Tuesday, November 14, 2017
A journey to the origins of a presence
In the first part of the series "Journey to the origins of a Presence": the Overseas Mission with the arrival of the first friars in the Holy Land. The meeting of Francis of Assisi with the Sultan of Egypt at the time of the fifth crusade. 800 years of Franciscan...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Orthodox Rabbis issue historic statement of cooperation with Catholic Church
By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK) 12/13/2016 (1 day ago) Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)     Orthodox Rabbis have issued a historic statement, declaring a new relationship between Orthodox Judaism and Catholicism. The agreement cites the Holocaust as...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Pope: the world desperately needs hope – and we are the messengers
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Dec 14, 2016 / 04:54 am (CNA/EWTN News). Pope Francis Wednesday spoke about the hope that the Child Jesus brings at Christmastime, saying it is our duty to be the messengers who bring his message to the world – a world that is...
Friday, December 2, 2016
Three ways to obtain an indulgence for the 100-year Fatima anniversary
By Maria Ximena Rondon Fatima, Portugal, Dec 1, 2016 / 06:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, Pope Francis has decided to grant a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary...
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Pope Francis to proclaim seven new Saints
Pope Francis to proclaim seven new Saints (Vatican Radio) On the morning of Sunday, October 15, Pope Francis presides over Holy Mass for the canonization of seven new Saints. Two of the new Saints are martyrs:  José Sánchez del Río, a 14-year-old boy who was...
Monday, October 10, 2016
Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S.
Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S. Posted on October 9, 2016 by Cindy Wooden   VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will conclude the Year of Mercy by creating 17 new cardinals, including three from the United States: Archbishop Blase J....
Friday, September 16, 2016
Can Jordan's 'Indiana Jones' city of Petra survive as tourists stay away?
Can Jordan's 'Indiana Jones' city of Petra survive as tourists stay away? By Adrian Mourby, for CNN (CNN)Tourism should be booming in Jordan but visitor numbers are down, historic buildings are in danger of collapse and hotels are struggling. The recent discovery...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The heart of Padre Pio is coming to Boston. Yes, really.
The heart of Padre Pio is coming to Boston. Yes, really. By Mary Rezac Boston, Mass., Sep 9, 2016 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Capuchin keepers of the relics of the late mystic Padre Pio are sending the saint’s heart to Boston for his feast day. "I'm very...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
    Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel Michelangelo, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, fresco, 1508-1512 (Vatican City, Rome)  Visiting the Chapel  Michelangelo, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, fresco, 1508-1512 (Vatican City, Rome), photo:Scott Sherrill-Mix(CC BY-NC 2....
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Mother Teresa declared a saint before huge crowds in the Vatican
Mother Teresa declared a saint before huge crowds in the Vatican Vatican City (CNN)Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who devoted her life to helping India's poor, has been declared a saint in a canonization Mass held by Pope Francis in the Vatican. Pope Francis...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Year of Mercy
This year again, on the eve of the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we are gathered to celebrate the penitential liturgy. We are united with the many Christians who, today, in every part of the world, have accepted the invitation to live this moment as a sign of the Lord’s...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
A Martyr of the French Revolution is Almost a Saint
Vatican City, Jun 22, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In just two days in early September of 1792, approximately 1,200 people were slaughtered by revolutionaries in France. Of the dead, approximately 200 were Roman Catholic priests and religious, most of whom...