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Pope Francis vs. 2000 Years of Tradition?

Fr. Harrison: “May we believe Francis alone is right, and all his predecessors wrong?” A proper understanding, appreciation and evaluation of Amoris Laetitia will require considerable time, study and prayerful reflection. But it is already quite clear from certain key passages that, with carefully crafted language, plausible arguments and persuasive rhetoric, the Holy Father is [...]

By |2018-03-26T03:46:49+00:00Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Dossier|Tags: , , , , , |

From the Domus Santa Marta: The Words of Pope Francis

Pope Francis made an important point during his Morning Meditation on May 9 when he emphasized the unique impact of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the One who makes the difference, who sets souls on fire and breathes life into the actions of the Christian. Often the Holy Spirit is either forgotten or overlooked, [...]

By |2018-03-24T05:14:48+00:00Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Meditations|Tags: , , |

Amoris Laetitia: The Church is the “Ark” that Shelters the Family

As Apostolic Exhortations go, Amoris Laetitia has been one of the most widely read – and furiously commented upon – in recent memory. Issued following the October 2014 Extraordinary and October 2015 Ordinary Synods on the Family, the document given to the world by Pope Francis is an eloquent meditation on love, marriage and family life. [...]

Vatican Watch June-July 2016

APRIL FRIDAY 29 Blood-red Trevi Fountain a Wake-up Call on Christian Persecution Cardinal Mauro Piacenza Illuminated by the red light that spilled across Rome’s Trevi Fountain this evening, voices from persecuted Christian communities across the world shared stories of friends and loved ones killed for the faith, and urged the world to take greater [...]

By |2018-02-27T10:28:33+00:00Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Vatican Watch|Tags: , , , |

The Triumph of Love

Raffaele Di Muro, Maximilian Kolbe: The Triumph of Love A message of hope and rebirth released on the 75th anniversary of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s martyrdom at Auschwitz “Faith means deciding to stay with the Lord, to live with Him.” So Father Raffaele Di Muro concludes in his study of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Maximilian [...]

By |2018-03-24T05:10:46+00:00Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , |

Pope Francis’ Words to Priests

Pope Francis: With the Smell of the Sheep “My name is Julius: what do you like best about being Pope?” “What I like, sincerely, is being a parish pastor.” Julius’ question, and Pope Francis’ response, were taken from the pontiff’s dialogue with some members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rome, Sunday, November 15, [...]

By |2018-03-22T05:56:03+00:00Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , |

The Book in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

"I Fioretti," or "Little Flowers," an anonymous biography of St. Francis of Assisi composed at the end of the 14th century, probably in Tuscany Two splendid exhibitions this spring concern the history of the book in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance and its impact on European and thus world culture: I Libri [...]

By |2018-03-22T06:36:33+00:00Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Capovilla’s Passing

The passing of the personal secretary of Pope John XXIII on May 26 at the age of 100 brings a period of Church history, the period of Pope John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council, to a close. What next? Robert Moynihan “There was a second envelope.” —The late Cardinal Loris Capovilla, speaking to [...]

“Are You Ready To Move Mountains?”

“Are You Ready To Move Mountains?” Interview with Eduardo Verastegui, Mexican Actor and Hollywood Producer From a little town in Northern Mexico, Eduardo Verastegui has made the American dream a reality: he became a Hollywood star, rich, famous and successful. Then one day he realized he didn’t want to be part of the negative stereotype of [...]

By |2018-03-26T04:35:53+00:00Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Art|Tags: , , , , |

Urbi et Orbi Section: Eastern Tradition, Peter and Paul

Icon of Sts. Peter and Paul Saints Peter and Paul are considered pillars of the Orthodox Church, and thus share a special feast day which is celebrated on June 29.  This feast is preceded by one of the main periods of fasting in the liturgical calendar, a time of fasting that is unique to [...]

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