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The clock is ticking fast for the clergy in the Nigerian diocese of Ahiara, as the deadline to respond to the Pope’s ultimatum is just 17 days away. On June 8th, the Pope issued an unprecedented threat, giving the priests of that diocese thirties days to write him a letter promising total obedience or face ...read more
The theme for the 2017 SIGNIS World Congress, which took place this week in Quebec City, was “Media for a Culture of Peace: Promoting Stories of Hope.” It brought together SIGNIS partners from all over the world to meet, discuss, and strategize ways to effectively tell stories of hope through media. The headliner for the ...read more
Being a saint does not require spending long hours in prayer, but rather living life open to God in good times and in bad. This was the message from Pope Francis today at his weekly general audience where he continued his catechesis reflecting on the Saints as witnesses and companions of hope. Here now is ...read more
Earlier today, Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to the north of Italy to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor, challenged many of the faithful to, “step outside their comfort zones”. < Flying to Bozzolo in the region of Lombardy, the pope prayed at the tomb of Fr. Primo Mazzolari, a priest ...read more
Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – June 23, 2017 Ezekiel 34:11-16 Romans 5:5b-11 Luke 15:3-7 One of the most popular devotions within the Church is devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The geographic and historic center of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is in Paray-le-Monial, a small village in ...read more
Getting to personally know a refugee can wipe away fears and dismantle distorted ideologies. This was the message Pope Francis conveyed yesterday to highlight world Refugee Day, which is observed on June 20th. After praying the Angelus with visitors in St. Peter’s Square Sunday morning, the Pope asked that: “concrete attention go to the women, men and children ...read more