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A hundred years ago Benedict XV denounced the Great War as a “useless massacre”
A century ago, on 3 September 1914, a month after the outbreak of World War One, Giacomo Della Chiesa was elected Pope. He tried to stop the war but in vain

At wedding, pope says spouses make each other better men and women
This is what marriage is all about: man and woman walking together, wherein the husband helps his wife to become ever more a woman, and wherein the woman has the task of helping her husband to become ever more a man. "Here we see the reciprocity of differences."

Do Not Take Pleasure in Others' Mistakes
True fraternal reprimand is painful because it is done with love, in truth and humility. Moreover it is unchristian to take pleasure when reprimanding someone. This was the focus of Pope Francis homily Friday during Mass in Santa Marta, on the day when the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Holy Name of Mary.

Vatican Announces Feast Days of Newly Canonized Pontiffs
The Feast Days of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II will be on October 11th and October 22nd respectively, the Vatican has announced.

Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation of the Lord in the Temple
Gospel passage: “Mary and Joseph took Jesus to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.” (Luke 2:22)

Third Joyful Mystery: The Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ
Gospel passage: “And she gave birth to her firstborn son, and she wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger…” (Luke 2:7)

Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation of our Lady To Saint Elizabeth
Gospel passage: “And Mary, entering the house of Zeccariah, greeted Elizabeth.” (Luke 1:40) Mary, our crowning glory as your children consists in becoming a faithful copy of you. We want you to be proud of the fact that your children look like you.

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
John 3:13-17 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation of the Incarnation of God
Gospel passage: “And Mary said, ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.’” (Luke 1:38)

God Walks With Saints and Sinners
Mankind did not make this journey alone: God walks with us. Because God chose an option: he opted for time, not for the moment

2014-2015 Synods Of Bishops On The Family
On October 8, 2013, Pope Francis announced that in October 2014 there would be an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on topics related to the family and evangelization

New Appeal for Peace in Ukraine
In recent days, significant steps have been taken to reach a truce in the regions affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, even though today we have received news that gives little cause for comfort

"Peace is the future" Community of Sant´Egidio International Peace Meeting
For almost 30 years men and women of different religions gathered in the spirit of Assisi in a particular city to dialogue, to face the challenges of our time in order to find the way of living together peacefully

Classical Education Makes a Comeback
Schools Show New Interest in Traditional Curriculum

When Babies Become Commodities
The New Eugenics

A Shower of Roses
The reason I wrote this book is simply to make it easier to say a beautiful prayer – the Rosary; to contemplate the mysteries of the life of Christ through the eyes of Mother Mary; and to explain the litanies – loving praises from Mary’s children to their Mother – simply and with feeling.

How the Latin Patriarchate Sees the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew-Speaking Catholics Will Be Among Those Tracing Church's Role

Pope: recognize your sins and be transformed by Christ
Pope Francis on his homily inviting the faithful to ask themselves whether they are capable of telling the Lord they are sinners; whether they really believe the Lord has given them a new life; whether they trust in Christ.

Pope Francis meets with soccer legend...again!
Once again, Pope Francis met with Argentinian soccer legend, Maradona.

Find the Living Jesus in the Gospel
We need to proclaim the Gospel with humility not with ‘wise words’ because Jesus Himself is the power of the Word of God, and only those who have an open heart can receive Him said Pope Francis Monday morning, as he resumed his daily mass at Santa Marta after the summer break.

Pro-Life Think Tank Sounds Warning Over New EU Commission President
European Dignity Watch Says Jean-Claude Juncker Intends to Extend EU Powers Over Fundamental Rights

Catholic legislators urged ‘to be leaven in the world’
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who heads the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, shared a message on Friday with participants of the fifth annual conference of the International Catholic Legislators Network.

Christian unity not division
Pope Francis on Wednesday said that in a Christian community division is one of the worst sins because it comes not from God. He made the comment during weekly General Audience on Wednesday in St Peter’s Square.

Ice Buckets: Does the End Justify the Means?
The Challenge Is Becoming Discerning, Informed Benefactors

Pope Francis' interfaith soccer match shows desire for peace
A priest and close friend of Pope Francis says the pontiff's idea for an upcoming inter-religious soccer match for peace shows his keen interest in promoting the topic on all levels of society.

Father Cantalamessa Speaks of His Book on St. Francis
Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the pontifical household, is releasing a book titled "In Love With Christ," in which he reflects on the real St. Francis.

II Catholic Social Days for Europe
This major event which we call the Social Days, taking place this year in Madrid between 18 and 21 September, is being jointly organised by the two organisations of Europe’s Catholic Bishops, CCEE and COMECE

Next World Day of Peace to address slavery, Vatican announces
“Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” is the title of the message Pope Francis will deliver for the 2015 World Day of Peace, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace stated Thursday

The Pope after Korea: “Christ does not destroy cultures”. Prayers for Iraq
“Christians and other persecuted minorities”. The general audience after the trip to Korea: we pray for reconciliation. Pope gives thanks for the condolences following the death of his relatives and greets San Lorenzo Almagro football team

The Love that Made Mother Teresa
The Love That Made Mother Teresa is a simple book about a complex human being. Author David Scott goes to great lengths to itemize his subject matter’s simplicity and paint a vivid portrait of a remarkable life.


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