"When we learn to accuse ourselves of our sins, we can become merciful with others." These were Pope Francis' words during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning.According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel from St. Luke, in which Jesus preaches on being merciful with others. “B...read more
There have been more than 300 Assyrian and Chaldean Christians of the villages on the river Khabur taken hostage and deported by the jihadists in their strongholds, reported Fides. Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo said that while the first reports spoke of 90 seized, "now we can say that the hostages in the hands ...
Just before the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, well-known German historian Michael Hesemann announced the discovery of 2000 pages of hitherto unpublished documents on, what he calls “the greatest persecution of Christians in history” in the Vatican Secret Archives. In this in-d...
Twenty-one Christians have been slaughtered in Libya. Some countries have merely denounced what happened, though world leaders, eager to be the first to speak out, strongly condemned the killing of the French cartoonists working for Charlie Hebdo. Why is it that the murders of these Christians and the displacement...
Quote for March 2nd
"Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, not even if your whole world seems upset. If you find that you have wandered away from the shelter of God, lead your heart back to Him quietly and simply."
- St. Francis de Sales
Even if we face trials, if we follow the way of Jesus, we will find happiness. With this message, Pope Francis addressed the faithful gathered in a sunny St. Peter's Square on the Second …read more
Decrying the violence, kidnapping, and harassment in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis has launched an appeal for all human lives to be respected. Following the Angelus prayer,the Holy Father …read more
Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth …read more
On May 7 there will be a general election in the United Kingdom. On Wednesday the bishops of England and Wales released a letter to all Catholics setting out a number of principles they …read more
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Here is the first Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * In this first meditation of Lent, I would like to take …read more