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On Sunday, December 4, 2016 Fidel Castro’s funeral will be held in Cuba. He died last week at the age of 90. The government announced, following his death, nine days of national mourning for one of the most popular and controversial figures of the last 60 years. The Catholic Church had a fundamental role to play ...read more
This Advent, Deacon Pedro teams up with Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich to see how Judaism can help us prepare for the coming of the Messiah. In the first episode, Deacon Pedro and Rabbi Aaron explore the meaning of words in Judaism. ...read more
Today the Holy Father met with the director of the latest film “Silence” at the Vatican. Martin Scorsese was in Rome for a screening of his movie for a group of Jesuits. The private audience was attended by the film’s producer, Scorsese’s family. The meeting followed his usual General Audience, where he completed his catechesis ...read more
The 2017 message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations was released Wednesday entitled, “Led by the Spirit for Mission”. In the message for this 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Pope reflects on the missionary dimension of our Christian calling. The Holy Father says that “commitment to mission is not something ...read more
Christmas preparations are coming along at the Vatican. The Pope’s schedule for Advent and Christmas was just released, a Christmas tree was erected in Saint Peter’s Square, and a nativity scene will soon make its appearance. This year, the Vatican’s Christmas decorations are environmentally friendly, have been made with the help of children, and reflect ...read more
In this episode, George Washington University student, Alli, tells our host, Colin, a story of how she encountered God’s Mercy. Fr. Adam Park provides insight and shows similarity to a story in the New Testament of the Bible. ...read more
Second Sunday of Advent, Year A – December 4th, 2016 In today’s Scripture readings, two of the three outstanding Advent guides (Isaiah, John the Baptist, and Mary) show us the proper attitude to assume as we prepare to welcome the Saviour of the world. First of all, Isaiah: the prophet of consolation and singer of ...read more
Pope Francis delivers Angelus address on First Sunday of Advent and sends message to Cuban president after Fidel Castro’s death. He also meets the recipients of the 2016 Ratzinger Prize, addresses the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and in Canada, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family has a new Executive Director. ...read more
*Update: My reflection is done! Check it out below: We are three days into our pilgrimage in the Holy Land. It’s been an absolutely incredible experience so far, walking in the footsteps of our Lord. We’ve had the chance to visit Nazareth and the house where Jesus was raised, Cana, where Jesus preformed his first ...read more
It seems that every year we have the same discussion around this time: what is the real meaning of Christmas? and let’s keep Christ in Christmas. There are even campaigns to boycott department stores that refuse to acknowledge the “reason for the season.” It’s so easy to jump onto that band wagon. To add to this, “Christmas” starts ...read more