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Among the many topics discussed in our recent 2015 Year in Review program was the highly anticipated and much debated Synod of Bishops part two, on the vocation and mission of the family today. It was easily the biggest news story in the Catholic world last year, and could very well carry over into 2016. That’s ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives we take a look to the celebrations of the solemnity of Epiphany at the Vatican and we show you how Iraqi refugees celebrate Christmas ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For January 2016, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Interreligious Dialogue – That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice. Christian Unity –That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity and with the ...read more
On Wednesday morning, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Francis presided over the Eucharistic celebration in the Vatican Basilica. Below is the text of the homily the Pope pronounced after the proclamation of the Holy Gospel and the proclamation of the day of Easter, which this year is celebrated on March 27: The words of the ...read more
A Palestinian Christian prays in the Church of Nativity on Christmas Eve in Bethlehem, West Bank. CNS photo/Debbie Hill ...read more
The new year brought some new things for the Church: a new diocese in North American, and a new bilateral agreement. Jubilee Year celebrations continue and we hear from Pope Francis about how and why Mary is a door to mercy. ...read more
Fireworks light up the night sky near a giant Christmas tree along a bay walk in Palawan, Philippines, Dec. 1, 2011. The Philippines, a mainly Roman Catholic country, is known for its rich pageantry around the Advent and Christmas season. CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters ...read more
Last week we saw that the reason why we need mercy is because we are sinners. St. Paul tells the Ephesians, “we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead ...read more
Children touch the wings of a man dressed as an angel as he holds a sign reading “Christmas with Jesus is happiness” in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Dec. 13, 2011. Members of the Christian church Psalm 100 regularly dress as angels holding signs with religious messages for people to read. CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters ...read more
St. Mary’s Cathedral is illuminated by a 246-foot projected Lights of Christmas display Dec. 13, 2012 in Sydney. CNS photo/Tim Wimborne, Reuters ...read more