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"The Great Awakening with Pastor Bent Altschul of Great Among The Nations" video is now available in English, French, Spanish, and German languages depicting Pastor Altschul's riveting life's story an ... discuss

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Tuesday of Holy Week “It is too little, he says, for you to be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and restore the survivors of Israel: I will make you a light to the nations, that my s ... discuss

According to Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia of Turin, the three events of the Exposition of the Holy Shroud, of the Bicentenary of Don Bosco and the Pope’s visit, are the sign of God’s assista ... discuss

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Fascinating:  A microbioligist and a medieval scholar got together and tested an old Anglo Saxon remedy for the eye sty.  It seems it could be extremely effective on MRSA. The whole thing is pretty ... discuss

Addressing the American University  Catholic Community at AU's multifaith center, April 20, 2013. To have me speak at your college or parish, contact me via the form in the right-hand sidebar.Tod ... discuss

 Michelangelo's PietáToday is the 24th Sunday in ordinary time, but it also is September 15, the day liturgically reserved for the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. While miss the reading cycle f ... discuss

If you were in similar shoes as mine, which, alas, were not in Rome yesterday, I hope you enjoyed watching EWTN's production of the Mass of canonization as much as I did. (I think there's still an opp ... 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

I stumbled upon a pretty awesome articulation of the theology of priestly celibacy from the 7th century. This defense of priestly celibacy from the patristic era is a very pithy and theologically load ... discuss

Recently, the Catholic Answers apologist Jimmy Akin wrote a very interesting post on the dating of the Gospel of John. I read the text differently than he does. Below is a synopsis of his argument (I ... discuss

I thought I would publish some of my notes. Since 2011, I have been teaching Biblical Greek at JP Catholic University. One of the things that always surprised the students was how quickly they could r ... discuss

Notes taken from my first read through volume six some 17 years ago- this section of my notes focused on religion and CM Basic principles: According to volume six, and probably every other book, Charl ... discuss

“The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is t ... discuss

I have a confession to make.I am not a fan of Jane Austen's novels.Yes, I know she is a skilled writer. I appreciate her humor and satire. I've even taught Pride and Prejudice.And as a veteran En ... discuss

English translation:Hear, O heaven, my words full of longing and suffused with joy.Echo: I hear!I beseech you,tell me who is she that rises up, bright as the dawn, and I shall bless her.Echo: I shall ... discuss

Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ Angelus address today, following the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square: *** Before the Angelus At the end of this celebration, I affectio ... discuss

(April 25, 1792 – March 29, 1866) was an English churchman and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford (1870).John Keble, born 1792, ordained Priest in 1816, tutor at Oxford from 1818 to 1823, publis ... discuss

New Ave Maria Finale for AirMaria Ave Maria! Here is a new finale or "outro" featuring the text "Ave Maria" (or Hail Mary in English) that we friars use so often. It will be used on some of our vid ... discuss

The Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, His Beatitude Khanania Dinkha IV, died yesterday, reported the Assyrian International News Agency. At 10:04 a.m. at the ... discuss

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By SOPHIE DRUFFNERSo the Jews said to him,“Now we are sure that you are possessed.Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say,‘ ... discuss

 Twisting “art” to justify China’s brutally repressive One-Child Policy By Dave Andrusko We’re out of our home for a few days so w ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2015 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has told a French paper that doctrinal, or even disciplinar ... discuss

London, England, Mar 26, 2015 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A prestigious Catholic school in London fears that altering its admissions criteria – as it was ordered to do by an English government ... discuss

Following Royal Assent being given to the Modern Slavery Bill today, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster welcomed the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The bill creates two new civil orders to preve ... discuss

Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili is preparing to visit Vatican City in Rome and meet Pope Francis, the world leader of the Catholic Church. According to, the announcement of ... discuss

Marking the first prison term handed down by authorities in Zhejiang province following a demolition campaign targeting hundreds of churches, a Chinese court Tuesday sentenced a Protestant pastor to a ... discuss

by Phyllis Schlafly: Since the costs will come due only after Obama has left the White House, I guess he doesn’t care how high are those costs. But the costs are horrendous, as just added up by ou ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. God’s teaching, while rich in its depths for theologians, is remarkable in its simplicity for ordinary men. Simplex, the Latin word for simple, means “without fold” ... discuss

