Three words every couple should know, according to Pope Francis

Married couples were the focus of Pope Francis’ second “balcony talk” in Poland on Thursday, receiving from him three words he has often said are key to a successful marriage. “Sometimes they ask me how to make it so that the family always goes forward and overcomes difficulties,” the Pope said July 28, adding that… Continue reading Three words every couple should know, according to Pope Francis

The story of Poland's majestic 'underground salt cathedral'

Located just southeast of Krakow, the Wieliczka salt mine is famous for many things – most notably its underground chapels, made entirely out of rock salt. In fact, the chapels are so stunning that they have earned the mine a nickname: the ‘underground salt cathedral.’ Officially opened in the 13th century, the mine is one… Continue reading The story of Poland's majestic 'underground salt cathedral'

French bishops declare day of fasting after priest's murder

In response to the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by believed Islamic State sympathizers, the French bishops have designated Friday, July 29, as a day of fasting. Msgr. Olivier Ribadeau Dumas, secretary general of the French Bishops Conference, discussed the decision July 26. “What happened in France had happened in other countries before, and actually we see… Continue reading French bishops declare day of fasting after priest's murder

Francis has an excellent chance to heal his rift with followers of St John Paul II

en Pope Francis arrives here next week for World Youth Day, will he come as his predecessors did – Benedict XVI to honour John Paul II, and John Paul in turn to honour Paul VI? If he does not do so, he will further widen the rift with Catholics who are devoted to the sainted… Continue reading Francis has an excellent chance to heal his rift with followers of St John Paul II

Pope Francis to visit one of the World's most cruel place without an atom Mercy in Auschwitz

OŚWIĘCIM, Poland — At the infamous German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz, among the first things one encounters upon entering is a quotation from the Spanish thinker George Santayana: “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s almost impossible not to hear those words echo in this place,… Continue reading Pope Francis to visit one of the World's most cruel place without an atom Mercy in Auschwitz

The connection between the 31st World Youth Day, the Holy Year of Mercy and the two great apostles of mercy; Saint John Paul II and Saint Faustina Kowalska

In preparation for the World Youth Day taking place in 2016, which focuses on the theme “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy, Archbishop of Krakow (Poland), Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz said that Krakow’s role in the Divine Mercy devotion could mean lots of good things for World Youth Day this year. The World… Continue reading The connection between the 31st World Youth Day, the Holy Year of Mercy and the two great apostles of mercy; Saint John Paul II and Saint Faustina Kowalska

Pope's schedule for the 31st World Youth Day in Auschwitz, Poland

According to the draft itinerary released by the Vatican Radio on Saturday, the Pontiff is set to make a five-day trip to Poland in July for the 31st World Youth Day. He will be in the central European nation from July 27-31. The Pontiff will arrive at the Krakow-Balice airport on Wednesday, July 27. His… Continue reading Pope's schedule for the 31st World Youth Day in Auschwitz, Poland

Pope John Paul II"s Secret to Inspiring the Youths Unveiled

Ahead of next year’s World Youth Day in Krakow, the long-time secretary for Pope John Paul II explained how the saint inspired a generation even though many never saw him in person. “The thing that was attractive, that attracted young people to John Paul II, was not even what he was saying to them, but… Continue reading Pope John Paul II"s Secret to Inspiring the Youths Unveiled

Pope asks young people to perform works of mercy in build up to World Youth Day

World Youth Day 2016 will take place next July in Krakow, Poland Pope Francis has asked the world’s young Catholics to perform spiritual and corporal works of mercy every month in the run-up to World Youth Day next July. He asked that they not be afraid to experience God’s “boundless mercy, so that in turn… Continue reading Pope asks young people to perform works of mercy in build up to World Youth Day