Becoming Like God Thanks to the Resurrection 2

Fr José LaBoy

Fr José LaBoy

In the episode of the encounter of Christ with the disciples on their way to Emmaus we find a very enlightening lesson regarding the saving power of the Resurrection. Christ appears to them because they have lost hope in his message, since the events have destroyed, according to them, their expectations. That is why after giving an account of the death of Jesus, his “unfulfilled promises,” they say: “But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel.” (Lk 24:21) More…

Should the Catholic Church Compromise with the UN? 13

What part of "Non-Negotiable" don't you understand?

What part of “Non-Negotiable” don’t you understand?

When the United Nations’ Committee on “the Rights of the Child” insists that the Catholic Church change Canon Law and reinterpret Scripture to conform with its own views on abortion and marriage, what word first comes to mind? More…

Pope Benedict XVI, a man of great courage and humility 9

Today, Pope Francis invites us to remember Benedict, Pontiff Emeritus, in our prayers:

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A Good Reason to Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church 5

Fr Jose Laboy

The famous orator, Cicero, once wrote, “Not to know what occurred before you were born is to always remain a child.” Part of maturing and having a strong identity is to know where you come from, your culture, your values. No one starts from scratch.

This quote from Cicero can be applied to Catholics regarding their faith.

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Time Out for Conclave Humor 12

Word has it the last cardinal is set to arrive in the Vatican today. An alleged photo of the cardinal seems to confirm his flight in route to Rome.

And that’s the news for today. 

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A Final Wave from the Holy Father 23

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – On his last full day as pope, Pope Benedict XVI delivered an unusually personal and emotional farewell address, thanking the faithful around the world for their support and assuring them that he would remain in their service even in retirement.

“I will continue to accompany the path of the church with prayer and reflection, with that dedication to the Lord and to his bride that I have tried to live every day till now and that I want to live always,” the pope told a crowd in St. Peter’s Square Feb. 27, the eve of his resignation. (Continue reading…) More…

Pope Benedict Will Be Known As “Pope Emeritus” 13

Vatican News reported this morning that Pope Benedict will be known as ‘Pope emeritus’ or ‘Pontiff emeritus.’ He’ll keep the name of ‘His Holiness, Benedict XVI,’ and will wear a white cassock without the cape called a ‘mozzetta.’  More…

How I Stole the Pope’s Ring 10

By Fr Jason Smith

Fisherman's Ring

Fisherman’s Ring

With Pope Benedict being on everyone’s mind and heart, and today being the feast of the Chair of St Peter, I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to tell my favorite personal encounter with Pope Benedict.

Back in April of 2006, while still a seminarian, I had the privilege of serving at the Easter Vigil, presided over by Pope Benedict XVI. More…

What Happens to Pope Benedict’s Infallibility When He’s No Longer Pope? 14

Answer: It’s not Pope Benedict’s infallibility.

At the end of every pontificate, there is always a lot of buzz and speculation surrounding the issue of the next Pope.

Who will he be? Will he let priests start marrying, allow women to be priests, or change the Catholic Church’s teaching on contraception? More…