In China, Zhang Di made the decision to have an abortion after finding out her 16-year-old sister, Zhang Wenhui, needed a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Doctors told Zhang Di that a transplant wa ... discuss

Dear Community, This March 25th feast day, represents the symbolic interval of a full-term pregnancy, reminding us of the reality and dignity of human life from day one at the moment of conception. &# ... discuss

Nottingham, England, Mar 25, 2015 / 02:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In preparation for the reinternment of the remains of Richard III, a 15th century English king whose body was only recently rediscovered, ... discuss

Our Lady of Walsingham, Patroness of All English-Speaking PeoplesIn the spirit of Becket, Fisher and More, nearly 500 Catholic priests in Great Britain  have signed a letter urging this year's Sy ... discuss

A conference was held yesterday in the Hall of Congresses of the Sant’ Egidio Community, which gathered representatives of the Catholic Church and Shi’ite institutions. The participants ad ... discuss

In the wake of the Syrian regime’s taking full control of this ancient Christian city almost a year ago, a measure of normality has returned for local residents, including a remnant of the Chris ... discuss

The Islamic State has shown a video documenting the alleged ‘conversion’ of an Assyrian Christians to Islam, reported Fides. On the websites under IS control, their militants have posted ... discuss

Here is the translation of the address given by Pope Francis during today's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! A good morning… but it ... discuss

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On March 25, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, which is the coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the special mission God had chosen for her ... discuss

‘We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and ... discuss

FULL-TIME HS ENGLISH TEACHER Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeCentral Catholic High School (Toledo, OH)Central Catholic High School is seeking a full-time English Teacher. Successful candidat ... discuss

In an exclusive interview with ZENIT, Patriarch Fouad Twal speaks of Church reform and what he believes is needed. While noting that presently, the most talked about area of reform has to do with fa ... discuss

Here are the speaking notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin on the Church's teaching on marriage today, a lecture given last week to the Iona Institute. * * * “I am grateful to the I ... discuss

Walter Hilton was an innovator. He was the first man to write a book of mysticism in the English language. At that time, Latin was the language of the church--although Wycliffe and his Lollards had wo ... discuss

For a few years, I have been working on babyloss comfort boxes to be given in honor and memory of Lily Katherine to the Birth Center where she was born. This has been a project for my mom and I to do ... discuss

On March 21st, Kara Tippetts, a 38-year-old mother with terminal cancer who tried to persuade Brittany Maynard to reconsider her decision to die through assisted suicide last year, passed away. Friend ... discuss

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated a Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the former king in Leicester today From The Catholic Herald (UK)Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that offering a Re ... discuss

This past weekend, March 21-22, many of our parishes included a letter from me that was read during Mass. It highlighted some of the needs we face in preparing for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) ... discuss

The Assyrian Church of the East has reaffirmed that it is not associated with any of the warring parties in the Syrian conflict. According to Fides, Assyrian Bishop Afram Athnil wrote to leaders of ... discuss

On Saturday, following his meeting with the clergy at the Cathedral, Pope Francis made his way to the Basilica of Gesu Nuovo where he met with the sick. Here is a translation of the words Pope Franc ... discuss

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Baghdad, has returned to Padre Pio’s Hospital in San Giovanni Rotondo -- a propitious and opportune occasion to meet with him and to reflect further on n ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1. Father daughter danceWhat does a guy do the night before his 57th birthday?  He takes his 9-year-old daughter to the father-daughter dance ... discuss

----- Original Message ----- From: 4x4 Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2015 Subject: Things You Should Know About Bibi Netanyahu. Make him the President 5 Things You Should Know About Bibi Netanya ... discuss

The ancient kingdom of Armenia was the first country to become Christian, and it recognizes Gregory as its apostle. Armenia was a buffer state between the powerful empires of Rome and Parthia (Persia) ... discuss

This is about to be a review of Man of La Mancha, but I never got around to plugging The Metromaniacs, which closes today, so you should rush and see it if you can. I have something of a crush now on ... discuss

About a year ago, the Intercollegiate Review published a list of what they called the best fifty books of the 20th century.  I’ve read about a dozen of them, although I’m relieved I can  ... discuss

Great Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission has just published a report about the laws protecting freedom of religion and belief. The commission interviewed almost 2,500 people and in ... discuss

