant media promotion of the ... discuss

On his flight back from South Korea, Pope Francis said he was very concerned about the violence in Iraq and the attacks on religious minorities. He even said that if need be, he'd be willing to go the ... discuss

As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio pushed for two educational programs that translate to: "Neighbors School” and "Sisters School.” Both of them were combined to make way ... discuss

With two albums released, this 19-year-old artist sees her music as a way of finding God.  To view the video click here: http://www.romereports.com/pg158063-mags-the-canadian-pop-artist-who-fig ... discuss

Today the Obama Administration released its eighth revision to the Health and Human Service (HHS) Mandate. The mandate has been at the heart of dozens of legal battles because ... discuss

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops responded today to the ruling on marriage by Judge Robert L. Hinkle in the consolidated cases of Brenner v. Scott and Grimsley v. Scott.  ... discuss

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has said the actions of Islamic State (ISIS) militants are “embarrassing” to the Muslim religion and that their slaughters ar ... discuss

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The constraint of time, in a society obsessed by a sort of perennial state of agitation, extreme digitalization and apparently condemned to a fruitless distraction, seems – as Pope Francis state ... discuss

The Archdiocese of Detroit has expressed its sadness over the death of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka.who passed away August 20th. The American prelate was archbishop of the diocese from 1981 to 1990 ... discuss

She was born Isabella, or "Belle" as she was commonly called. As a slave in America in the late 1700s and early 1800s, she didn't have a last name. Just Belle. Her slave master only spoke to her an ... discuss

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has said his country faces an extremely difficult situation and strongly rejects Orthodox accusations that his church is responsible for military action ... discuss

Pope Francis has sent his condolences on the death of Archbishop Emeritus of Detroit, Cardinal Edmund Casimir, to the Archbishop of Detroit, Allen Henry Vigneron. The late cardinal served as Archbis ... discuss

Scientific research shows that a person who seeks to be close to God finds fullness in living and can attain greater stability, says a psychological expert and priest. In an interview with ZENIT thi ... discuss

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City announced Thursday that the consecrated Host at the center of a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court has been returned. The archbis ... discuss

The president of the US episcopal conference has called on the bishops to consider taking up a special collection “to provide humanitarian relief and pastoral support for our affected broth ... discuss

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The night of August 20th, 1914, Pope Pius X passed away. From the start, his pontificate had its challenges. He was the first Pope after the fall of the Papal States and he saw the threat of World War ... discuss

It's summer in the Eternal city, but even now this store is full of holiday cheer. It's called "Sempre Natale,” a Christmas oasis in the midst of the Roman heat. It's open year-round, and sells ... discuss

Very few people can say that they personally know Benedict XVI. But his former students are definitely part of that select group. They're hoping the Pope emeritus will join them this year, for their a ... discuss

--- Isaiah 9:1-6 Psalm 113:1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8 Luke 1:26-38 Note: The reflections contained in today's homily are taken entirely from Edward Sri's book Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary's ... discuss

Pope Francis is encouraging members of an Italian charitable organization to continue their activities to show Christ to others. Speaking to the group ‘Opera di Nazaret’ (Work of Nazaret ... discuss

Below is the communique issued this morning by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace which, on behalf of the Holy Father, announces the theme of the message for the 48th World Day of Peace, Jan ... discuss

The president of Argentina has telephoned Pope Francis to express sympathy over the death of the Pope's family members who were killed in a motor vehicle accident. This afternoon, Cristina Ferná ... discuss

It seemed like business as usual when the Pope led his weekly general audience. There were hugs, blessings and plenty of cheers. But there was also grief, as the Pope deals with the death of three of ... discuss

(-ONLY VIDEO-) Pope Francis reflected on the key moments of his apostolic visit to South Korea. During his general audience, the Pope defined the Church in the country as "young and dynamic.” He ... discuss

The British Parliament is currently considering the legalization of assisted suicide. The act under consideration was introduced by Lord Falconer and eschews the term “suicide,” preferring ... discuss

As the crisis in the Middle East escalates, leaders of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities have expressed their empathy and solidarity for those Christians being persecuted in the region. ... discuss

