What is at Stake

A world without God, without absolute moral values rooted in divine revelation, irrevocably turns into the realm of the rule of slavery and lawlessness. ... The Russian Church, which has paid in millions of lives for the godless Soviet experiment, can and must testify before the adherents of militant secularism to the fact that a society [...]

Power Grab

A United Nations committee today, in a 15-page report, denounced the Vatican's record in allegedly not protecting children from priestly sexual abuse, then went on to question the freedom of the Catholic Church to create and live by her own canon law, asking  the Church to change her laws and adopt a secular sexual morality on [...]

Pope Francis’s favorite dish

Pope Francis is pictured cooking in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in an undated file photo. Surrounded on three sides by the Alps including Monviso where the Po River rises, Piemonte or Piedmont is a region of northwest Italy, bordered on the west by France, on the east by Lombardy, on the north by Val D’Aosta [...]

People around the Vatican

HOMELESS JESUS SCULPTURE Pope Francis blesses the sculpture "Jesus the homeless" sculpture by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz. A year ago, TIMOTHY SCHMALZ’s bronze sculpture “Jesus the Homeless” had been rejected by St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto. But in late November, Pope Francis blessed the sculpture at one [...]

Interview with a papal portraitist, Natalia Tsarkova

“The Lord has given me the gift of painting to bring his message into the world through color” Natalia Tsarkova in her studio. Immediately after the public audience on Wednesday, December 18, you presented Pope Francis with your latest artwork: a double papal portrait on paper, depicting Pope Francis and Emeritus Pope Benedict praying [...]

The First Swiss Guard Chaplain to Be Appointed a Bishop

Msgr. Alain de Raemy is the first Pontifical Swiss Guard Chaplain to become a bishop. And although the Corps itself in recent years became a fertile source of priestly vocations for Switzerland, no former Swiss Guard has ever been consecrated a bishop until now... Litany to the saints before the consecration rite. Msgr. Alain [...]

Words on the Joy of Faith

François - Xavier Nguyên Van ThuânThe Joy of living one’s FaithVatican Publishing House2013, 120 pages, 9,00 euro The Vatican Publishing House has issued a collection of conversations held by Servant of God Vietnamese Cardinal François-Xavier Van Thuân, who worked in the Vatican as vice-president and then-president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace [...]

Cardinal Sodano Presents Biography of Archbishop Sambi, God’s Nuncio

Valerio LessiPietro Sambi God’s NuncioSiena, Cantagalli, 2013,234 pages “‘I have come to cast fire upon the earth.’ These words of Jesus reported in Chapter 12, verse 49 of the Gospel of St. Luke, sum up the priestly and episcopal ministry of Pietro Sambi (1938-2011), first in his diocese of Rimini and then in various [...]

The Analogy of Being According to Father José Alfonso Salazar

José Alfonso SalazarThe True BelieverFaith, Reason and Truth in Light ofthe Analogy of Being:A Catholic Perspective on the World’s Great Religions, Philosophies and Ideologies; An Ecumenical Apologetics Holy Apostles PressWashington, DCwww.holyapostlespress.org 362 pages. $24.95 In his ground-breaking text The True Believer, Father José Alfonso Salazar, M.S.A. (the Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles, a new [...]

Exclusive Portrait – Kelvin Edward Felix

Kelvin Edward Felix. Archbishop Emeritus of Castries, Saint Lucia. Archbishop Kelvin Edward Felix is Archbishop Emeritus of Castries in the Caribbean Sea. He has been the President of the Caribbean Conference of Churches, the President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family and a member of the [...]

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