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(CNS Photo: A rare full moon glows over Vatican City on Christmas Eve, 2015) Another marvelous cosmic discovery was made this week: seven earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just under 40 million light years away. Nasa’s discovery strengthened the popular hypothesis that other “earths,” that is, distant planets able to sustain life, most ...read more
Keynote Address to The National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy 2017 NOCERCC Convention Oblate Renewal Center – San Antonio, Texas Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, Canada February 23, 2017 No one can deny the fact that Pope Francis has introduced into the Church (and the world) ...read more
Last Sunday, Pope Francis visited the parish of Santa Maria Josefa del Cuore di Gesù in Ponte di Nona, in the eastern outskirts of Rome, an area of ??town that suffers problems such as poverty and unemployment. It was his thirteenth visit to a parish in his diocese. John Paul II had also visited that ...read more
Catholics who remember the paradigm shift that took place at Vatican II often point to the transformation of the liturgy as its most concrete expression. That’s understandable. As Catholics, the Mass is the most frequented celebration in the life of the community.  Even if you didn’t follow the theological developments at the Council, you couldn’t escape the ...read more
“He imposes peace in His heights. Can His troops be numbered? On whom does His light not shine?[…] even the moon is not bright, and the stars are not pure in His sight.” Book of Job, Chapter 25 Few books of the Bible are as telling as The Book of Job. Some books of the ...read more
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – February 26th, 2017 In today’s reading from Matthew’s Gospel (6:25-34), Jesus does not deny the reality of human needs (6:32), but forbids making them the object of anxious care and, in effect, becoming their slave. Those who truly know God as the heavenly Father revealed by Jesus ...read more