Category

Church

A surprise: Pope Francis is going to officiate your marriage. Is that ok?
Church
July 16, 2018

A surprise: Pope Francis is going to officiate your marriage. Is that ok?

A surprise for the couple and for the priests who participated in the ceremony in the Vatican. And this is not the first time! It was a surprise for the priests who attended the wedding of a young Brazilian woman…
Read More
Pope Francis’ war for peace in the Middle East
Church
July 15, 2018

Pope Francis’ war for peace in the Middle East

"On behalf of the little ones, the simple ones, the wounded, and all those whose side God stands, let us beg, Let there be peace!” In heel of the Italian boot lies the ancient port city of Bari. In the…
Read More
Pope’s rep in Canada says Francis wants to help healing of Indigenous
Church
July 14, 2018

Pope’s rep in Canada says Francis wants to help healing of Indigenous

Parliament wants pope to ask for forgiveness for the years of abuse in Church-run schools since 19th century Pope Francis wants to “foster the desired process of healing and reconciliation” with the Indigenous peoples of Canada, according to Archbishop Luigi…
Read More
Will Tolkien and Chesterton be declared saints?
Church
July 14, 2018

Will Tolkien and Chesterton be declared saints?

The two popular British authors are being considered for canonization. According to the USCCB, canonized saints in the Catholic Church are holy men and women, “role models held up as witnesses to Christ and the Gospel as worthy of our emulation.”…
Read More
This is how early Christians decided what to believe
Church
July 11, 2018

This is how early Christians decided what to believe

One of the Church's first bishops had a handy rule for separating out the wheat from the chaff. I love a good police procedural show. I love the stock characters that always appear: the gruff veteran detective, the geeky lab…
Read More
Pope: “I called to console, and I was consoled …”
Church
July 8, 2018

Pope: “I called to console, and I was consoled …”

A paralyzed young mother asks the Lord for a sign to carry her cross. This is what happened. The story of Natasha Sanna, the wife of Simone and the mother of Ilaria, Gabriele, and Maria Giulia, might make you angry…
Read More
Leaders of East and West gather with St. Nicholas to plead for Mideast Christians
Church
July 8, 2018

Leaders of East and West gather with St. Nicholas to plead for Mideast Christians

Pope and patriarchs together: Without Christians what will be the Middle East? According to Pope Francis a Middle East without Christians would not be the Middle East. But the violent conflicts that have gripped the area in recent years threaten…
Read More
Mass intentions are still an excellent way to support Christians in need
Church
July 7, 2018

Mass intentions are still an excellent way to support Christians in need

One charity collected nearly 20M euro this way. But the spiritual support could never be quantified. In 2017, a Mass was celebrated every 21 seconds to support pastoral communities in difficulty. This is what the Foundation of Pontifical Right Aid…
Read More
If you feel lazy about going to Mass, meet Paddy the Iraqi
Church
July 7, 2018

If you feel lazy about going to Mass, meet Paddy the Iraqi

A martyr of our own day, his love for the Eucharist is like that of martyrs down the centuries ... When I told the story of hero priest Father Ragheed Ganni to summer camp students at Benedictine College last month,…
Read More
15-year-old “computer geek” declared Venerable
Church
July 6, 2018

15-year-old “computer geek” declared Venerable

Vatican finds this Italian boy "worthy of imitation," as well as a young girl from Opus Dei and a seminarian Pope Francis today authorized the recognition of the “heroic virtue” of young Carlo Acutis, an Italian boy who died October 12,…
Read More