Pope Francis visited the parish of St Mary Josefa on the edge of the Diocese of Rome A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offence or harm, Pope Francis said. “Are you
Tatsuya Shindo, a Japanese man covered in tattoos and missing the tip of his pinkie finger – a Japanese gang custom to show atonement for an offense or as a punishment for one – once lived for money. Today, he lives for God. Shindo joined the Japanese mafia, known as the yakuza, when he was
Without making room for God’s word in their heart, people will never be able to welcome and love all human life, Pope Francis said. “Each life that we encounter is a gift deserving acceptance, respect and love,” the Pope said in his message for Lent, which begins March 1 for Latin-rite Catholics. “The word of
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the
Pope Francis said Monday the strength of the Church does not reside primarily in grand gestures, but in the quiet faith of Christians in minority areas, who continue to practice even in the face of persecution and martyrdom. “We are pleased when we see a great ecclesial act, which has been a great success, the
An unusual “hand-shaped” cloud appeared in the skies of central Mexico earlier this month. A local man took footage of the rare phenomenon with his cell phone while driving in Michoacan. After uploading the clip to social media, the visual went viral. The formation resembling a giant arm and hand has left many people confused
‘Tell God what you feel to his face,’ Francis said during Mass in the chapel of his Vatican residence God “likes to argue with us,” especially when it is difficult to accept his will, Pope Francis said. “Even this is a prayer! He likes it when you get angry and tell him what you feel
Mad scientists are real and they are working hard to play God, suggesting they may now be able to create a baby from two men, and no women. British scientists say they can now make babies using skin cells from two men. Other scientists are raising the alarm because the technology is outpacing the ethics.
Each year people firmly believe that this will be the year -the year they lose weight, the year they make more of an impression at work, the year something is better than the previous. But how many of us make New Year’s resolutions to follow Christ? New Year resolutions are popular near the beginning and
Many movies include lessons to be learned, whether those lessons lead us to personal or societal enlightenment or force us to acknowledge some of the world’s harsher truths. We watch films as a means of entertainment and get to walk away with a lesson learned, but how many of us watch movies featuring Godly views?