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Is Jesus truly far away from us now?

We may ask why would Jesus leave us behind and gone to heaven? Why wouldn’t he stay with us in this world? He is far away from us now, and is He truly present and fully alive? These reflections have led us to the true meaning of Feast of the Ascension. [...]

Pope Francis: The sign of baptism is never erased by any sin

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that nothing can take away a person's baptism or the identity they thereby gain as a child of God, which is why this sacrament cannot be repeated. [...]

Understanding the Bible as a Polyphonic Hymn

The universality of God’s love and catholicity of His Church is a characteristic integral to the harmony of the polyphonic hymn. [...]

Pope Francis: The renunciation of Satan and the act of faith go together

(CNA/EWTN News) It is not possible to have a relationship with God if we are attached to sin and the devil, Pope Francis said Wednesday, encouraging Christians to cut those harmful ties and re-proclaim their faith in Christ and his Church. [...]

Which kind of branches are we?

A search for a favourite word of John in his gospel would easily lead to the Greek verb meno which is usually translated as “abide/remain”. The word signals a relationship. It suggests a relationship with deep attachment, loyalty and constant union in contrast to a contact which may be intense but short lived with no lasting effect. The metaphor of [...]

Pope Francis: Baptism prepares us, gives us strength for our daily struggles

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis spoke about the temptations encountered in the Christian life, encouraging the faithful not to be discouraged by the struggle, but to be reassured and strengthened by the prayers of the Church. [...]

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. [...]