Pilgrimage

Pope Francis in Fatima: arrival ceremony

Pope Francis’s plane touched down at Monte Real Air Base shortly before 4:30pm local time in Portugal. The sky was threatening for much of the afternoon – not in the way it is always threatening a little rain in the height of springtime a thousand feet up and twenty-odd miles off the Atlantic coast – but [...]

Letter #9, 2017: Pilgrimage Toward a Hidden God

February 24, 2017, Tuesday -- Pilgrimage Toward a Hidden God Pilgrimage Toward A Hidden God A powerful contemporary intellectual movement today called “transhumanism” hopes the human race can be developed, improved, “transcended.” Christians share part of this hope, but by means of an entirely different process… By Robert Moynihan Each man desires to know his true [...]

Letter #54, 2016: Last Conversations with Pope Benedict

September 11, 2016, Sunday -- Last Conversations with Pope Benedict "Peter Seewald: The last question of these last conversations: love is one of your central themes. You dealt with the question of love as a student, as a professor, as a Pope. Where was love in your life? What was your experience: did you feel it, [...]

Letter #49, 2016: Again, Russia….

July 29, 2016, Friday -- Again, Russia... Earthen Vessels.... "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves." —2 Corinthians 4:7 "As light was the beginning of the first creation; so, in the new creation, the light of the Spirit is his [...]

Inside the Vatican Brief Overview of Pilgrimages Offered by US Pilgrimage Companies

Inside the Vatican Brief Overview of Pilgrimages Offered by US Pilgrimage Companies By Inside the Vatican Staff On April 11, 2015 Pope Francis issued Misericordiae Vultus, the Bull of Indiction for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Within it the Pope highlighted the importance of pilgrimage, stating “The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the [...]

Letter #23, 2016: Croatia: A Prime Minister's Visit

April 7, 2016, Thursday -- The Problem, and the Opportunity, of the Stepinac Case Croatian Prime Minister Meets Pope Francis Croatia's new Prime Minister, Tihomir Oreskovic (photo) is in Rome today to meet with Pope Francis. The meeting took place this morning. (link) Reports prior to the meeting said that among the subjects of his talks [...]

Letter #22, 2016: Ukraine: An Ambassador's Visit

April 6, 2016, Wednesday -- A Religious "Off-Ramp" for Ukraine? US Ambassador Pyatt Visits Rome An American official has made a quiet, important visit to the Vatican to discuss the situation in Ukraine. In a visit that has received no press attention up until now, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt (photo) was in Rome [...]

Letter #5, 2016: The Renewal Will Come from Norcia

January 21, 2016, Thursday -- "A regression without precedent" “To create new and lasting unity (in Europe), political, economic and juridical instruments are important, but it is also necessary to awaken an ethical and spiritual renewal which draws on the Christian roots of the Continent, otherwise a new Europe cannot be built."—Pope Benedict XVI, April 9, [...]

Letter #33, 2015: Turning Point

September 1, 2015, Tuesday — Turning Point Introductory note We have just come out with a special 132-page Commemorative Edition of Inside the Vatican magazine, welcoming Pope Francis to America. We would like you to receive and read this issue. All you have to do is click here, order a subscription, and you will receive this [...]

Letter #21, 2015: A Special Invitation

A Personal Invitation from Dr. Robert Moynihan: Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has asked to be received in audience by Pope Francis in two days, on Wednesday, June 10, and Pope Francis has agreed to the meeting. What is the purpose of this unexpected encounter? No information has yet been made public, but we know that it [...]

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