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Lent is just around the corner! The annual desert journey calls Christians back to their most intimate and essential selves as children of God. It is a time to pray, fast and give alms, insofar as these traditional practices open within us a humble honesty about the current trajectory of our life’s journey, and serve ...read more
In this new edition of Perspectives Extra, we sit down with the producers of the new film: Paul, Apostle of Christ. Producers T.J Berden and Eric Groth talk to us about inspiration behind the film, the big name actors, and why the story of St.Paul is so relevant to our world today. ...read more
It moves, it breathes, it has eyes and a mouth, but to Catholics, fish is not considered meat. In the writings of Saint Paul in Corinthians 15:39, “All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds”, this ...read more
“Sinners can become saints, but the corrupt cannot.” This was the message that came from the Pope today, during his homily, at the daily Mass he celebrates at Casa Santa Marta. “Be watchful, every day, so that you don’t end up far from the Lord,” the Pope said. Using the example of David and Solomon, from ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI delivered his final public homily on February 13, 2013 during Ash Wednesday Mass, just days after announcing his resignation. Here is the full homily. Venerable Brothers, Dear Brothers and Sisters! Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin a new Lenten journey, a journey that extends over forty days and leads us towards the joy ...read more
“I am Joseph, your brother.” A Reflection by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB “Benedict XVI Leaves the Papacy,” reads the stunning headline of the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano. Monday’s announcement of Pope Benedict’s resignation caught many in the Roman Catholic Church and the world by surprise. But perhaps it shouldn’t have. Pope Benedict XVI submitted his resignation ...read more
"Sometimes, the congregation has reason to be bored by a homily, that is too long or irrelevant. The way to prepare a good homily", the Pope advised, "is with prayer, study of the Word of God, and a clear brief message which must not go over 10 minutes”. ...read more
2018 Migrants and Refugees Message The Church has celebrated the World Day of Migrants and Refugees each year since 1914. This is an occasion for the Church and people of faith to reflect upon the role migration has played in our tradition, express concern for migrants, refugees, and people on the move, and build awareness ...read more
The Pope released his 2018 Lenten message today, inspired by the words that Jesus spoke near the end of His life on the Mount of Olives regarding the end of time: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many, will grow cold.” ...read more
2018 Lenten Message of His Holiness Pope Francis “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a ...read more