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Dozens of poster posted by anonymous protestors opposing the Pope were plastered along streets in the center of Rome last Saturday morning. The posters depict a very stern looking Pope Francis and a clear message – criticizing some of his policies, and referring to specific events, such as the most recent events concerning the Order ...read more
Saints would be the first ones to declare that prayer is a battle. But a battle with who and what? Well, they would say, with ourselves and with whatever is keeping our eyes fixed on God. “The great figures of prayer of the Old Covenant before Christ, as well as the Mother of God, the saints, ...read more
To help clarify the Catholic Church’s positions on abortion, contraception, genetic engineering, fertility treatments, vaccines, frozen embryos and other life issues, the Vatican released an expanded and updated guide of the church’s bio-ethical teachings. Msgr. Jean-Marie Mupendawatu secretary delegate for health care in the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, said the charter “is a ...read more
Reflection for the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – February 11 This year as we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11, we also commemorate the 25th World Day of the Sick. My mind goes back to my first visit to famous shrine of Lourdes, one of the most visited ...read more
Today on Perspectives Daily, Pope Francis encourages the faithful to strive to be living signs of hope for the entire human family. Speaking during the weekly General Audience in the Paul 6th Hall, the Pope continued his catechesis on Christian hope, conceding that especially in times of darkness and difficulty, hope is no easy virtue. ...read more
One of the greatest but often overlooked gifts given to us by the Catholic Church are the many saints canonized over the years. They are given to us as examples of hope during all possible combinations of human hardship we might find ourselves in. This group provides real examples of people who have overcome great tribulations, ...read more
In a recent interview published  this month with the Italian magazine “Il Timone,” Cardinal Gerhard Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said that the interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia” falls solely to the Pope or the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation. The Vatican’s doctrinal chief said some bishops are interpreting Pope Francis’ document ...read more
Read Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2017 below: The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with ...read more
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – February 12th, 2017   Matthew’s Gospel reflects the situation of the early Church after the destruction of Jerusalem (70 AD). Throughout the Gospel, Jesus affirms the permanent validity of the Law (Matthew 5:18-19), but in a new interpretation, given with full authority (5:21-48). Jesus “fulfils” the Law ...read more
In today’s episode, look at a new papal first! Pope Francis recorded a video message that was shown to tens of thousands of fans on the jumbo-tron during Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons yesterday. In this message played on a big screen before the game at the NRG Stadium in ...read more