Greetings for a very happy feast Day of the Annunciation to you. We rejoice in this sublime mystery when the divine touches our land and our hearts. Thanks to Mary's readiness a new creation was made possible.
Few people understand the Vatican better than John Allen Jr., a Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter in Rome. Since Benedict announced his resignation, John has been doing his homework on the "papabili," or "papal candidates" who are most likely to succeed him. In these segments we look at some of the most dynamic Cardinals from around the world.
Summer 1936 at the start of the Spanish Civil War. The film tells us about the martyrdom of 51 members of the Claretian Community of Barbastro (Huesca, Spain). Excellent portrait of the human and religious dimension of each person involved in such a real tragedy of our history. The sacrifies of young Claretians proclaim that "Love overcomes death."
London pop band Ooberfuse have been chosen to sing and record in English the official youth anthem of World Youth Day 2013. This English version of the WYD Rio 2013 is great, youthful, faithful, joyful. Congratulatios Ooberfuse. Hope Cherrie Anderson's voice will encourage many to "Go, be missionaries".
Fr. Robert Barron discusses the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI; answering to four different reporters in the NBC network studio he deals with some of the questions and situations every catholic has now after the Pope's surprising announcement of his resignation.
Human Trafficking There are more slaves today than at any time in human history. An estimated 27 million men, women, and children are living in bondage. In 2007, slave traders made more profit than Google, Nike, and Starbucks combined.
Not quite sure about the relationship between Advent and Christmas? Check out Busted Halo's two-minute video that describes why we celebrate Advent and wait to celebrate Christmas.
We’re finally here! After months of travelling, shooting, scripting and editing, our newest Salt+Light series is now live for the whole world to see. Last night, we launched the premiere of our NEW 15-part series.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Italian: Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna) is a 1972 film directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Graham Faulkner and Judi Bowker. The film is a biopic of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Fr. Thomas Rosica speaks with Archbishop Tobin in this recent, exclusive interview filmed in the Vatican Offices of Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
The 2nd March 2012 is the 1st anniversary of Pakistan’s Minister For Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti’s, brutal and cold-blooded assassination at the hands of militant Islamists. To mark the solemn occasion ooberfuse, in association with the British Pakistani Christian Alliance (BPCA), have filmed a chilling and shocking music video to accompany their song Blood Cries Out.
Morning is breaking as we set off on our walk, and a bird, a Raven perhaps, squawks in the morning air. For a few quiet minutes we hear, observe and imagine the Old City of Jerusalem as it might have been in Jesus' time.
The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to Charles Dickens as "one of the greatest writers of the English language" on the 200th anniversary of his birth. He was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall, the Archbishop of Canterbury and luminaries from the worlds of literature and theatre for a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, where wreaths were laid at Dickens's grave in Poets' Corner.
Claretian Missionaries, aware of the ever faithful love of God our Father, greet the New Year of 2012 with hope and joy. Fr. Gonzalo Fernandez, Prefect of Spirituality, and several of his companions encourage us to trust in God's burning love. They invite us to look forward with renewed enthusiasm in spite of the present world crisis.
God came to dwell among us. Since then humanity is capable of bringing forth the highest values. But if any of us look away from God's presence what was supposed to be a Kingdom of Justice, Peace and Love, becomes an Empire of evil. Charlie Chaplin final speech in The Great Dictator film reminds us of this truth.
What moves you to change? Where do you need to be healed and where can you offer some healing? Take ten minutes to watch this powerful clip and see what feelings and thoughts it stirs up. We often don't think about the chain reaction of love we can set in motion through even the smallest kindness.
The band has released a song and music video inspired by top London-based jewelry designer, Lara Bohinc’s, recent tasteless comment when Kate Moss asked her for a free belt: “Are you sure she’ll be wearing it?’ I didn’t want to see it on her Filipina maid.”
As we celebrate the Nativity of the Virgin Mary we listen to the Priests rendition of the Ave Maria. It was Thomas Murray who sent us this video on this feast day.
John 14:15-16, 23b-26 "The Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you."