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Let go to France now, where the head of the French bishops’ conference welcomed the recent election of President-elect Emmanuel Macron, and hopes that the June legislative elections will not place the country “in an ungovernable situation.” Archbishop Georges Pontier, president of the French bishops’ conference, told Vatican Radio that French Catholics are “divided like ...read more
An interview with Fr. Gian Matteo Roggio On April 20, this year, a Consistory declared that two of the visionary little shepherds of Fatima, Francisco and his sister Jacinta Marto, would be proclaimed Saints on May 13, on the occasion of Pope Francis’s travel to Portugal, for the hundredth anniversary of the apparitions of Our ...read more
Last month on April 11, 2014, Pope Francis addressed the Italian Pro-Life movement with these provocative words: “We know that human life is sacred and inviolable. Every civil right rests on the recognition of the first and fundamental right, that of life, which is not subordinate to any condition, be it quantitative, economic or, least ...read more
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A – May 14th, 2017 The mystery of our spiritual union with Christ lies at the heart of the liturgy for the Fifth Sunday of Easter for this year. In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles (6:1-7), we learn that a clear perception of the diversity of ...read more
This Fatima anniversary is making us think, of course about apparitions. Of the thousands of reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary, only 22 have been officially approved by the Church. Other than Fatima, Guadalupe and Lourdes are probably the best known. Guadalupe, in Mexico, is the most popular Marian shrine in the world, with an ...read more
So after many months of speculation, it turns out that, Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump, will actually meet face to face. The meeting will take place on Wednesday May 24th at the Apostolic Palace when the US President will be in Italy for the G-7 Summit. Now the question on people’s minds is, will ...read more
What does it mean to be pro-life? To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good. It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from ...read more
There are a few things you need to know about Fatima: It is one of the main and most significant apparitions of Our Lady, the Virgin Mary. It took place in the town of Fatima, Portugal. There were 6 apparitions between May 13 and October 13, 1917. On these 6 occasions, Mary appeared to three ...read more
    Passover What do Passover and Easter have in common? I’m taking a few week’s off Deacon-strucing to share with you this little series I did last year with my friend Rabbi Aaron Flaznraich about the significance of Passover. I’m a firm believer that the more we understand the faith of our elder brothers ...read more
(CNS photo/Paul Haring: Pope Francis (left), Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II (center), Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (right), spiritual head of the Eastern Orthodox churches, attend an ecumenical prayer service at the Church of St. Peter in Cairo, as an image of the risen Lord stands behind them. April 28, 2017.) With a providential twist in the ...read more