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 |2018-03-24T05:10:46-04:00Jun 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 |2018-03-22T06:36:33-04:00Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“Building Bridges to Build Peace”: On the Pope’s 2015 Visit to America

September 23, 2015, Washington D.C. Apostolic journey of Pope Francis to the United States of America. Welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis at the South Lawn of the White House (Galazka photo) “Building bridges to build peace” is the main theme of the book The American Pope (Vatican Press, 2016), a collection of speeches, in [...]

President of Malta Presides over the Launch of Misericordia in Arcana

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, the president of Malta, at the launch of the book President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca presided on February 27 over the presentation of a book entitled Misericordia in Arcana, and of an exhibition which bears the same name. She said culture and education are among the priorities of her presidency. [...]

By |2016-04-01T22:03:15-04:00Apr 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , |

Francis in Cuba and the United States

Pope Francis’ September 2015 trip started in Cuba and then took him to Washington, New York and Philadelphia in the United States. It generated enormous media coverage. For days, the Pope was “in the news” in an extraordinary way. Now Gilberto Marengo has analyzed this trip in Pope Francis Meets the New World (Vatican Publishing House [...]

By |2016-03-01T16:07:48-04:00Mar 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , |

St. Paul, Witness and Preacher of Mercy

“The faith of the Apostle Paul is the experience of being loved by Jesus Christ in a totally personal way; it is the consciousness of the fact that Christ has faced death not for something anonymous, but for love of him — of Paul — and that, as the Risen One, He still loves him, that [...]

By |2016-03-01T15:52:37-04:00Mar 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , |

LEV Publishes New Book for Bishops’ Formation Courses

Pope Francis at the gathering A press conference held at the Holy See Press Office on January 28 presented the book Witnesses of the Resurrected One, published by the Vatican Press (LEV). The book contains the proceedings of the annual formation course for new bishops organized by the Congregation for Bishops. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, [...]

By |2016-02-01T15:34:05-04:00Feb 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , |

"Life Is Beautiful" Comic Roberto Benigni Pitches Pope Francis’ Book on Mercy

Roberto Benigni and Cardinal Pietro Parolin during the presentation of the book Italian comedian Roberto Benigni is best known for his intentionally goofy humor and slapstick sketches, but he was chosen to be the pitchman for Pope Francis’ new book on mercy, The Name of God Is Mercy, when it was presented to the [...]

By |2016-02-01T15:23:54-04:00Feb 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , |

Pope Francis on Art

In the Vatican Gardens, Pope Francis blesses two new statues by Argentine artist Alejandro Marmo (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) “Art must not discard anything or anybody. It’s like mercy.” Pope Francis, May 29, 2015 During a recent conversation with Monsignor Jacobone, he mentioned that on Saturday, February 18, 1984, in Rome’s Dominican church, Santa Maria [...]

By |2016-02-01T14:20:41-04:00Feb 1st, 2016|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Father McGivney Prepared the Knights of Columbus to Help the Popes

Il Parroco - Padre Michael McGivney e il Cattolicesimo Americano (the Paris Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism) Times were tough at the beginning, in the late 1800s. But soon the Knights of Columbus were growing strongly, and today they are a flourishing international associ­a­tion which currently counts 800,000 members in 15,000 circles throughout [...]

By |2014-08-01T22:19:06-04:00Aug 1st, 2014|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |
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