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«Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace » At the beginning of this New Year, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to the world’s peoples and nations, to heads of state and government, and to religious, civic and community leaders. I wish peace to every man, woman and child, and I pray that the image ...read more
Christmas preparations are coming along at the Vatican. The Pope’s schedule for Advent and Christmas was just released, a Christmas tree was erected in Saint Peter’s Square, and a nativity scene will soon make its appearance. This year, the Vatican’s Christmas decorations are environmentally friendly, have been made with the help of children, and reflect ...read more
The Gospel passage we have just heard (cf. Lk 6:27-36) is often referred to as the “Sermon on the Plain”. After choosing the Twelve, Jesus came down with his disciples to a great multitude of people who were waiting to hear him and to be healed. The call of the Apostles is linked to this ...read more
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, appeared on CBC Radio PEI on Friday October 21, 2016 to discuss Salt + Light, Pope Francis, the Vatican and more. Listen below: ...read more
In case you missed it, our very own Emilie Callan is now the new host of Vatican Connections, our weekly show covering all things Vatican from around the world. I’m sure you’ve seen Emilie all around our network, most predominantly as a member of our French Department, but also making an appearance on some of our ...read more
It was October 27, 1986 when St. John Paul II gathered in the same place with the religious leaders of the world to promote peace in the name of dialogue. No more than 100 people gathered, a number which today has multiplied by five. The meeting was attended by 50 representatives of Christian Churches, including ...read more
This week, the Council of Cardinals ended their 16th plenary meeting and the Commission for the Protection of Minors provide procedures to prevent abuse in the Church. ...read more
  There were significant resignations and several important nominations behind Vatican walls this week. The long expected retirement of Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi finally came to pass.  As well some high anticipated appointments were finally made and they speak volumes about the new Roman Curia. After ten years at the head of the Holy See ...read more
There are many ways to live a World Youth Day. Of these, the classic one is to be a faithful attendant of the special occurrence. Another one is to tell what’s happening, instead, and bring others into the event. This is the role I’ll be covering in 360 degrees over the next few days, and ...read more
On Friday, May 6, in the Sala Regia of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the International Charlemagne Prize in 2016 was awarded to His Holiness Pope Francis. In the presence of numerous authorities, the ceremony was introduced by a speech by the Mayor of Aachen, Mr. Marcel Philipp. The Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Association ...read more