Some Greeks who had come to worship at the Passover Feast came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee,  and asked him, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went and told An ... discuss

The latest issue of The Truth, the newsletter of Les Femmes, is not online at our website yet, but I thought I would post the lead article with footnotes for those concerned about the upcoming Ordinar ... discuss

   Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) is a famous thirteenth century Latin hymn thought to be written by Thomas of Celano.[1] It is a medieval Latin poem characterized by its accentual stress and its ... discuss

Pope Francis has told prisoners that not even the bars of a prison can make the Lord tire of calling us back to him. Speaking to the prisoners of the Giuseppe Salvia Detention Center of Poggioreale ... discuss

In spite of the notoriety the southern Italian city of Naples has for organized crime and chaos, Pope Francis has assured its people that "God lives in Naples."  Speaking to the thousands gathe ... discuss

The sun rises slowly in Scampia, awaiting the arrival of Pope Francis this morning, silhouetted against the the seven “Vele” (Sails), the enormous urban housing building designed by archit ... discuss

University of Texas-Arlington pro-abortion students have tried shutting down the Pro-Life Mavericks’ cross display with both petitions and vandalism, but to no avail. They’ve now decided ... discuss

Below is the Vatican Radio provided translation of Pope Francis' prayer this morning in Pompei during his one day pastoral visit there and to Naples: *** Pope’s Prayer in Pompeii Virgin of ... discuss

Pope Francis has kicked off his pastoral visit to Pompei and Naples. This morning, the Holy Father left the Vatican by helicopter at 7 a.m., and arrived at the meeting area of the Shrine of Pom ... discuss

(2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI. He helped build a favourable case for Henry's divorc ... discuss

I remember back in junior high school, having a then-deep and philosophical conversation with one of my equally-deep 12 year old friends about what makes a bad word "bad".We surmised that we should be ... discuss

A Dab of Dickens & A Touch of Twain: Literary Lives from Shakespeare's Old England to Frost's New England Author Elliot Engel is an English professor and this book shows that anyone who takes his clas ... discuss

Pope Francis has named Father Mario E. Dorsonville-Rodríguez, 54, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, as an auxiliary bishop of the same archdiocese.  Bishop-elect Dorsonville-Rodr& ... discuss

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"Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the rights and privileges of a Cardinal, expressed in canons 349, 353 and 356 of the Code of Canon Law, presented by His Eminence Cardinal Keith Michael P ... discuss

The Vatican’s Office for Liturgical Celebrations has released Pope Francis' event-filled Holy Week and Easter. According to the list of the Pope's Liturgical Celebrations published today, all ... discuss

Below is the Vatican-provided address of Pope Francis' words to Japanese bishops this morning in the Vatican on the occasion of their 'ad limina' visit: *** Dear Brother Bishops, I offer you a w ... discuss

Pope Francis believes that Japan’s early Christian communities, who despite being persecuted for centuries kept the faith alive, can inspire today’s Catholics. Speaking to Japanese bisho ... discuss

Roman Rite Jer 31, 31-34; Ps 51; Heb 5, 7-9; Jn 12, 20-33[1] Ambrosian Rite - Fifth Sunday of Lent - “of Lazarus" DT 6, 4a.20-25; Ps 104; Eph 5.15 to 20; Jn 11.1 to 53 1) See the good ... discuss

Here is the fourth Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa.  * * * Today we will meditate on the common faith of the Ea ... discuss

Father Robert Barron is the founder of the global ministry, Word on Fire, and the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary. He is the creator of the award winning documentary series, "Cat ... discuss

was born in Northumbria in northern England about 625. One night, while tending a herd of sheep, he saw lights in the sky which he interpreted as a soul being escorted heavenward by a band of angels. ... discuss

Time for GOP to give President Obama what hefeared 6 yrs ago! Cartoon by Steve Breen ofThe San Diego Union-Tribune 4/5/2009by Kate Scanlon: After a failed attempt to block implementation of the presi ... discuss

Pope Francis has sent a video message to the Catholic University of Argentina, in the Campus of Puerto Madero, for the opening of its new main Church. In the message, the Holy Father stressed t ... discuss

photo credit: Motty, Creative Commons Attribution LicenseI was just going to post something silly and run away, but then I felt guilty about having time for a joke and no time to honor St. Joseph ... discuss

