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What does the Good Shepherd Sound like?

“I’ve found the Great Silence, and I’ve come to see that the noise was inside” (Theophane the Monk, “The Great Silence”, Tales of a Magic Monastery, 55) [...]

Pope Francis: Making the sign of the cross makes the Christian way of facing life visible

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to make the sign of the cross is to mark ourselves as Christians, and that it is something we should do often to remind ourselves that we belong to God. [...]

Jesus’ uplifting presence in the Gospels

“Lord Jesus, open the Scriptures to us: make our hearts burn with love when you speak. Alleluia” (Gospel Acclamation, See Luke 24:32) [...]

Pope Francis: Withhold the Sacrament of Baptism from a child means not trusting in the Holy Spirit

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis spoke about the sacrament of Baptism on Wednesday, emphasizing the importance of the Catholic practice of baptizing infants, since the grace of the Holy Spirit helps them to grow in virtue. [...]

The 8th Day – A New World Order

What seems like an interlude now is but the beginning of everlasting happiness and glory. [...]

Pope Francis: We celebrate the Eucharist to learn to become Eucharistic men and women

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Eucharist is key to living an authentic Christian witness, and that those who leave Mass unchanged, continuing to gossip or hold onto unholy habits, have missed the point. [...]

Pope Francis: Jesus gave his life to make us holy, to renew us, to forgive us

(CNA/EWTN News) The Easter Triduum is the most important time of year for Christians, Pope Francis said Wednesday, and stressed that those who truly allow themselves to be transformed by Jesus' resurrection, while still being sinners, cannot be corrupt. [...]

Do we see what he sees?

To see - with eyes of the intellect or eyes of the heart? [...]

An Overlooked Story in Mark’s Passion Narrative

The story of a woman pouring perfume on the Lord marks the beginning of the passion narrative in Mark's gospel. Why is the story important? [...]

Pope Francis: When we receive Holy Communion, we must let ourselves be transformed into Jesus

(CNA/EWTN News) At Wednesday's general audience, Pope Francis said our participation in the Holy Eucharist at Mass is not a merely spiritual communion, but a sacramental one, uniting us to Christ and his Church. [...]

Heart Matters

Near, far, wherever you are I believe that the heart does go on Once more you open the door And you’re here in my heart and my heart will go on and on. (“My Heart Will Go On”, written by James Horner and Will Jennings) Who can forget this haunting yet beautiful song of Celine Dion, lamenting lost love while acknowledging the strength of an […] [...]

Pope Francis: The peace of Christ cannot take root in a heart incapable of living fraternity and of repairing it after having wounded it

(CNA/EWTN News) At the general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of the recitation of the Our Father at Mass, asking if when we pray it, we understand whom we are praying to and the relationship we are called to have with him. [...]