The End of the World As We Know It? Well, Not Yet –

A faithful reader mentioned that one or two of my columns have been a bit dire of late, but one must not wonder, for the times lend themselves to such reflections. The point, however, is not that the end of the world as we know it is around the corner, but, rather,...

Man of the Beatitudes – Chapter 8

The eighth and final chapter of a serial fiction series focusing on the life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. Man of the Beatitudes – Chapter 8 Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Pope Francis asks for prayer for Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region

Vatican City, Nov 29, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has asked people to pray for Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where the United Nations has said that “a full-scale humanitarian crisis is unfolding.” A communique from the Holy See Press Office Nov. 27 stated that...

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for First Sunday of Advent 2020

The First Sunday of Advent is the Church’s New Year’s Day and this year it dawns on a very different world – rocked by the impact of Covid19. Here in Northern Ireland, public worship has once more been suspended for two weeks in a so-called “circuit-breaker” lockdown,...

Pope Prays for Victims of Storms in Central America

Pope Francis offered prayers Sunday for victims of recent storms in Central America. His thoughts came after praying the noonday Angelus with the limited crowd of the faithful in St. Peter’s Square. “I would like to express my closeness to the people of Central...

Pope Reminds Faithful that Advent is Time of Expectation and Hope

Pope Francis today welcomed the Advent season with a reminder for the faithful around the world that it is a time of  “expectation and hope”. His remarks came in his commentary before praying the noonday Angelus with the pandemic-limited crowd of pilgrims in St....