Fr. John Hunwicke is a priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Anglican priests who entered the Catholic Church during the reign of Pope Benedict). His post today encourages the reunion o ... discuss

The Holy See has sent a strong message condemning the museum terrorist attack in Tunisia. Today, the Holy Father sent his condolences to those affected in the massacre via a telegram sent on hi ... discuss

Pope Francis sent a message to the parish community of Saint John Bosco in Buenos Aires, which will be inaugurated this Sunday, March 22. It is the first slum parish, located in the Villa Miseria, ded ... discuss

Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, is the CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and the English Language Assistant to the Holy See Press Office. --- --- --- The present challenges to fath ... discuss

In the face of the Ebola epidemic that to date has claimed some 10,000 lives and is still wreaking havoc in West Africa, the Holy See through the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is launching ... discuss

This report is contributed by Antonia van Alten of Aid to the Church in Need. A bishop from the Democratic Republic of Congo has condemned last month’s murder of a priest in the strongest poss ... discuss

She was an only child, and both her parents had already passed from this life. Her husband was unemployed and she was struggling to take care of her year-and-a-half-old daughter. A number of her husba ... discuss

Clothes, food, money and other aid are helping more than 230,000 displaced flood victims in Malawi, reported Fides. The nation’s bishops distributed these donations totaling some 1 billion kwa ... discuss

Day Five introduces instinct and reason to the universe, and thus establishes the basis for what will become evil, or sin, and eventually the entire concept of crime. On a reading of Day Five, that ma ... discuss

Population control-inspired “reproductive health” training programs are underway at Tanzanian universities this month, warned Emil Hagamu, director of English-speaking Africa for Human Life Intern ... discuss

This reflection is written by Judy Klein and republished from the Catholic Writers Guild blog. Lent is a time for unlocking. Unlocking the doors to hope. And unlocking the doors of our hearts t ... discuss

George Gaenswein has given an extensive interview to the Italian publication Oggi. In the interview which the prefect of the Papal Household and private secretary to Pope Benedict XVI granted yester ... discuss

As legislation to repeal the death penalty is being debated in Nebraska, the state's bishops today released a statement in support of the bill. With an 8-0 vote last week, the state's judiciary comm ... discuss

In St. Peter’s Basilica during the Communal Penance Service Pope Francis announced last Friday, March 13, the celebration of an “extraordinary Holy Year”. This “Jubilee of Merc ... discuss

was born in Jerusalem around 315, and became bishop of that city in about 349. The years between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Council of Constantinople (381) were troubled years, in which the Ch ... discuss

On Monday, Pope Francis received Brother Alois, Prior of the Taize Community, at the Vatican. The Holy Father “was very attentive to the Community’s ecumenical vocation and reception of yo ... discuss

The Holy See announced today that Pope Francis has named Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, the Apostolic Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan as the Apostolic Nuncio in Cuba. Archbishop Lingua will succeed Archbishop ... discuss

Just a few things for St. Patrick's Day. A Joke from Miss Cellania some time ago, but which I continually find amusing. Mrs. O'Connor wants a Divorce"Well, Mrs. O'Connor, so you want a divorce?" the ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Patrick (387-493), the patron saint of Ireland. It is on the Emerald Isle that today is both a national and religious holiday. At one time, the bars woul ... discuss

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Population control-inspired “reproductive health” training programs are underway at Tanzanian universities this month, warned Emil Hagamu, director of English-speaking ... discuss

Pakistan’s Prime Minister must take part of the blame for yesterday’s deadly attacks Christian worshipers in Lahore, India, according to one of the country’s leading prelates. Arch ... discuss

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Goal: to give ideas and experiences in as many branches of our relationships as possible. (relationships with the natural world, the technological world, relationships with the story of mankind past a ... discuss

was born about 390, in southwest Britain, somewhere between the Severn and the Clyde rivers, son of a deacon and grandson of a priest. When about sixteen years old, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates a ... discuss

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Below is a translation of the Pope's address to the bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this morning in the Vatican on the occasion of their visit “ad Limina Apostolor ... discuss

“As laypeople, you are immersed in the world and you engage in earthly realities to serve the good of man.” Pope Francis made this statement Saturday afternoon when he met members of the ... discuss

Friday evening during the penitential liturgy over which he presided in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Jubilee of mercy, and just a day after, Syrian Catholics are ... discuss