Reflecting on his five-day apostolic visit to South Korea that concluded Monday, Pope Francis affirmed that Christ never diminishes or cancels something 'good,' like culture, he only enriches them, an ... discuss

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II decree on ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has published a document titled: “A Church in Dialo ... discuss

An EWTN TV series will feature the stories of converts to the Catholic faith, starting in early September. Catholics Come Home, a ministry that has produced and aired TV commercials inviting people ... discuss

The archbishop of St. Louis, Robert Carlson, released a letter Monday in response to the unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. The city has been the site of violent protests and racial conf ... discuss

The Pope’s special envoy to Iraq has said Christians and religious minorities in the country are facing genocide and the international community must act quickly to come to their aid. In an in ... discuss

Pope Francis has thanked the faithful for their prayers for his relatives who were killed and injured yesterday in a car crash in Argentina. At the close of this morning’s weekly audience, he ... discuss

Here is the English-language summary of Pope Francis' General Audience of today: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters:  My recent apostolic journey to Korea enabled me to visit a young and dynamic ... discuss

The poet Robert Frost once said that writing free verse was like playing tennis without a net.  It’s the same for those who would like their Christianity to be free from dogma. Dogma, for ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In Orwell’s novel Winston Smith, the protagonist, finds himself living in an inhuman world he cannot recognize as normal or natural. Aware of life in London before the ... discuss

The fifth annual Musica Sacra St. Louis conference will explore "The Beauty of the Mass Ordinary" and "English Language Adaptations of the Mass Propers". Instructors include Dr. William Mahrt, Associ ... discuss

About a week ago, there was a brief lull in my work day when I was reconfiguring an old laptop to serve as a supplementary computer in my school office. I needed something to do that wasn’t a re ... discuss

Italian politician Luca Volontè wants to see more emphasis placed on the common good and the dignity of the human person rather than the latest GDP figures. Speaking to ZENIT on the sidelines o ... discuss

The Pope led an intense five day visit in South Korea. On his flight back to Rome, he held an improvised press conference for about an hour, where the violence in Iraq and the persecution of minoritie ... discuss

After a twelve-hour flight from Seoul, Pope Francis arrived to Rome's Ciampino airport and headed directly to the Basilica of St. Mary Major.  To view the video click here URL: http://www.ro ... discuss

The Pope's Personal Envoy to Iraq, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, is scheduled to arrive in Baghdad on Tuesday. There, he's planning on delivering a message from the Pope to Iraq's newly elected President, ... discuss

"It is quite hard to do a degree in English literature and believe, or try to believe, that the Bible is God's literal word of truth," writes columnist Christina Patterson in the Guardian.I confess t ... discuss

The archbishop of the capital of the Central African Republic has decried the ongoing massacre in the nation and has urged politicians to "stop the suffering of the people as soon as possible." In h ... discuss

Kyiv, Ukraine, Aug 19, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The newly elected head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate must decide whether that Church can be independent from Russia, U ... discuss

Though illegal, Filipino liturgists and some bishops continue to promote and celebrate the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino, a rite completely invented (and lacking in Magisterial or Conciliar Document support ... discuss

The Bishop of the Forces, Mons. Richard Moth, has called on military chaplains to “offer Mass for those persecuted for their faith" on Sunday 31 August. In Bishop Moth’s pastoral letter, ... discuss

In an hour-long, wide-ranging press conference on the plane back from South Korea, Pope Francis has said he favours UN-backed efforts to stop unjust aggression in Iraq, and plans on visiting the ... discuss

Archbishop Romero after he was shot. ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis opened the way Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal problems blocking th ... discuss

Here below we publish a Vatican-approved English translation of Pope Francis' hour-long airborne press conference, given Monday on the flight back from South Korea.  *** Q. During the visit t ... discuss

Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 plane flight back to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention ... discuss

Just moments after returning from his four-day international pilgrimage in South Korea, Pope Francis has surprised again back in Rome. After landing, the Pope left Rome’s Ciampino Airport in a ... discuss

