It will be a Church with two thirds of the faithful in the southern hemisphere. With more Catholics in Manila than in Holland. With the West in a decline of faith. And with the United States at the center of the new geography
Pope John Paul II expressed his wish to go to Medjugorje, but never made it there. …
The university has not understood its Catholic and Pontifical duties. It has turned its back on the Catholic and Magisterial light, sadly necessitating what is an unprecedented move in the history of the Church. Though long in coming, it shows that Pope Benedict XVI has teeth.
St Bridget of Sweden and the Pope Call Christian Married Couples to be the ‘Sweet and Smiling Face of the Church’July 23, 2012 1 Comment
Bridget married Ulf and together, as a fruit of their love, they had eight children. In the hearth of the home she learned the way of selfless, kenotic love. Through the real nitty-gritty stuff of family life, including the tragic loss of a child, she became so configured her to Jesus Christ that she became a prophetic voice to the world of the twelfth century, addressing its leaders in a manner which led them to the way of repentance. After years learning the way of domestic holiness, domestic kenosis, she and her husband Ulf made a pilgrimage which changed the course of their lives.
In prayer we learn to see the signs of this merciful plan in the journey of the Church. Thus do we grow in the love of God, opening the door for the Blessed Trinity to come and dwell among us, bringing us light and warmth and guiding our lives. … Prayer generates men and women not animated by egoism, desire to posses and thirst for power, but by gratuitousness.
Pope Benedict’s tireless effort to heal a rift within the Church which began 24 years ago – and finally end the division between the SSPX and Rome – is one more sign that his paternal heart beats with the desire for unity revealed in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. “Father, may they be one. so that the world may believe.” (John 17:21) We add a hearty “Amen” to his efforts. We invite our readers around the globe to join with us in focused prayer for a fruitful result.
The Holy See has acted pastorally, out of Christian love, and in keeping with its proper role to guard the deposit of faith. The National Catholic Reporter’s biased and inaccurate reporting concerning this entire matter has contributed to the secular Medias feeding frenzy and thereby contributed to placing the leaders of the Catholic Church in a bad light. That is not responsible Catholic journalism.
If the Commission stays on the schedule laid out by Cardinal Puljic, it will have worked little less than three years when it renders its report to the Pope.
“irradiate and express to the world the love and presence of Christ”
November 10, 2011 | CatholicCulture.org (Vatican City) - Pope Benedict XVI met on November 10 with the Council of Religious Leaders in Israel, and told them that “dialogue between different religions is becoming ever more important.” “This is pressing for the religious leaders of the Holy Land who, while living in a place full of memories sacred ...Tags: catholic news, Israel, Israeli religious leaders, middle east catholic news, Pope, Vatican City, World Catholic NewsWorld News