Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The journey of a Sudanese refugee

The journey of a Sudanese refugee

 “I left my home because of the war and the fighting. While we were living there we had goats, sheep, cattle. We were farmers. We left everything behind when we ran away. There was infantry, artillery, shooting in the village and a lot of bombardments from planes.”

They decided to make their way to a refugee camp in South Sudan, but the journey proved to be too challenging. Not only physically, but also emotionally. 


“My husband started to feel bad. He felt so stressed having lost everything. He was thinking about it. He was feeling bad about not being able to take care of the children. He died under one tree on the way.”

Archbishops Chaput and Gomez on the politics of immigration

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Meet Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, soon to be the youngest Cardinal of the Church

Meet Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, soon to be the youngest Cardinal of the Church

Religious Liberty Report: India and Africa show bad standing

Religious Liberty Report: India and Africa show bad standing

Religious Liberty Report: India and Africa show bad standing

Religious Liberty Report: India and Africa show bad standing

Meet the future Filipino Cardinal of the Church: Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle

Meet the future Filipino Cardinal of the Church: Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle

Charity and justice as evangelization

Pray for Syria!!



The new evangelization's prayer for the unborn

Carmelites: People in search of God.... From the Desert to the Garden of...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Archbishop Chaput on the politics of abortion


Archbishop Chaput on the politics of abortion

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Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia discusses the politics of abortion and its relevance to Catholic voters.




Sunday, October 14, 2012

ZENIT - Archbishop Rowan Williams Address to the Synod of Bishops

ZENIT - Archbishop Rowan Williams Address to the Synod of Bishops

5. To be fully human is to be recreated in the image of Christ's humanity; and that humanity is the perfect human 'translation' of the relationship of the eternal Son to the eternal Father, a relationship of loving and adoring self-giving, a pouring out of life towards the Other. Thus the humanity we are growing into in the Spirit, the humanity that we seek to share with the world as the fruit of Christ's redeeming work, is a contemplative humanity. St Edith Stein observed that we begin to understand theology when we see God as the 'First Theologian', the first to speak out the reality of divine life, because 'all speaking about God presupposes God's own speaking'; in an analogous way we could say that we begin to understand contemplation when we see God as the first contemplative, the eternal paradigm of that selfless attention to the Other that brings not death but life to the self. All contemplating of God presupposes God's own absorbed and joyful knowing of himself and gazing upon himself in the trinitarian life.
6. To be contemplative as Christ is contemplative is to be open to all the fullness that the Father wishes to pour into our hearts. With our minds made still and ready to receive, with our self-generated fantasies about God and ourselves reduced to silence, we are at last at the point where we may begin to grow. And the face we need to show to our world is the face of a humanity in endless growth towards love, a humanity so delighted and engaged by the glory of what we look towards that we are prepared to embark on a journey without end to find our way more deeply into it, into the heart of the trinitarian life. St Paul speaks (in II Cor 3.18) of how 'with our unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord', we are transfigured with a greater and greater radiance. That is the face we seek to show to our fellow-human beings.

František Tůma - Inno per il Festo di Santa Teresia

Religious Street Art? Local artist says why not?

Religious Street Art? Local artist says why not?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Witness Describes Last Moves of Missing US Priest; FBI Investigating | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Witness Describes Last Moves of Missing US Priest; FBI Investigating | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Benedict XVI: Rediscover the Rosary

Pope : Two new Doctors of the Church

Pope : Two new Doctors of the Church

Too few Latino priests in U.S.

Pope's former butler sentenced to 18 months. Will the Pope grant his pardon?

Pope's former butler sentenced to 18 months. Will the Pope grant his pardon?

St. Hildegard of Bingen and St. John of Avila are now Doctors of the Church. Pope also welcomes the Synod of Bishops

St. Hildegard of Bingen and St. John of Avila are now Doctors of the Church. Pope also welcomes the Synod of Bishops

New information on local missing priest

New information on local missing priest

Friday, October 5, 2012

What is a Doctor of the Church?

What is a Doctor of the Church?

But to actually become a Doctor of the Church, three conditions must be met:
“The first is the sanctity of life. The person has to be a saint. The second is that their life and doctrine be orthodox. The third is the so called 'eminent doctrine' which must be qualified. It must bring something to the world of faith, like deepening our understanding of one or many truths.”

What can St. Hildegard of Bingen teach us? A look at the life of this future Doctor of the Church

What can St. Hildegard of Bingen teach us? A look at the life of this future Doctor of the Church

October 7th marks the day, St. Hildegard of Bingen will be declared a Doctor of the Catholic Church. The German nun was a  music composer, writer and theologian, who made a mark by talking about her religious visions. 

St. John of Avila: The life and influence of this future Doctor of the Church

St. John of Avila: The life and influence of this future Doctor of the Church

There's so much St. John of Avila did during his lifetime. He helped implement the Council of Trent in Spain. He was also known as a gifted preacher. In fact, his preachings motivated St. John of God to convert to Catholicism. On October 7th, he will become a Doctor of the Church. 

What is the Rosary?

What is the Rosary?

“The Rosary is the contemplation  of the life and work of Jesus Christ, and Mary, as His mother was present through all these moments.”

US Catholic priest reported missing in Athens | Athens News

US Catholic priest reported missing in Athens | Athens News


The American embassy in Athens confirmed on Thursday evening that an American priest has been reported missing and that it is working with the Greek authorities, including the police, to find him.

The family of Catholic cleric Christiaan Kappes (36), from Franklin in Indiana, said they last heard from him over the telephone on Monday October 1. They have been raising awareness in their local media since.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Moniales Carmélites Déchaussées d'Alep





Discalced Carmelite nuns of Aleppo Syria. Monastery of Our Lady of Syria founded in 1964. Video uploaded 11 Feb 2011 by the Carmelite friars of Lebanon.