Why I chose ‘Francis’

As you know, there are various reasons why I chose the name of Francis of Assisi, a familiar figure far beyond the borders of...

Christ’s life was one of sacrifice, not popularity

Dear Brothers and Sisters,This Sunday’s Gospel (cf. Jn 6:51–58) is the concluding part and culmination of the discourse given by Jesus in the Synagogue...
kids bulletin

The Kids’ Bulletin: A fun way for Catholic kids to learn about the...

 Yes, the title and subtitle above taken from the Kids’ Bulletin website best describes a liturgy project that is being well received by parents,...

On the service of charity

“The Church’s deepest nature is expressed in her threefold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of God, celebrating the sacraments and exercising the ministry of...

The Day of Confraternities and Popular Piety

In the Gospel we heard a passage from the farewell discourses of Jesus, as related by the evangelist John in the context of the...

Veni ad salvandum nos!

He was sent by God the Father to save us above all from the evil deeply rooted in man and in history: the evil...

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dear Brothers and Sisters!At the end of its Constitution on the Church, the Second Vatican Council left us a very beautiful meditation on Mary...

Education in the New Evangelization

The Year of Faith has encouraged a broad acceptance of new types of evangelization. These include the utilization of various new media and technologies...

Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

Dear Brothers and Sisters,You are gathered in Rome for the Order’s World Consultation which takes place every five years to reflect on the situation...

Our Lady’s Psalter

Our Lady's Psalter: The Rosary of the Mystery of Christ Translated by Fr. Marco Testa ISBN 978-0-9880692-0-6 Cost: $10. Proceeds benefit the pro-life movement.Father Marco Testa, a...