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U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and injured in the latest terrorist attacks in London. After celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Pentecost Sunday, the Pope offered public prayers for the victims of the attack that left 7 people dead and 48 injured, one of ...read more
There is a story within the story of Laudato Sì – Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical letter “On the Care of our Common Home.” The letter is an overview of the environmental crisis from a religious point of view. Until now, the dialogue about the environment has been framed mainly using political, scientific and economic language. ...read more
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year A – Sunday, June 11th, 2017 The Holy Trinity is a mystery that Scripture does not prove. This Sunday following Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Blessed Trinity. The Triune nature of God is the principal mystery of the Catholic faith. Today we contemplate the first and ...read more
Several events happened in Rome these past few days but first, let’s look at the new prayer intention video that the Pope released last week. For this month of June, the Pope is asking the world to join him in praying for peace and the elimination of the arms trade. This past Pentecost Sunday, the Pope, ...read more
Mission at the heart of the Christian faith Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again this year, World Mission Day gathers us around the person of Jesus, “the very first and greatest evangelizer” (Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 7), who continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the ...read more
Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday, the Solemnity of Pentecost, in St. Peter’s Square. Below, please find the full text of his homily in its official English translation: Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Solemnity of Pentecost 4 June 2017 Today concludes the Easter season, the fifty days that, from Jesus’ resurrection to Pentecost, are ...read more
This Pentecost weekend, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Some of you may be suspicious or cautious when it comes to the Charismatic Renewal, but there is no need to. This is one of the most visible fruits of the Second Vatican Council. The origins of the Charismatic movement are ...read more
What do you know about the Church in Latvia? This week, on the SLHour, Fr. Peter Skudra, director of Radio Maria Latvia joins us for a chat; Sebastian Gomes, on Connect5, speaks with retired patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, Billy Chan continues with tips on making the Mass less boring on Church for Dummies and Michael ...read more
“A Joy for all the Earth” is the official hymn for World Meeting of Families 2018 and was composed by young Irish composer Ephrem Feeley. The hymn found its inspiration in the document Amoris Laetitia – the Joy of Love, written in 2016 by Pope Francis following the Synods on the Family held the preceding ...read more
In this video, Fr. Rob Galea talks about the feast of Pentecost. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more