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I've mentioned a number of times here, from points abroad, that English is the world vernacular. As Latin was in the West, and Greek was in the East, so now English is, everywhere.Our Holy Father's re ... discuss

The Chaldean Patriarch, Louis Raphael I Sako, has issued the following statement concerning the visit of Pope Francis’ Personal Envoy to Iraq, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, and calling on internatio ... discuss

The Catholic Church in Britain has desribed a decision by a budget hotel chain to remove Bibles from its hotel rooms as “bizarre and sinister”. Travelodge, a company with hotels in the U ... discuss

Pope Francis’ four day visit to South Korea which ended Monday could already be bearing fruit in helping to provide justice for victims of one of the country’s worst ferry disasters. Fol ... discuss

Pope Francis today had a brief meeting with religious leaders of Korea at the Myeong-dong Cathedral in Seoul.  After greeting them individually and receiving various gifts from some of them, th ... discuss

One of Pope Francis’ confreres, Jesuit Father John Chong Che-chon, has been the translator at the Pope’s side during the five-day Korea trip. The Korea Times this week reported on the 57 ... discuss

At a Mass for peace and reconciliation today, the last major activity on Pope Francis’ South Korea itinerary, the Holy Father showed that he continues to have the Iraq tragedy forefront in his m ... discuss

When President Obama took office the United States paid several millions of dollars to have a large number of Palestinians , ( All Muslim ), immigrated here from Palestine . Why? We don’t pay ... discuss

Pope Francis has told young people they must not figuratively be ‘asleep’ because, as a beloved part of today's Church, they have a duty and responsibility to bring their joy and optimism ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Tuesday, Week IV, 1129 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Tuesda ... discuss

The following sermon is posted/printed with the permission of the bride and groom, Jordan and Heather Swanson.  Text:  1 Corinthians 13 Grace and peace to you, Jordan and Heather, from ... discuss

There is an interesting psychological phenomenon that was identified in 1972 called "Groupthink". Wikipedia [HERE] gives us the definition:Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within ... discuss

He said to human beings, “Have respect for me. That will prove you are wise, and to keep from evil is the way to knowledge.” ~ Job 28:28, New International Readers Version, Bible in Basic ... discuss

On Sunday, Cardinal Gracias, the archbishop of Bombay and president of the Federation of the Asian Bishops' Conference, told thousands of young pilgrims gathered at Mass in Haemi, Korea, that the ... discuss

Here is the text of the greeting given today by Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay & president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, when Pope Francis met with the ... discuss

Below is the text of the discourse Pope Francis gave at this afternoon at 4:30, local time, at the concluding Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day in the square within the wall of the Castle of Haemi in So ... discuss

Gospel MT 15:21-28 At that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.  And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of D ... discuss

Addressing a group of bishops from almost three dozen Asian countries today, Pope Francis encouraged them to be firm in their identity as Christians when dialoguing with those around them, and said th ... discuss

Here is a Vatican translation of the text of the address Pope Francis gave today during his meeting with Asian bishops at the Haemi Martyrs’ Shrine. * * * Dear Brother Bishops, I offe ... discuss

We stumbled across a terrific new site today, Rightly Wired, and spent over an hour clicking some of the clever and inspired commentary at this site. Rightly Wired bills itself as Conservati ... discuss

During his apostolic voyage to South Korea, the Holy Father has not lost his ability to surprise. Yesterday, the 77-year-old Pontiff not only opted to take a high-speed train from Seoul to Daejeon r ... discuss

--- Roman Rite - XX Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A – August 17, 2014  Is 56, 1.6-7; Ps 67; Rm 11, 13-15.29-32; Mt 15, 21-28  Ambrosian Rite - X Sunday after Pentecost  1 ... discuss

How to reconcile ethical principles with the exigencies of running a business has long been a cause for debate. A new book looks at this from the perspective of the social teaching of the Catholic Chu ... discuss

Pope Francis’ personal envoy in Iraq, Cardinal Ferdinando Filoni told Vatican Radio the displaced people he’s met during his current tour of northern Iraq are calling for immediate assista ... discuss

