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...
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...
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 proposed today concern the Kingdom of God, which is likened to a treasure hidden in a field (Mt 13:44), to the merchan...
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)
The official Web site for Pope Francis' trip to the Holy Land in May has been launched. The May 24-26 trip will mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's trip to the Holy Land in 1964. The …read more
1) Faith overcomes concern This Sunday’s liturgy presents as the first reading a passage from the prophet Isaiah, who assures us that God does not forget us, and as Gospel a passage …read more
Earlier today, Pope Francis received members of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America who are in Rome for their Plenary Assembly. The commission met this week to discuss the theme: …read more
This afternoon, Pope Francis received in audience -- in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Vatican Palace --, the members of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, who took part in …read more
Yesterday afternoon, Pope Francis met with 45 members of an important interfaith group from Argentina who returned from a visit to the Holy Land. The Holy Father, who will also visit the Holy …read more
AshWednesday, the beginning of Lent, falls onMarch 5this year. Lived well, Lent can convert the heart and transform a person's life. That's the whole point of the season - to ready us for the …read more
The use of unsound reasoning to answer moral questions, or casuistry, is a trap against us and God. Pope Francis stressed this during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. The Holy …read more
It has been long thought that there were just two sexes. After all,Genesisproclaimed that God created them “male” and “female”. All cultures throughout history have seen fit to distinguish …read more