Christianity – The Religion of Martyrs

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By Michael Adel Amen Twenty-one Christians have been slaughtered in Libya. Some countries have merely denounced what happened, though world leaders, eager to be the first to speak out, strongly condemned the killing of the French cartoonists working for Charlie Hebdo. Why is it that the murders of these Christians and the displacement… Read More: […]

Pope’s Morning Homily: ‘We Must Accuse Ourselves in Order to Be Merciful’

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By Junno Arocho Esteves “When we learn to accuse ourselves of our sins, we can become merciful with others.” These were Pope Francis’ words during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel from St. Luke, in which Jesus preaches on being merciful with […]

Pope at Santa Marta: Judge not

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(Vatican Radio) It is easy to judge others, but we can only progress on our Christian journey in life if we are capable of judging ourselves first, said Pope Francis at Monday morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta. The readings of the day focused on the subject of mercy. The Pope, recalling that “we are […]

‘The Greatest Persecution of Christians in History’ (Part I)

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Just before the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, well-known German historian Michael Hesemann announced the discovery of 2000 pages of hitherto unpublished documents on, what he calls “the greatest persecution of Christians in history” in the Vatican Secret Archives. In this in-d… Read More: Zenit

Why this priest has spent 50 years fighting with the New York Times

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New York City, N.Y., Mar 1, 2015 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York Times on its editorial opinions regarding matters of faith and morals. The New York priest has submitted Letters to the Editor of the publication […]

Pope: Jesus reveals himself, as the perfect icon of the Father

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(Vatican Radio) Before the Angelus the Pope recalled Sunday’s Gospel on the Transfiguration in which Jesus “is at the peak of his public ministry. The Holy Father explained that Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, where the prophecies of the ‘Servant of God’ will be fulfilled. The crowds, he added, facing the prospect of […]

Pope: I Urge Everyone to Reject Violence and Respect the Dignity of Every Person

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Decrying the violence, kidnapping, and harassment in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis has launched an appeal for all human lives to be respected. Following the Angelus prayer, the Holy Father said, “I urge everyone to reject violence and respect the dignity of every person and the sanctity of human life.” “I […]

Is there a ‘roadmap to happiness’ in marriage? New video series says yes

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Rome, Italy, Mar 1, 2015 / 06:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With the family in the spotlight ahead of the Church’s upcoming Synod in October, one video initiative is confronting today’s marriage crisis head-on by teaching couples to discover its beauty. “We wanted to develop a program that is going to meet (couples) where they are […]