"Teaching is a beautiful work," Pope Francis has said, noting, “Too bad that teachers are underpaid."  The Holy Father made these remarks while addressing members of the Union of Italian ... discuss

Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' address to members of the Italian Catholic Union of School Teachers (UCIIM) Saturday at noon in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall: * *  * Dear gentl ... discuss

There’s a lot of material below, fleshing out the items I put in this handy printable chart you can save and keep in your own notebook, or post to the fridge.  To print, click on the picture to ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In the ancient world, the pseudo sciences of alchemy, astrology and magic prevailed in backgrounds of secrecy and darkness. To produce the magical elixir that transforms ... discuss

Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,  so must the Son of Man be lifted up,  so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 13, 2015 / 02:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy interview with a Mexican multimedia group Pope Francis hit on several topics including his visit to the U.S., where he symbolically ... discuss

Here is the translation of Pope Francis' words before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, To ... discuss

Aleppo, Syria, Mar 15, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On April 22, 2013, both the Greek and Syriac Orthodox archbishops of Aleppo, Boulos Yazigi and Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, were kidnapped in Syr ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 13, 2015 / 10:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his homily for a Lenten penitential service, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Jubilee to start at the end of the year, which will b ... discuss

First, an apology- I promised to have this done yesterday, and I actually did. Only when I hit publish, wordpress asked ‘are you sure you want to do this?’ and then decided for me that I d ... discuss

Contact: Rachel Ritchie,  English Media Director, China Aid, 888-889-7757, 432-553-1080 cell, 432-689-6985 other, TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- A ... discuss

Contact: Fr. Joseph Eddy, 267-670-0503 PHILADELPHIA, March 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- With news of the martyrdom of 21 Christians by fundamentalist Muslims in Egypt still fresh in their minds, ... discuss

“Children’s children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.”  DRB (Read these scriptures and more at  “Grandma, Grandp ... discuss

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (Author), Charlotte Brewster Jordan (Translator) Reader Review: This book depicts in great detail a way of life that is so changed from the ... discuss

Below is the Vatican-provided joint statement on "Supporting the Human Rights of Christians and Other Communities, particularly in the Middle East" at the 28th Session of the Human Rights Co ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: It was just last year that Mexico held its first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign. Now that one campaign has turned into four! There are many challenge ... discuss

“The diplomatic activity of the Holy See is not content to observe events or evaluate their importance,” Cardinal Parolin has said, “nor can it remain merely a critical voice.” ... discuss

The president of the episcopal conference of Korea has exhorted the Church to put the poor at core of its mission. Archbishop of Gwangju, South Korea, Igino Kim Hee-Joong, who is in Rome for his bis ... discuss

Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis' address to Korean bishops at the Vatican this morning. The bishops are in Rome for their Ad limina visit. *** Dear Brother Bishops, It is a gr ... discuss

Here below is the statement by Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, at the 28th Session of the H ... discuss

Only two patriarchs of Rome, Leo I and Gregory I, have been given the popular title of "the Great." Both served during difficult times of barbarian invasions in Italy; and during Gregory's term of off ... discuss

Without warning, we here at man with black hat went on hiatus, for reasons to be explained herein. So much has happened in the Church and in the world during this time, much of which in the former rea ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by Gary McCoy  (via orig article)by Dr. Thomas Sowell:  The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of ... discuss

"Above all," Cardinal Timothy Dolan has said, Cardinal Edward Egan "served Jesus as he loved and served the children, the sick, the families, the poor and the elderly through the Church." Durin ... discuss

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Whereas the first 365 days of Pope Francis’ pontificate were commented on in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, with the authoritative signature of Ferruccio De Bortoli, this time the Ho ... discuss

Release by Voice of the Family:Cardinal calls for saint-like love in defence of marriage9 March 2015: A prominent Cardinal of the Catholic Church has called for Catholics to imitate the Christian mar ... discuss

Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * *  Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. In today’s catechesis ... discuss

During today's General Audience, Pope Francis reminded the faithful gathered that this year marks the 5th centenary of the birth of St. Teresa of Jesus in Avila, Spain. “May [St. Teresa's] spi ... discuss

This Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will again wash the feet of inmates. Today, the Vatican announced that Holy Thursday evening, April 2, the Holy Father will go to the Rebibbia prison in Ro ... discuss

