Worldwide Rosary on Sunday, August 16

Worldwide Rosary on Sunday, August 16

As part of the International Marian Festival that will take place in Paray le Monial, France, August 14-19, the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary will be prayed on five continents of the the world simultaneously beginning at 5 p.m. (Paris time) on Sunday, August 16.   Those in the United States who wish to join in…
A Sobering Look at the Muslim Expansion: Evangelization in Context

A Sobering Look at the Muslim Expansion: Evangelization in Context

 October 7, 1571, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Feast date was so named for the powerful role of the Rosary in winning the Battle of Lepanto; a victory that literally turned around the unrelenting tide of ongoing Islamic invasion and conquering of Christian Europe at the time. (Remember, today’s city of…
Simple, Powerful Reflections from St. John Vianney and St. Therese of Lisieux

Simple, Powerful Reflections from St. John Vianney and St. Therese of Lisieux

As you know, today, Friday June 19, 2009, is the 150th Anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney, known by many as the beloved Cure d’Ars and the patron saint of parish priests.  Today is also the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  In light of these converging monumental and historical truths, Pope…
Pope Benedict XVI’s Lenten Message:

Pope Benedict XVI’s Lenten Message:

He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry” (Mt 4,1-2) Dear Brothers and Sisters! At the beginning of Lent, which constitutes an itinerary of more intense spiritual training, the Liturgy sets before us again three penitential practices that are very dear to the biblical and Christian tradition – prayer, almsgiving,…
Vatican Aide: Put Man at the Center of the Economy—Cardinal Martino Says World Is More Than Just Money

Vatican Aide: Put Man at the Center of the Economy—Cardinal Martino Says World Is More Than Just Money

SANTIAGO, Chile (Zenit.org)—The financial crisis under way in the United States should remind us that the human person must be at the center of the economy, says the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Cardinal Renato Martino affirmed this in a press conference during a visit he is making to Chile through Wednesday.…