An elder Mexican man makes his way to Mass in the early morning twilight of December 9, 1531. He is a peasant, a simple farmer and laborer, and he has no education. Born under Aztec rule, he is a convert to Catholicism, and each step he takes this morning is a step into history. The […]

  Mary’s Immaculate Conception by Father William G. Most In teaching that Mary was conceived immaculate, the Catholic Church teaches that from the very moment of her conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was free from all stain of original sin. This simply means that from the beginning, she was in a state of grace, sharing […]

On the Occasion of the Opening of the 2018 Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons First Sunday of Advent, 03 December 2017   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Grace and Peace to all of you! We are on the 6th Year of our 9-year Spiritual Journey towards 2021 – the 500th Year after […]

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Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 380 Reading 1 GN 22:1B-19 God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him up […]

Acknowledging that Sunday, Pentecost, marked the ‘birth’ of the Church, Pope Francis has stressed: “The coming of the Holy Spirit transforms men [who are] closed because of fear, into courageous witnesses of Jesus.”   Pope Francis made this observation on the afternoon of Saturday, June 3, at Rome’s Circus Maximus for the Vigil of Pentecost […]

  Pope Francis has outlined three Apostolic attitudes of St. Paul, encouraging all ‘shepherds’ to keep them in mind during their ministry.   According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis gave this lesson during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, as he reflected on today’s first reading, where St Paul addressed the church leaders […]

‘Pope Francis is a hero. A father to everyone’   These words were expressed to Zenit by a beaming Momoh Muhammed, 19, who arrived from Nigeria in 2016, and is now living not far from Genoa in Savona. Zenit was speaking to young people of all ages in the crowd ahead of the Holy Father’s […]

At 7.30 Saturday morning, Pope Francis departed by air from Rome’s Ciampino airport for his pastoral visit to the Archdiocese of Genoa.   Upon arrival at the airport in Genoa, the Pope was received by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the city’s archbishop, Giovanni Toti, president of the Liguria region, Fiamma Spena, prefect of Genoa, the mayor […]

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