I talked in a previous post about the treasure of celibacy. Not only is it a loving response to God, but it is a loving response that involves the whole person, body and soul.
Celibacy is valuable because the consecrated person is looking constantly beyond the horizon, and this invites both the Church, and [...]
In 1859, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a woman named Adele Brise. This is not, strictly speaking, an article of faith, since the approval of the shrine by the Bishop of Green Bay does not add anything to the Catholic faith. The approval confirms, through the authoritative voice of the Church, that the [...]
This morning Benedict XVI travelled by helicopter from the Apostolic Palace in Castelgandolfo to the Vatican for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
Continuing a series of catecheses on the subject of “the school of prayer”, the Holy Father turned his attention to Psalm 3 which recounts David’s flight from Jerusalem when Absalom [...]
The patroness of the cathedral of Madrid is the Blessed Virgin Mary, venerated by locals (and pilgrims) in this image of the Virgen de la Almudena. The unusual name for Mary apparently comes from the Arabic word, al-mudayna (the citadel), indicating a part of the city of Madrid, a city which was [...]
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