Pope to shine light on South America's poorest corners

Thursday July 2nd 2015
Pigs rummage through garbage searching for leftovers. The people live in shacks made of plywood and corrugated metal.

Human dignity must be center of political debate – Pope on Greek debt crisis

Thursday July 2nd 2015
Pope Francis on Wednesday called for prayer for the people of Greece, shortly after the nation defaulted on a significant loan payment on its more than $300 billion debt.

Archbishops who attended pallium Mass struck by sense of unity

Wednesday July 1st 2015
Archbishops who attended Mass with Pope Francis as he blessed their woolen palliums said they were struck by a sense of unity.

Pope creates new communications department to streamline Vatican media

Wednesday July 1st 2015
In an effort to render the Vatican more effective in today’s digital world, Pope Francis has established a new Secretariat for Communications, whose aim is to coordinate and streamline the Holy See’s multiple communications outlets.

Cuba, US set to be a busy trip for Pope Francis

Wednesday July 1st 2015
Pope Francis’ itinerary while in Cuba and the United States confirms several highly anticipated events including a special U.N. Summit and the canonization of Bl. Junipero Serra. He is also set to meet with groups he frequently prioritizes: homeless, prisoners and migrants.

‘She, a Shiite, and I, a Christian’

Each week the French Catholic daily newspaper La Croix gives a Christian from the Middle East an opportunity to talk about daily ....

Jesus Caritas Church celebrates 40th anniversary

The Church of Jesus Caritas celebrated its 40th anniversary recently (1975-2015). It was doubly special for its parishioners, as ....

Bring God’s love to others

Mission Towards Transforming Humanity was the main theme for the feastday celebration of the Church of St Anthony June 5.

Transforming self, family and society

The nine-day novena and feastday Masses at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church continued to pull in large crowds each night, culm....

‘She, a Shiite, and I, a Christian’

Each week the French Catholic daily newspaper La Croix gives a Christian from the Middle East an opportunity to talk about daily ....

Jesus Caritas Church celebrates 40th anniversary

The Church of Jesus Caritas celebrated its 40th anniversary recently (1975-2015). It was doubly special for its parishioners, as ....

Bring God’s love to others

Mission Towards Transforming Humanity was the main theme for the feastday celebration of the Church of St Anthony June 5.

Giving More Than One Host to a Communicant

I would say that there are no particular norms on this point, and that rather, a common sense solution be applied. While it is cu....

Pope approves canonisation of St Therese’s parents

The Pope has approved decrees permitting the canonisation of the parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux.

Marriage has had its day at Court, but religious freedom could soon follow

On June 26 Supreme Court ruling against the traditional understanding of marriage may pose huge obstacles to the free exercise of religion and consci....

Pope officially paves the way for Saint Therese's parents to be canonized

Pope Francis formally approved on Saturday the decrees necessary for Blesseds Louis and Zelie Martin – known for being the parents of St. Therese o....

Fathers play on Father’s Day: The priests of two Nebraska dioceses face off in softball game

In the state that’s home to the College World Series, a new kind of series came to town on Father’s Day.
Pigs rummage through garbage searching for leftovers. The people live in shacks made of plywood and corrugated metal.
Pope Francis on Wednesday called for prayer for the people of Greece, shortly after the nation defaulted on a significant loan payment on its more than $300 billion debt.
Archbishops who attended Mass with Pope Francis as he blessed their woolen palliums said they were struck by a sense of unity.
In an effort to render the Vatican more effective in today’s digital world, Pope Francis has established a new Secretariat for Communications, whose aim is to coordinate and streamline the Holy See’s multiple communications outlets.
Pigs rummage through garbage searching for leftovers. The people live in shacks made of plywood and corrugated metal.
A Bolivian government official has claimed that Pope Francis has said he would like to chew coca leaves when he visits the country next month.
The Dalai Lama has spoken out in support of Laudato Si’, the Pope’s encyclical on the environment, during a visit to the Glastonbury Festival.
Several years ago, the movie Argo won the Academy award as the best movie of the year.
The title of a recent Guardian report stood out: “Pope Francis is a bit like Naomi Klein in a cassock.”
Recently, I led a week long retreat for some sixty people at a renewal center. Overall, it went very well, though ideally, it could have gone better.
On the morning of May 30, two buses of youth and parishioners of the Church of the Divine Mercy (CDM), headed towards Kampung Batu Empoh, a little Orang Asli village in the outskirts of Kampar, Perak.
From May 29 to 31, the Church of the Immaculate Conception organised a Persons Are Gifts (PAG) camp for the youths of the parish.
A group of teenagers at a Salesian-run professional school in Italy have restored a motorbike as a gift for the Pope.
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Editorial

It is said that Erasmus, the Dutch Renaissance scholar and theologian, spoke Latin better than he did his native tongue, but the days when every educated person in the West spoke Latin as a matter of course are long gone.

Focus

Food for Thought

Often the word “charism” is used to refer to a ministry that a particular religious order is known for, or a special gift that the founder of an order possessed. Some refer to an order’s charism as the personality it brings to the Church.

Letters to Editor

What is the Church teaching on communion in the hand?

I am aware that after the Second Vatican Council, when lay leaders were allowed to be more involved in the parish activities and were allowed to distribute Holy Communion, the congregation was given a choice to either receive Holy Communion in the hand or on the tongue.

Sunday Reflections

The second reading for today is written by a troubled man. The reading itself is troubling for us. In St Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians, he writes about a thorn in the flesh that he suffered from.