Richard McCullen CM writes about Beatification

The Pope went on to say that the mission of Italian Blessed Nemesia Valle, virgin, of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Charity of St. Jeanne-Antida Thouret was “to show God’s love to the needy, the poor and to all human beings in every corner of the...

Pope’s Mission Sunday Message

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 29, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican press office today presented John Paul II’s message on the topic “Eucharist and Mission,” on the occasion of the 78th World Mission Sunday, which will be held Oct. 24. Here is the full text of...

Pope: Fight Against Poverty Must Actively Involve the Poor,

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 19, 2004 (Zenit.org).- In the struggle against poverty, governments should not only assist the poor but also actively involve them in finding long-lasting solutions to their problems, says John Paul II. The Pope expressed this today when he...

Bishop Shines Shoes of Shoppers

MAUNDY SHOE-SHINE April  13,   2004     PETERBOROUGH UK, April 10, 2004 (ekklesia.co.uk): A Bishop has rolled up his sleeves to give shoppers a free, symbolic, shoe shine in place of the traditional foot-washing. The Rt Rev Ian Cundy, Bishop of Peterborough (UK), and...

How Jesus Rises Today….

Signs of the Resurrection today….When the world seems a defeat for God and you are sick with the disorder, the violence, the terror, the war on the streets; when the earth seems to be chaos, say to yourself, “Jesus died and rose again on purpose to save,...

Culture and the Cross

Interpretations of the Crucifixion reflect the spirit of the age. Mel Gibson’s vision, argues one theologian and expert in film, reveals our own obsession with violence Tim Williams of Australia draws attention to the followwing piece in the London Tablet… The...