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Pope Francis Calls for Global Reflection on Peace, Disarmament, and Warfare

Pope Francis has sent a powerful message to participants of an International Conference organized by the Academy of Social Sciences and the Peace Research Institute Oslo, commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the landmark encyclical, Pacem in Terris, by Pope St. John XXIII. In his message, Pope Francis highlighted the pressing need for a renewed commitment to peace in a world marked by conflicts, including the threat of nuclear warfare.

United States Catholic Bishops' Call for Compassion in Respect Life Month

Since 1973, the Catholic Church in the United States has designated October as "Respect Life Month." This annual observance serves as a poignant reminder of the Church's commitment to promoting the sanctity of life. In 2023, the United States Catholic bishops are calling on the faithful to embrace "radical solidarity" with mothers facing challenging pregnancies. Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life ...

Go and Sin No More: Set Free by Penance, the Sacrament of Freedom

When a Catholic comes from Confession, he does truly, by definition, step out again into that dawn of his own beginning and look with new eyes across the world to a Crystal Palace that is really of crystal. He believes that in that dim corner, and in that brief ritual, God has really remade him in His own image.He is now a new experiment of the Creator. He is as much a new experiment as he was when he was really only five years old. He stands, as I said, in the white light at the worthy ...

New Treasures Discovered at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Dating back to the fourth century, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher� is a sacred place has long been a focal point of faith and devotion. As ongoing archaeological investigations continue to unravel its mysteries, a plethora of surprises have recently come to light.

Pope Francis Emphasizes the Power of Forgiveness in Healing Hearts

In a profound address from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on September 17, 2023, Pope Francis delivered a powerful message on the importance of forgiveness in our lives. He spoke to a gathering of the faithful in St. Peter's Square, highlighting how forgiveness has the capacity to heal the wounds of resentment and restore peace within our hearts.

Toward a Relational Environmentalism: A Catholic Way of Being Green

I recently became the target of snarky comments on social media because I raised concerns about the "climate change" gathering sponsored by the Clinton Foundation at the United Nations. There is a HUGE difference between the emerging neo-pantheism of many sectors of the "Climate Change" movement and the wonderful Catholic teaching on our responsibility for the gift of creation.

What are the Seven Sorrows of Mary?

Catholics around the world are called to meditate on the seven sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 15, the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. These sorrows provide a poignant reflection on Mary's life and her deep connection to the suffering of her Son, Jesus Christ.

Pope Francis Addresses the Benedictine Oblates

Pope Francis addressed Benedictine Oblates participating in their Fifth World Congress, emphasizing the core essence of their charism as an "expanded heart" filled with love. He described this expanded heart as a bearer of grace throughout the centuries, firmly rooted like a tree weathering the passage of time and yielding the rich fruits of the Gospel.