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St. Luke’s version of the Beatitudes

If we live like Jesus, St. Luke assures us that we will “rejoice in that day” when He will come again, we will “leap for joy” for “surely [our] reward is great in heaven” (Luke 6:23). [...]

Pope Francis: There is no room for individualism in dialogue with God

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that one’s prayer should always be a dialogue with God with charitable consideration for others’ needs. [...]

The Christian call to holiness

Every vocation is a commitment to love. [...]

Pope Francis: The dialogue between Christianity and Islam is a decisive factor for peace in today’s world

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that his recent trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was a step forward in Catholic-Muslim dialogue and promoting peace among religions. [...]

Where do I come from? Where am I going? What is my purpose? Who am I?

The Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), concluded in 2015, has begun an arduous but genuine healing of Canada’s relationship with the first peoples of the land by first, acknowledging the brutal wounds left by colonization, and paved ways for more open and candid dialogue, not only between the Canadian Government and [...]

Pope Francis: Way of the Cross is the school of Christian life

(CNA/EWTN News) Everyone should pray the Stations of the Cross, Pope Francis said Wednesday, revealing that he always has with him a pocket-size book of “Via Crucis” meditations to pray with when he has a spare moment. [...]

Discovering Who We Are

Do we know who we are? Can we recognize our own identity, or do we define it from our culture and society? [...]

Pope Francis: To serve the Lord means to listen and practice His word

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis launched an app Sunday called “Click to Pray,” which connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer intentions via their smartphones. [...]

A Love Story Like No Other

A great mystery indeed is this marriage of heaven and earth. [...]

Pope Francis: To pray well, we must get to have a child’s heart

(CNA/EWTN News).- God the Father will always be there for his beloved children, Pope Francis said Wednesday, with a reminder that the unconditional love of God is not limited by our own sense of guilt or unworthiness. [...]

“You are my son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22)

Let us follow St. Paul’s advice, strive to be transformed by faith and make it our goal in life that God will be well pleased in us His adopted children. [...]

Pope Francis: Prayer always transforms reality

(CNA/EWTN News) Persevere in prayer, remembering that God the Father is waiting to answer his children – even if the result is to change the person, not the circumstance, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]

“We three kings of orient are . . .”

Let yourself be transformed by the good news [...]

Pope Francis: Turn to God in prayer, as a child turns to his or her father

(CNA/EWTN News) When praying, remember the words of Jesus when he taught the ‘Our Father,’ Pope Francis said Wednesday, meeting God as his beloved child and speaking from the heart. [...]

Honouring the Holy Family

The Holy Family is the Perfect Snapshot of Unconditional Trust and Faithfulness [...]

Pope Francis: Realize anew that we are brothers and sisters

(CNA/EWTN News) On Christmas, Pope Francis prayed for peace and renewed brotherhood in Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other parts of the world experiencing conflict. [...]

The Woman Who Makes Christmas Great

Jesus is our Lord and the reason why we celebrate Christmas. But in this Christmas, let’s also remember the woman who makes it great. [...]

Pope Francis: Don’t put ourselves at the center of Christmas

(CNA/EWTN News) Make space for wonder and surprise this Christmas, Pope Francis urged Wednesday, explaining that the first Christmas had many surprises – including that God came into the world as a tiny baby. [...]

“The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:5)

Rejoice, be glad; be gentle and humble [...]

Pope Francis: Our Father is a short but bold prayer”full of “filial trust

(CNA) Pope Francis gave an Advent reminder Wednesday that faith should not be just a “decorative” addition to daily life by pointing to how the ‘Our Father’ prayer embodies the essence of life itself. [...]

Salvation history is human history

Let us widen our lens when reading the Bible and do not dissociate its stories with our present age and the world we are in now [...]

Pope Francis: Begin our prayer with humility

(CNA/EWTN News) Learning to pray well is a continual process, but should always start from a place of humility, as Jesus demonstrated in the Gospels, Pope Francis said Wednesday. “Even if we have been praying for so many years, we must always learn!” the pope said December 5. “The prayer of man, this yearning that is born so naturally from his soul, [...]

The End or the Beginning

Advent is indeed, a time of remembering, reflection, and transformation. [...]

Pope Francis: The Decalogue is Christ’s “x-ray” which lets his face appear

(CNA/EWTN News) By reflecting on the Ten Commandments, Christians can examine their hearts to see where disordered attachments and desires have made them in need of Christ’s healing, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Is Christ the King in our Family?

What does it mean when we say Christ is King in our family? Let us unpack its meaning together. [...]