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Reflecting on the day’s Gospel, which narrates the parable of the unforgiving servant, the Pope urged all Christians to open their hearts to forgiveness, and said that to be able to build peace, one must be able to forgive. “Forgiveness does not deny the injustice one has been subjected to”, the Pope said, “but it acknowledges the fact, that the human being, created in the image of God, is always superior to the wrong that is committed." Commenting on Jesus’ invitation to forgive “not seven times, but seventy-seven times,” the Pope said, it means, “that Christians are called always to show forgiveness." ...read more
On September 21 each year, it is good to reflect a vocation story from Matthew’s Gospel: the call and vocation of the evangelist in 9:9-13. Before Matthew became a disciple of Christ, he was a tax collector or “publican” in the town of Capernaum. Although Luke and Mark do say that Levi and Matthew are ...read more
I am extremely grateful to God for such a faith-filled, joyful pilgrimage experience with three million people from all over the world. Turbulent heat waves, rain, thunderstorms, and the sweat of three million people. Who knew what I was getting myself into as soon as I spontaneously booked my flight to Kraków, Poland. Being a ...read more
The phrase “my friend Jesus” brings up memories of the 70s and playing folk music at Mass. But what can Jesus teach us about friendship? Last week we looked at a very important quality of friendship: Faithfulness. A good friend sticks with you through thick and thin. They may not be able to help you ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, author Peter Kreeft tells us what Catholics and Protestants can learn from each other and we speak with conductor and composer JJ Wright about his Advent/Christmas album, O Emmanuel. We also speak with author Dr. Greg Popcak about his latest book, the BeDADitudes and we meet ...read more
In this Video Fr. Rob Galea talks about Euthanasia / Mercy Killing from a Catholic perspective. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more
“Woman, behold your son… behold your mother.” Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your Son.” Then he said to the ...read more
Pope gave this piece of advise to new bishops who were in Rome for an annual Vatican training sessions for new bishops. Read about it here. ...read more
In the Philippines, Manila's Cardinal, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, has asked for all church bells at the archdiocese to be rung every evening, starting this Thursday, to remember the thousands of people killed in the government's campaign against drug dealers and addicts. The Manila Archdiocese now joins a long list of dioceses across the country, that started commemorating the deaths by tolling church bells nightly. ...read more
Immediately following the Papal trip to Colombia, organizers are now finalizing the last minute details for the Pope’s next Apostolic trip, which is just over two months away. This time, the Pope’s travels, will bring the world’s attention to Bangladesh and Myanmar. This report now from Devin Watkins at Vatican Radio. Both of these Asian ...read more