As people who have sung with and under me probably know, I'm not a fan of the overuse of psalm tones. Chanting psalms in the office? Great use for them. Singing the gloria patri during the introit? Fa ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has received a warm welcome from the Korean people, many of whom praise him for his acts of compassion, stating that he has t ... discuss

During his apostolic visit to South Korea, Pope Francis has made a solemn visit to a garden memorial to pray for aborted babies. The Pope prayed in silence in front of the symbolic cemetery displayi ... discuss

A year of celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Saint Don Bosco began Saturday. The bicentennial of the founder of the Salesian Congregation will take place Aug. 16th, 2015. Her ... discuss

Pope Francis has called on laity to use their unique talents to advance the Church, and has reinforced how preserving the family unit is crucial. Addressing South Korean laity at 6:30 p.m., local ti ... discuss

Below is the discourse Pope Francis gave to laity at 6:30 p.m., local time, at the Spiritual Center in Kkottongnae, South Korea. In recognition of the fundamental importance of the role of the ... discuss

124 martyrs were declared blesseds by Pope Francis, as the crowds cheered on. More than 1million people filled the streets of Seoul to attend the Mass and beatification of Paul Yun-Ji-Chung and anot ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A young man from Hong Kong was moved by Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks during the opening celebration of the 6th Asian Youth Day ... discuss

As Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs today, he exhorted Koreans to follow the martyrs’ example and resist the urge to "water down the radical demands of the Gospel and to conform to the spirit ... discuss

Today all the grandbabies came. The Equuschick and I took all but the youngest on a long golf cart ride. We went to the cemetary nearby because this is what we do in this part of the country. We drove ... discuss

Here is a Vatican translation of the Italian-language homily Pope Francis delivered today at the beatification Mass for the Korean martyrs Paul Yun Ji-Chung and 123 companions. The Mass was hel ... discuss

Whew, just in time! Hours after we posted our story about Savannah Guthrie, the Today Show co-host delivered Vale Guthrie Feldman, all 8.5 pounds of her. Today’s Matt Lauer explained this morning th ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 15, 2014 / 08:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a press briefing with journalists following their lunch with Pope Francis, a Chinese and a Pakistani youth recall meeting the pontiff, ... discuss

Pope Francis has given young people three tools for how to be good witnesses to the Gospel and has called on them to say yes to the Lord. Speaking in English to the young people of Asia gathered at ... discuss

Dear Young Friends, "It is good for us to be here!" (Mt 17:4). These words were spoken by Saint Peter on Mount Tabor as he stood in the presence of Jesus transfigured in glory. Truly it is good for ... discuss

Young Catholics should stand their ground “armed with spiritual weapons” ready to challenge the destructive ideologies of the 21st century, a bishop has told a summer gathering. Bishop M ... discuss

Here is a translation of the address that Bishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik of Daejeon, South Korea, gave Pope Francis at the Mass in the World Cup Stadium in Daejeon Friday, the Feast of the Assumpti ... discuss

This afternoon, the Holy Father arrived at the Shrine of Solmoe, birthplace of the martyr St. Andrew Kim Taegon, Korea's first priest. Here below is the welcome address given by Bishop Lazza ... discuss

Pope Francis today celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption in Daejeon, South Korea, urging the congregation in the packed World Cup Stadium to "combat the allure of a materialism that stif ... discuss

Here is the text of the address Pope Francis gave today before praying the midday Angelus after the Mass he celebrated at World Cup Stadium in South Korea. The Pope gave the address in English. * ... discuss

Here is a Vatican translation of the homily Pope Francis gave today as he celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption, on the second day of his trip to South Korea. The Mass was celebrated i ... discuss

The director of the Vatican press office says that Pope Francis "is in good shape and is well pleased with his reception during the first day of his trip to South Korea.” Jesuit Father Federic ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Rhetoric vs. Reality - Late yesterday the Pentagon announced that observers on the ground determined that the crisis on Mt. Sinjar had eased, making a planned res ... discuss

Here is the latest column from Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. * * * With summer drawing to a close and a new school year just around the corner, it’s a good time to resume this c ... discuss




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