Australian, French theologians awarded Ratzinger Prize

Pope Emeritus has ability to speak to younger generations, honoree says.   Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has at least five important qualities or gifts that ensures that he continues to be an important voice in Catholic thought, said a theologian who was awarded a prize named for the German pontiff and theologian.“I would say that… Continue reading Australian, French theologians awarded Ratzinger Prize

Here’s how Catholic dioceses plan to resume public Masses around the country

As public officials lift COVID-19 restrictions, bishops prepare parishes for safely bringing the faithful back to church.   Masks, the 6-foot rule, and Communion in the hand are the predominant features that will characterize the Catholic Mass in the coming months, as churches reopen to the faithful and society continues to take measures against the… Continue reading Here’s how Catholic dioceses plan to resume public Masses around the country

Patriarch urges refugee repatriation as long-term solution in Middle East

Destitute refugees now comprise half the people living in Lebanon, Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, has said during his visit to New York. He added that refugees are attractive targets for terrorist recruiting, and their continued presence threatens to drown Lebanon’s identity, he said. Cardinal Rai spoke yesterday at Catholic Near… Continue reading Patriarch urges refugee repatriation as long-term solution in Middle East

Muslims must rescue themselves from extremists – Bishop Kukah says

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto, Nigeria, said Islam “has to rescue itself from extremists.” The bishop made the comments in an interview with Catholic New York during a visit to the archdiocesan newspaper’s offices at the New York Catholic Centre in Manhattan. He was in the United States to raise awareness of the plight… Continue reading Muslims must rescue themselves from extremists – Bishop Kukah says

The Propaganda of Pope Benedict XVI's Death yesterday explained

On Monday, 16th May 2016 rumors that caused serious distress and brought tears to many hearts lingered declaring that Pope Benedict XVI (the Pope Emeritus) was dead. This news reached the Vatican and investigations were conduct. It was realized that the news originated from a fake account of Cardinal Pietro Parolin that is operated by an… Continue reading The Propaganda of Pope Benedict XVI's Death yesterday explained

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 disagreements between Pope Francis and some Bishops

These days, when the classic Catholic parlor game of deciding who in the Vatican is for the pope and who’s against him gets underway, German Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller often figures near the top of most lists for the latter camp. Prefect of the Vatican’s powerful Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and thus… Continue reading The disagreements between Pope Francis and some Bishops

Pope Francis' Pentecost Sunday Mass Homily, titled “I will not leave you orphans” – Full Text

Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ homily for Pentecost Sunday during Mass this morning in St. Peter’s Basilica: “I will not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18). The central purpose of Jesus mission, which culminated in the gift of the Holy Spirit, was torenew our relationship with the Father, a relationship severed by sin, to… Continue reading Pope Francis' Pentecost Sunday Mass Homily, titled “I will not leave you orphans” – Full Text

A Virgin Mary’s Statue in California weeping Miraculous tears

A Statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno California is reported to be seen weeping a miraculous tears. The Statue is said to be owned by the family of Maria Cardenas, a catholic woman residing in Fresno California. Cardenas told local news station ABC30 Action News that the Statue is a 10 years old Mother’s Day gift to her. The family ABC30… Continue reading A Virgin Mary’s Statue in California weeping Miraculous tears

Patriarch Kirill Declares a 'Holy War' on Terrorism

Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow on Friday at the memorial mass for  to those who fought in World War II explained the global battle against terrorism as a ‘Holy War’ against the evil that has founded its name in our world today as ‘terrorism’. “Today, when our warriors take part in combat operations… Continue reading Patriarch Kirill Declares a 'Holy War' on Terrorism

The Iraqi Leaders are called to Reconcile the nation by a Chaldean Patriarch

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad urged Iraq’s leaders to put an end to the “institutional, economic and security deterioration” in the country. “We call upon you, with a saddened heart and sorrow because of what is happening in Iraq and because the people are suffering from violence, poverty and misery,” Patriarch Sako said… Continue reading The Iraqi Leaders are called to Reconcile the nation by a Chaldean Patriarch

Pope Francis' prayer intentions for the month of May

The Vatican has released the prayer intentions of Pope Francis for May 2016. The Pope’s universal intention is: “That in every country in the world, women may be honoured and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.” His intention for evangelization is: “That families, communities, and groups may pray the… Continue reading Pope Francis' prayer intentions for the month of May

Confessors must not put obstacles in the paths of people who want to be reconciled to God – Pope Francis

During the Jubilee Audience in St. Peter’s Square, on Saturday 30th April, Pope Francis addressed the huge audience and made it clear that ‘Confession’ “is not a torture chamber or an interrogation”. The Holy Father encouraged people to always feel free to reconcile their ways with God, he also asked confessors to be careful as not to… Continue reading Confessors must not put obstacles in the paths of people who want to be reconciled to God – Pope Francis

The Blessed Sacrament and the Statue of Virgin Mary stood untouched amidst rubble caused by the Earthquake in Ecuador

The Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary housed at the the Leonie Aviat school in the Tarqui administrative district in Manta Canton, Ecuador was found intact in her glass casing in the midst of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck around the statue reducing every other building and structure around into rubble. A nun whose a member… Continue reading The Blessed Sacrament and the Statue of Virgin Mary stood untouched amidst rubble caused by the Earthquake in Ecuador

Over 50 Muslims convert to Catholicism in Vienna, Austria

According to a report from an Austrian media,  Kurier; the Austrian Bishops’ Conference have estimated that over fifty (50) Muslims including people who practice other religions have been converted to Catholicism and will be baptized this year. Most of the Muslims who have converted to Catholicism are mainly migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran. This figure is… Continue reading Over 50 Muslims convert to Catholicism in Vienna, Austria

Mark Rylance to play the Holy Father (Pope Pius IX) in New film

An Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance is to play as Pope Pius IX in a new movie which is  based on a true story which became an international scandal and led to intense criticism of the Church and the papacy. The film tells the story of a Jewish boy in Italy in 1858 who is taken from his… Continue reading Mark Rylance to play the Holy Father (Pope Pius IX) in New film