Catholics need to be more courageous in showing that religion and science co-exist says the papal astronomer who has just been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards in science. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, who was honored last week with the Carl Sagan Medal for “outstanding communication by an act...read more
By Oliver Maksan There is no doubt in the mind of 23-year-old Haram. With his second child on the way, he is prepared to rush his family out of town at a moment’s notice: “My tank is always full,” he says. “If the situation escalates I’ll grab my wife and child and flee,” he adds with determination. Haram’s older...
In an appeal to the international community, the Archbishops of Mosul in Iraq on Tuesday asked for more outside help for minorities in Iraq. With violence still ongoing in parts of the country, they declared: “We, the Archbishops of Mosul, coming from all the denominations gathered in Erbil/Ankawah, headed by His...
ByMonica Doumit On Wednesday evening, euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke’s medical license was suspended by the South Australian Board of the Medical Board of Australia. The Medical Board is permitted to take immediate action in relation to a registered health practitioner if it reasonably believes that be...
Quote for July 24th
"As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor's soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love."
- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
1) The Kingdom of God is like ... The Gospel of today's liturgy concludes the thirteen chapter of Matthew and at the same time Jesus’ teachings in parables. Even the three short parables …read more
-- 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 Psalm 126:1bc-2ab,2cd-3,4-5,6 Matthew 20:20-28 Saint James was the son of Zebedee and Salome and the brother of John the Apostle. He was a fisherman and, as he was in …read more
Pope Francis has met with the young Sudanese who was imprisoned and sentenced to death for marrying a Christian. The Holy Father met with Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 26, at 1 p.m. in Casa …read more
The current predicament between the Palestinians and Israel was exasperated during the nine months of negotiations that were proposed by the U.S. administration. During this period of …read more
On the occasion of the Argentine shrine’s anniversary, Pope Francis has thanked the faithful of Buenos Aires for their devotion to the place of worship which is particularly dear to him. The …read more
Meriam Ibrahim and her family arrived aboard an Italian government plane at Rome’s Ciampino airport at around 9 o’clock this morning. She was accompanied from Khartoum by Italy’s deputy …read more
The Holy Father has sent his "heartfelt condolences" to the families of victims killed in a deadly plane crash in Taiwan yesterday that claimed more than 40 lives. The telegram was sent …read more
The auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, William Shomali, has saidthe situation in Gaza is "literally deteriorating" and has called for an immediate ceasefire. In a …read more