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In today’s episode, the Director of the Vatican Observatory and Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno was in the United States for the total solar eclipse. The Vatican released Pope Francis’s message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, marked next January 2018. Finally, the Holy Father focused his Angelus address on persevering in times ...read more
Every November, the majestic migration of monarch butterflies flutters south from eastern Canada to central Mexico. These monarchs make their winter home in the tree tops of lush wild life reserves where their safety is protected and their presence celebrated. Their pictures fill travel magazines and attract droves of tourists. This winter, a reverse, much ...read more
This coming Sunday, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated at the Vatican. In recent days Pope Francis’ message, entitled “Migrants minors, vulnerable and voiceless,” was presented alongside all the other initiatives of the Italian Church. In 2015, 65.3 million people around the world were forced to migrate. Of those, 21.3 million were ...read more
On Today’s edition of Perspectives: Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana finally gets to retire, an Austrian bishop says “not in my backyard” to the government’s anti-migrant fence, and we hear from a lay missionary about his experiences” ...read more
March 16, 2016 Although a small number of people attempt to drag Ireland back to unrest and violence, people from across our communities are strongly committed to building bridges towards lasting peace. Following the example of Patrick, I call on Irish people, at home and abroad: open yourselves up to a personal friendship with Christ and to an ...read more
Pope Francis has returned to his regular schedule of activities at the Vatican. He held his first general audience this week after taking a one month break. His statement that divorced and remarried Catholics should not be treated as if they have been excommunicated made headlines around the world. However, the real issue that the ...read more