Saturday, March 05, 2016

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk Meets Pope Francis

On Saturday Pope Francis met with leaders of the Permanent Synod of the Greek-Catholic Ukrainian Church. His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevhchuk affirmed communion with the Catholic Church.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, March 5, 2016

How is the Taizé Community Doing?

Pope Francis on Thursday met with the the prior of the Taizé Community, Brother Alois.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, March 5, 2016
NLM: “Our Fidelity to the See of Peter” : The Ukrainian Hierarchy Celebrates the Divine Liturgy in Rome by Gregory DiPippo

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, says a meeting of bishops with...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, March 5, 2016

Fr. Cantalamessa's Third Lenten Reflection

In his third Lenten reflection in the Vatican, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Catalamessa, preacher of the Papal Household,...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, March 4, 2016

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His first and second reflections for Lent of this year.

OAJ Interview with Todor Mitrovic

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Chiesa: Priests With Wives Yes, But As Brother and Sister

This was the discipline in effect during the first centuries of the Church. From Mexico a missionary is re-proposing it for today as well. He has written about it in a book that he sent to the pope, together with a letter
One of those rare occasions I post a link to something at First Things: The Orthodox Icon: An Art Event at the First Things Editorial Office March 9, 2016 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Catalog of St. Elisabeth Convent

Monday, February 29, 2016

Pope and Pope

Pope Francis on Monday received the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Pope Matthias I, in the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, February 29, 2016

Pope Francis urged world leaders to “promote peaceful coexistence” in the face of “a devastating outbreak of violence...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, February 29, 2016

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Pope Francis was presented two publications of the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 24 February, at the close of a...

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Solovyov: A Bit too Enamored with the Western Church?

After all, who got two feast days? St. Nicholas, the bishop... did the Byzantine Empire cease having bishops after the first millenium?
His comments on St. John Cassian, Feb. 29.
Chiesa: Teacher’s Pets in the School of Francis: The Bishops of the Philippines

They have encouraged the faithful in the use of contraception “in circumstances that invite a re-evaluation of the ban.” As suggested by the pope, when asked about the Zika virus

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Paul VI and the Nuns Raped in the Congo. What the Pope Never Said
First Francis and then Fr. Lombardi have restated for the umpteenth time that pope Montini permitted those nuns to take birth control pills. But that’s false. Here is how that urban legend was born. And what the true status of the question is

Ed Peters: Misunderstanding the (alleged) ‘Congo contraception’ case

Janet Smith

Orthodox Spiritual Life: The Liturgy as Our Life, by Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer)