Many of us are uncomfortable when we have to think about the intersection of religion and politics. Yet our politics are undoubtedly informed by our religion. None of us who believe that abortion, euthanasia, and […]
Homily Video of Part #1 of the Virtual Pentecost Mission.
Homily Clear and Simple
French faithful joyfully return to worship as churches reopen after more than two months in lockdown
Masses resumed over the weekend in several dioceses, but some bishops have chosen to keep their churches closed.
Laudato Si’ Week has just concluded but the focus on serving the environment continues in the Church. Pope Francis has launched the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year with several initiatives, including the Season of Creation.
Msgr. Bruno-Marie Duffé, Secretary of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, has just published a letter inviting Catholics around the world to participate in the Season of Creation. The letter warmly invites the Church to “join the ecumenical family in celebrating the Season of Creation, the annual celebration that takes place from September 1, the World Day of Prayer for Creation, to October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.”
The Season of Creation is an annual event that encourages prayer and action for our common home. In recent years, thousands of Catholics on six continents have organized local activities to celebrate the Season of Creation. In 2019, Pope Francis issued the first-ever papal statement on the season.
The Holy Father has appointed as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences the Distinguished Professor Eric Steven Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, Cambridge, United States of America.
Professor Eric Steven Lander
Professor Eric Steven Lander was born in New York (USA) on 3 February 1957. He graduated from Princeton University in 1978 and received his doctorate from Oxford University as Rhodes Scholar in 1981.
Saint Philip Neri was a friend and mentor of saints. He put his friendly and jocular personality at the service of the apostolate in which he played a part in the vocation of many saint friends in their work for the counter-reformation. His asceticism, love of the confessional and of the Holy Mass, his yearning for the missions and love for the poor were echoed by great saints who lived after him. His influence on the culture is something we can learn from today.
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