Pope urges us to “fly the nest” and tell the Good News to the world. He invites us to make a noise and be less afraid of making mistakes, surprise the world as God constantly surprises us. He adds that this is relevant for all of us, not just the young. We are all are able to hold this passion for God’s life.
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On the Lord’s Team! A Reflection on Sports Providing an Image of the Christian Life. The World Cup captured a lot of attention these past few weeks. I puzzle a bit as to the popularity of soccer since it seems that almost no one ever scores.
Monastic life could make surprise comeback in age of Twitter, Pope Francis aide. Pace of life in 21st century increases craving for silence, says Vatican’s evangelism chief as he joins British would-be monks and nuns.
“The extraordinary thing about the sisters right now is their commitment, regardless of the danger, to stand with their people and not abandon them,” Markham said.The sisters are well aware of the danger in their situation, especially now that ISIS controls Mosul, at least for the time being. All anyone can do for them is pray.
Could the Stations of the Resurrection be highlighted in churches in the same way as the Stations of the Cross? Draw pictures, or create some sculptures, for each station.The Stations of Light draw together stories from the Gospel that follow Jesus after the Resurrection…
During the wide-ranging hour-long press conference on the papal plane back from the Holy Land, the Holy Father also revealed he is to make a two-day trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January next year, according to Vatican Insider.
It is generally accepted as fact that British sailors and engineers working in the tin mines of Rio Tinto introduced the game of football into Spain. The first official club, Huelva Recreation Club, was founded in 1878 in Andalucia. But there were the English priests who taught Real Madrid a football lesson.
The guidelines follow a call from Pope Francis for Catholics to take the church’s message out “into digital highways”. In an echo of the original 10 Commandments, the instructions warn the faithful never to “bear false witness on the internet”
God loves each of us for whom we are, not for whom we think we should be like, but for whom He created us to be. We are created in the image and likeness of God; yet in the mystery of God's creation, each of us is a unique reflection of this image and likeness.
Stakes are high but much could be accomplished. Pope Francis leaves next Saturday for a brief but intense three-day outing to Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, and Israel, a region Christians traditionally call the “Holy Land.”
Real life Sister Act: Nuns in London have joined forces with police to uncover slavery and trafficking
The top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land said on Sunday a spate of attacks against the Church had poisoned the atmosphere ahead of this month's visit by Pope Francis, and urged Israel to crack down on the perpetrators.
Some of England’s most precious historical and religious treasures are to return to their North East birthplace as part of a major project highlighting the region’s heritage and identity. Throughout the Middle Ages South Tyneside was at the heart, not only of English Christianity, but of learning and culture.
Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hanged in 1945 by the Nazis. Before his execution, he told a fellow prisoner, "This is the beginning of a new life." Said the prisoner, a British officer, "Dietrich knew the WAY he was going."
Questions abound over the recent vicious actions of the Chinese government towards Christians in the prosperous Zhejiang Province just south of Shanghai. The actions of the government during the fortnight after Easter against both Protestants and Catholics are unprecedented in recent decades and, justifiably, have received world attention.
The newly formed St. Peter’s Cricket Club also hopes to play Muslim, Hindu and Sikh teams, as well as those from other religions and cultures, to promote dialogue and virtue.
Floribeth Mora Diaz fought back tears on Thursday (April 24) as she claimed that the late Pope John Paul II had saved her from an inoperable brain aneurysm three years ago. Floribeth Mora Diaz, who says she survived a brain aneurism due to Pope John Paul II’s intervention.
Holding on to traditional values – including keeping God in its promise – has helped the Scouts see a dramatic increase in members, the organisation’s chief commissioner has insisted. New figures show that the number of Scouts in the UK has jumped by almost a quarter in the last decade and membership is now at its highest level for a generation.