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Vatican City, 3 February 2016 (VIS) – Next week Pope Francis will begin his apostolic trip to Mexico. From 12 to 17 February he will visit Mexico City, Ecatepec, Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Morelia and Ciudad Juarez, and will pray before Our Lady of Guadalupe. For the occasion, the agency Notimex recorded ...read more
On today’s edition of Perspectives, Pope Francis closes the Year for Consecrated Life with a Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord. The Holy Father also gives an exclusive interview to the Hong Kong-based online newspaper, Asia Times, Archbishop Miller of Vancouver writes to B.C. Premier regarding the Assisted Suicide Consultation and ...read more
On today’s edition of Perspectives, Pope Francis meets with religious men and women and confesses what tempts him. Plus, the International Eucharistic congress wrapped up and the next host was announced. ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For February 2016, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Care for Creation – That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations.  Asia – That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith ...read more
mer·cy noun: mercy; plural noun: mercies Compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. jus·tice noun: justice; plural noun: justices Just behavior or treatment. The quality of being fair and reasonable. By now you know that when trying to figure out what words mean, I always find ...read more
In the brief hush of ordinary time between the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Lent, parishes and diocese focus their attention on the day to day and week to week aspects of faith life. Even in that, there are a few things for us to share this week as a sample ...read more
The Holy See maintains diplomatic relations with 180 states. Among those are countries that do not have diplomatic relations with each other. Iran is one of those cases. Both Canada and the US do not currently have formal diplomatic relations with Iran. The Holy See, however, has maintained diplomatic relations with all three of these ...read more
(Photo: CNS) Pope Francis says a lot of surprising and challenging things.  Often I read something he’s said or written and say to myself, “I can’t believe he said that.”  Still—as with anything else—we can become desensitized to his spontaneity and candour, and we risk glossing over some of his highly consequential statements. One recent statement ...read more
The 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World focused largely on the family, language and church teaching. Join Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB and Italian Producer Matteo Ciofi as they delve deep into these issues in a special Italian-language episode ...read more
Pope Francis is coming out with a new book this March and its not your typical theological encyclical. This new book entitled “Dear Pope Francis” is a collection of questions asked by children to the Pope and his answers to them illustrated with a collection of drawings of children aged 6-13. The questions come to ...read more