The press this morning was announcing that the Pope performed an exorcism. Here is the video footage that was shown on Italian television of something that happened after Mass on Pentecost Sunday. The Pope prayed over a number of people who were sick, including this young man:
This is certainly not an exorcism in [...]
One of the prayers of the Mass that I never understood very well was the prayer that goes like this:
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
It is easy [...]
On April 13th, 2013, the newly elected Pope took a name that no Pope in history had ever taken before: Francis. This is a bold name, and it is no small task for the Pope to live up to his namesake. Pope Francis says that he did not think too much about the name [...]
Today the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church celebrated Mass together in St. Peter’s Basilica, before entering the Sistine Chapel. There is a strong Catholic sense that all the important moments of life should be connected to Mass, and so it is almost taken for granted that the Conclave would begin with the celebration of [...]
As the Catholic Church was pondering the resignation of Pope Benedict and saying goodbye to a beloved shepherd, my grandmother unexpectedly died at the age of 79. This meant that I almost completely ignored one of the most talked-about events of the year in order to focus on something that was, in a personal way, [...]
GREEN BAY — Fr. Benjamin Sember returned to the diocese during his Christmas break as a new author. His recently published book, “Twelve Lessons on the Catholic Faith,” is designed to provide a simple, yet thorough, faith introduction. The [...]
Today the Pope canonized seven saints whose lives span the globe:
Jacques Berthieu (1838-1896) A French Jesuit priest and missionary who was martyred by rebels when he refused to abandon the Catholic faith.
Pedro Calungsod (1655-1672) a young Filipino layman and catechist who was helping with the evangelization of the Chamorros people in Guam. He [...]
I recently stumbled on an excellent web site, called Why I’m Catholic.com, whose mission is to collect and publish stories of people who have converted to the Catholic Faith and come into the Church. Every single story is different, and every one is beautiful (just like each child of God is beautiful), [...]
It is an exciting moment to be the first person to introduce God to someone who has never met Him before. I once asked a young girl, “Do you know who God is?”
“No” she said.
In a metaphorical sense God is always standing nearby, waiting to be introduced to each new person who comes [...]
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