Believe in, and humbly witness to Jesus in the Sacraments like the two blind men – Archbishop Antonio Filipazzi

By |2022-12-03T12:39:44+01:00December 3rd, 2022|Diocese News, Ekwulobia Diocese, News, Nigeria, Vatican|

Believe in, and humbly witness to Jesus in the Sacraments like the two blind men - Archbishop Antonio Filipazzi By Padre Mike Umoh, CSN It was indeed a joyful moment for the people of God in the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CADEK) as they rolled out drums on Wednesday December 1, 2022 to welcome the

Pope: Violence against women is blasphemy against God

By |2022-11-25T17:29:47+01:00November 25th, 2022|News, Vatican|

As we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Pope Francis reminds us that our level of humanity is measured by how we treat women. By Francesca Merlo The International Day Against for the Elimination of Violence Against Women has been observed annually on 25 November since 1981. This date was

Pope Francis’ prayer advice: Just be with Jesus ‘without ulterior motives’

By |2022-11-18T09:56:46+01:00November 18th, 2022|News, Vatican|

Pope Francis has offered advice towards building “a more mature and more beautiful relationship with the Lord” through prayer. Speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square on a cold, cloudy morning on Nov. 16, the pope spoke about spiritual desolation and approaching prayer without solely seeking “emotional gratification” or as “a mere exchange.”

Organizers of National Eucharistic Congress announce pilgrimage plans, major budget cut

By |2022-11-18T09:48:50+01:00November 18th, 2022|News, Vatican|

By Joe Bukuras Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2022 / 15:45 pm Organizers of the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis have announced plans for a major pilgrimage to the event — and a big budget cut. The Congress, which is the culmination of the National Eucharistic Revival — a three-year initiative by the U.S. bishops to inspire

Pope: Communication must be inclusive and truthful

By |2022-11-17T17:11:14+01:00November 17th, 2022|News, Vatican|

Pope Francis greets Paolo Ruffini, Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication (VATICAN MEDIA Divisione Foto) Pope Francis reflects on the responsibility of those involved in communication encouraging them to always seek the truth, fight hate speech, give voice to those who have no voice, and refrain from spreading personal opinions. By Linda Bordoni

‘Media professionals must engage with audience’ – Pope Francis

By |2022-11-17T17:07:19+01:00November 17th, 2022|News, Vatican|

 ‘Media professionals must engage with audience’ - Pope Francis Pope Francis speaks with Members and employees of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, and urges media professionals to let their heart and Christian values shine through in their work. By Devin Watkins As the Dicastery for Communication held its plenary assembly, Pope Francis met with Members

Pope: May we turn wars, plagues into opportunities for conversion

By |2022-11-17T17:03:21+01:00November 17th, 2022|News, Vatican|

In a letter to Cardinal Juan José Omella Omella, Archbishop of Barcelona, Pope Francis discusses St Ignatius’ conversion, and the gift of his Spiritual Exercises to the modern world. By Joseph Tulloch Exactly five hundred years ago on Monday, St Ignatius arrived in Barcelona, a city which played an important role in his formation. To

Pope encourages COP27, recalls Laudato Si’ Action Platform anniversary

By |2022-11-17T17:01:20+01:00November 17th, 2022|News, Vatican|

Pope Francis encourages the work of the COP27 climate summit taking place in Egypt, and recalls the first anniversary of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. By Devin Watkins & Nathan Morley As delegates continue deliberations at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt, Pope Francis offered his encouragement to efforts to protect the environment.

Vatican’s Synod on Synodality organizers say synod is ‘fruit’ of Second Vatican Council

By |2022-10-10T17:42:23+01:00October 10th, 2022|News, Vatican|

CNA Newsroom, Oct 10, 2022 / 05:20 am In a message marking the 60th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, the organizers of the Synod on Synodality called the Synod of Bishops a “fruit” of the council. Quoting Pope Francis, the synod’s general secretariat on Monday said the synod was “indeed one of [the

Pope Francis canonizes two new saints: St. Artemide Zatti and St. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini

By |2022-10-10T17:38:39+01:00October 10th, 2022|News, Vatican|

Vatican City The Catholic Church gained two new saints on Sunday as Pope Francis canonized St. Artemide Zatti and St. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini. The two saints were both born in Italy in the 19th century and ministered to others amid the massive emigration of hundreds of thousands of Italians each year at the turn of

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