Director of international charity says there's urgent need for strategic response
This articleis provided by Sarkis Boghjalian, director of the US branch of Aid to the Church in Need. --- I would like to start with this quotation from Dabiq -- the online publication of ISIS addressing the Christian world—which says: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your wom...
British Ambassador to Holy See Reflects on “The New Climate Economy. How Economic Growth and Sustainability Can Go Hand in Hand” Conference in Rome
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Church, government, business: a climate change alliance.' Published on May 21st, it is from Ambassador Baker's blog available on the British Embassy to the Holy See Website: *** This week I attended an important conference at t...
Also Speaks on Struggle to Have 'Trialogue' Among 3 Monotheistic Faiths
Cardinal Kurt Koch says the Nostra Aetate declaration was a landmark in relations between the Catholic Church and other faiths. According to an interview with Vatican Radio, the President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, which is also responsible for the Church’s dialogue with the Jewish people thr...
During Mass at Santa Marta, Says Jesus' Gaze Enables Us to Know What to Do, Repent for Sin
To know what we must do to change our hearts, let Jesus gaze upon you. During Pope Francis' daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, he made this suggestion. According to Vatican Radio, the Pontiff reflected on today's reading from the Gospel of John, and discussedthe three different types of looks which Jesus g...
Quote for May 21st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
Marks One of Several Ecumenical Encounters
For the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul onJune 29, the Sistine Chapel Choirwill be joined by the Anglican choir of New College, Oxford, reported Vatican Radio. On June 29,the two choirs will …read more
This report is contributed by Marta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need: Almost two years since the abduction in Raqqa, Syria, of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, jihadists grabbed a monk from …read more
In this interview, priest-assistant of St. Josemaria Escriva recalls Salvadoran prelate’s gratitude for spiritual direction
Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified this weekend in his native El Salvador, where he was shot and killed while saying Mass. In the midst of the troubled times in which he lived, he came …read more
Catholic aid agencies working to get thousands into temporary shelters
This report is contributed by Anto Akkara of Aid to the Church in Need Its faithful are very few in this majority Hindu nation, but Nepal’s Catholic Church—the nerve center for the response …read more
After US Visit to Plea for Help, Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart Returns to Find Destruction of Latest Attacks
By Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart I just returned to Aleppo from a trip to the US, where I did my best to explain our situation to American Christians in several major cities on the East …read more
Roman Rite Acts 2.1 to 11; Ps 104; Gal 5.16 to 25; Jan 15, 26-27; 16, 12-15 - Ambrosian Rite Acts 2.1 to 11; Ps 103; 1 Cor 12.1 to 11; Jn 14.15 to 20 1) Acceptance of the Spirit, the perfect …read more
"Jesus prays so that we may be one. And the Church has so much need of this prayer of unity." These were the words said by Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. …read more
Tragic Natural Disaster in Salgar Municipality Leaves 78 People Dead
Pope Francis expressed his grief and promised his prayers for the victims and their families of the landslide that struck the municipality of Salgar in Colombia, and left 78 people dead. The …read more