"Providing pastoral care for over 36,000 Refugees is not an easy task." During the visit of a delegation of Nigerian Bishops to their countrymen fleeing the violence of Boko Haram, Bishop Bruno ... discuss

In the wake of the killing of the 21 Coptic Christians’ murder, the U.S. Bishops have invited people of all faiths to pray for those being persecuted for their faith around the world. This was ... discuss

"In a society which overlooks and discards the elderly, may the Church acknowledge their contributions and gifts, and help them to foster a fruitful dialogue between the generations." During his wee ... discuss

While lamenting that the situation in the Holy Land is troubling and its Christians are being tested, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem said that if we trust in the name of the Lord—and Him only& ... discuss

On May 22 the people of Ireland will vote in a referendum that if approved will allow same-sex "marriage". On Tuesday the Irish bishops published a statement urging people to reflect seriously when ... discuss

The world has changed, hasn’t it? The world we live in today is not the world as it was a few years ago. In just the past few decades we have entered into a digital world, and you and I ar ... discuss

Here is a translation of the various meetings Pope Francis had with groups in the Roman parish of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer in Tor Bella Monaca on Sunday.  * * * MEETING WITH THE SICK IN T ... discuss

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, sent a letter addressed to bishops around the world regarding the upcoming 'Collecta pro Terra Sancta', the collection ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 10, 2015 / 07:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis gave a recent interview with an Argentinian shanty town's community paper, where he touched on how he feels about ISIS threats and j ... discuss

The first appearance of the word “euthanasia” in English occurs in Francis Bacon’s discussion of incurable diseases. He exhorts doctors to tend to the terminally ill, for the “office of the ph ... discuss

On Monday, March 2, the film “Shades of Truth” was presented in Rome. Written and directed by Liana Marabini, it was produced by Condor Pictures. It is a film with an exceptional cast. A ... discuss

Pope Francis sent a letter to Cardinal Aurelio Poli, Grand Chancellor of the Catholic University of Argentina to mark the 100th anniversary of its founding. According to a translation by Vatican Rad ... discuss

Wewak, Papua New Guinea, Mar 10, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Next month, a Polish missionary to Papua New Guinea will continue his 23-year ministry to the Melanesian nation with the added respon ... discuss

On Saturday, Pope Francis met in Saint Peter’s Square with the Communion and Liberation movement, on the 60thanniversary of the birth of the Movement and the 10thanniversary of the death of its ... discuss

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Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has taken the oath as Camerlengo of the Catholic Church. According to the director of the Holy See Press ... discuss

Pope Francis met with King Philip and Queen Mathilde of Belgium today at the Vatican. According to a communique released by the Holy See Press Office, the Pope and the Belgian royal couple "dis ... discuss

On Saturday, Pope Francis celebrated a Mass at the Roman Parish of Ognissanti (All Saints) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Mass celebrated in Italian. In 1965, Blessed Paul VI celeb ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. “Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord.” “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church . . .” St. Paul’s famous passage on marriage in ... discuss

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"Do we allow the Lord to do a 'cleansing' in our hearts and to drive out the idols?" During his Angelus address to the faithful in St. Peter's Square today at noon, Pope Francis urged pilgrims to co ... discuss

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The Democratic Party leader in America’s House of Representatives stormed from the floor of the House before Netanyahu had finished saying his goodbyes following his speech to Congress. From ... discuss

Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves,  as well as the money changers seated there. He made a whip ... discuss

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Charlotte Mason believed in using the Bible directly with children, and not through paraphrases, but through what she called ‘Bible English.’ She also wrote that children: “Should kn ... discuss

Bishop of Lincoln (1829 - 8 March 1910) was an English bishop. King was the second son of the Reverend Walker King, Archdeacon of Rochester and rector of Stone, Kent. King graduated from Oriel College ... discuss

It was a solution right up there with “Let them eat cake.” Addressing the issue of Jews fleeing Europe due to increasing Islamic terrorism and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for them t ... discuss

Below is the Vatican-provided address of Archbishop Paul Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States, yesterday during the meeting of the legal advisors of the Episcopal Conferences of Europe, orga ... discuss

St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)Question: "What does Ephesians 6:12 mean when it says that we struggle against evil powers in high places?"When you are trying to understand a passage, if you don't know th ... discuss

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