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Yesterday Pope Francis called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire Mideast region, and throughout the whole world to be held this coming Saturday, September 7, 2013. Speaking ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer with pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said, “On [Saturday] the 7th of ...read more
Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire Mideast region, and throughout the whole world to be held this coming Saturday, September 7th, 2013. The Pope made the announcement during the course of remarks ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer this Sunday. Below, find the ...read more
This prayer was written by Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, S.J. It was published in the book Due Pellegrini per la Giustizia (Centro Ambrosiano: Edizioni Piemme, 1992) and translated here by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB. Lord Our God,We Praise you and we bless you for Jerusalem,Because you have given this city to usAs the symbol of the ...read more
Yesterday Pope Francis called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire Mideast region, and throughout the whole world to be held this coming Saturday, September 7, 2013. Speaking ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer with pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said, “On [Saturday] the 7th ...read more
  August 31 marks the first anniversary of the death of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, SJ. This is Father’s Rosica’s tribute to the Cardinal one year ago. The video above is the trailer for a new documentary about the late Cardinal Martini. The Italian version of the documentary premiered this week at the Venice Film ...read more
  The following message was released by  the U.S. Bishops’ conference and Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, Bishop of Stockton Chairman, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development United States Conference of Catholic Bishops September 2, 2013 Every human being enjoys a basic right to be respected, not because of any title, position, prestige, or accomplishment ...read more
Pope Francis poses with youths during a meeting with young people from the northern Italian diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Aug. 28.  CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano ...read more
Vatican Connections is on summer hiatus, returning on September 27. One feature of every Vatican Connections is the “Roman Profile” segment. Below is a Roman Profile post, featuring Cardinal Celso Costantini. Watch for the full, television version of this Roman Profile, featuring and interview with Costantini biographer Monsignor Bruno Pighin, during the new season of ...read more
Today on Perspectives: We talk to one Knight of Columbus from Thornhill, Ontario who started a unique project to help young Christians in the Holy Land get a solid education be “living stones”. ...read more
The “Floating Bible” is seen on a display inside the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in the Maadi suburb of Cairo. The Bible was found floating in the Nile River outside the church March 12, 1976. Despite being waterlogged, it was open to the page of Isaiah 19:25, a passage that in part ...read more