Posted on 09/19/2019 08:43 AM ()
Brother Peter Tabichi, a Kenyan Franciscan, who in March this year, won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize has, this week, met US President Donald Trump. At a separate event, Brother Tabichi recited St Francis’ Peace Prayer before a session of the US Congress, at the Capitol, Washington DC.
Posted on 09/19/2019 08:29 AM ()
France and Italy demand a new system to automatically redistribute migrants across the EU. The call comes amid tensions within the EU over migration as the number of people entering Europe surges. The French President and the Italian Prime Minister are angry that several EU member states refuse to accept those arriving on Europe's shores.
Posted on 09/19/2019 06:36 AM ()
Listen to this week's edition of our reflections on the Gospel reading for the twenty-fifth Sunday in ordinary time, where Jesus tells his disciples, "The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones, prepared by the late Jill Bevilacqua.
Posted on 09/19/2019 06:21 AM ()
Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the twenty-fifth Sunday in ordinary time. He says that the readings remind us that we are God's stewards and that God expects faithful and prudent stewardship from us.
Posted on 09/19/2019 04:21 AM ()
Pope Francis received in audience in the Vatican participants in the congress of the Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches.
Posted on 09/19/2019 03:04 AM ()
In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, Pope Francis says ordained ministry is a gift which should be appreciated and shared.
Posted on 09/19/2019 02:13 AM ()
Lawyers for Cardinal George Pell presented his final appeal against sexual abuse convictions to Australia’s High Court on Tuesday.
Posted on 09/18/2019 19:00 PM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
The Pope Emeritus, whether as Benedict XVI or Joseph Ratzinger, ranks among those I call my first and best teachers within Catholicism. And because I am a needy and often recalcitrant student, I need a lot of them, so he is joined by St. Philip Neri, Francis de Sales, Thomas Merton, and the Psalmist among many other fine instructors. “Professorial” is a word frequently used to describe Ratzinger’s writing, but I’ve always thought “avuncular” might be a better descriptor. I may approach the writings of the others with the appreciation of a student attending a favorite class, but whenever I pick up a book or encyclical or speech by Joseph Alois Ratzinger, I feel like I’ve come into a room and found a favorite old uncle who greets me with affection and bids me to have a little tea while he shares the fruits of his quiet contemplation.
Posted on 09/18/2019 08:57 AM ()
The prestigious UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award has been given, this year, to the Humanitarian Corridors project thanks to which thousands of refugees have been given a safe and legal pathway to protection.
Posted on 09/18/2019 08:08 AM ()
Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj of Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu state spoke about his diocese during his “ad limina" visit to Rome.