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May 25, 2014

Pope's Address at the Holocaust Memorial of Yad Vashem

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 5 days ago
Here below is Pope Francis' address that he gave on a visit this morning to the Memorial of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. *** “Adam, where are you?” (cf. Gen 3:9). Where are you, o...

'Let Us Respect and Love One Another as Brothers and Sisters'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 5 days ago
At 7:15 pm Roman time on Sunday, Pope Francis was welcomed at the entrance of the Dome of the Rock by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and All Palestine, Sheik Muhammad Ahmad Hussein...

Two Surprises of Pope Francis' Holy Land Pilgrimage

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 5 days ago
Pope Francis’ historic pilgrimage to the Holy Land, not without a couple of surprises so far, has centered around Sunday’s meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I....

Pope to Chief Rabbis: Catholic and Jews Must Reflect Deeply on Spiritual Bond

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 5 days ago
Jews and Catholics need to have more than simply "reciprocal and respectful" relations but also "reflect deeply" on the spiritual significance of the bond existing between them...

Pope and patriarch meet, sign Common Declaration

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 5 days ago
From CNS:  Half a century after a historic encounter between their predecessors, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met in the same place to seek inspiration for...

Extra seating and the universal nature of the Catholic Church

Sacristies of the World - 3 months 5 days ago
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, if there’s a bigger than normal Mass going on, it’s always helpful to put out extra seating.  At Christmas I get all the chairs from...

Fifty years later, pope and patriarch meet again in Jerusalem

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 3 months 5 days ago
"We need to believe that, just as the stone before the tomb was cast aside, so, too, every obstacle to our full communion will also be removed," the pope said May 25 during a...

Christian pastor forcibly returned to Iranian prison

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 5 days ago
Washington D.C., May 25, 2014 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After being treated for two months in a hospital for injuries suffered from beatings during his imprisonment, Saeed...

Poem: Good Lord, Deliver Us!

Breviary Hymns - 3 months 5 days ago
Good Lord, Deliver Us! is by the English poet, lawyer, and cleric in the Church of England, John Donne (1572-1631). It is included in the Poems for All Seasons Appendix of the...

The Weekly Francis – Volume 59 – 25 May 2014

The Curt Jester - 3 months 5 days ago
  This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 11 to 25 May 2014. The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches...

The Weekly Francis – 25 May 2014

Jimmy Akin.org - 3 months 5 days ago
This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 11 to 25 May 2014. Regina Caeli 18 May 2014 25 May 2014 General Audiences 21 May 2014 Homilies 11...

Ending Capital Punishment: A Conservative Cause

dotCommonweal - 3 months 5 days ago
Leon Neyfakh's article on "The Conservative Case Against the Death Penalty" deserves a wider audience that that of the Boston Globe (or Commonweal for that matter, but we do what...

Pope Francis: “Invoke from God the gift of peace”

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 5 days ago
Two remarkable moments from a remarkable day, via CNS. Pope Francis makes an unscheduled stop to pray at the West Bank wall dividing Palestine and Israel. And he meets and...

Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch meet in Jerusalem, issue common declaration

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 5 days ago
Pope Francis met privately with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, who holds a primacy of honor in Eastern Orthodoxy, at the apostolic delegation in Jerusalem on May 25. The...

Two Recent Religious Discrimination Suits In New York

The Religion Clause - 3 months 5 days ago
Two interesting religious discrimination suits filed in New York have been reported on in recent days by the media.  TMZ (May 21) reports that Nicole Johnson, a devout Muslim, is...

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew pray together at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Catholic Herald - 3 months 5 days ago
Half a century after a historic encounter between their predecessors, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met in the same place to seek inspiration for Christian...

Pope Francis arrives in Israel, appeals for dialogue, condemns anti-Semitism

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 5 days ago
Pope Francis arrived in Tel Aviv on the afternoon of May 25, the second day of his three-day Holy Land pilgrimage, and was greeted by Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime...

Pope invites Israeli, Palestinian leaders to Rome to pray for peace

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 3 months 5 days ago
Pope Francis invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to pray together at the Vatican for peace between their nations.

‘Violence cannot be defeated by violence,’ Pope tells young Palestinians

Catholic Herald - 3 months 5 days ago
Pope Francis told young Palestinian refugees that “violence cannot be defeated by violence” during a visit to a refugee camp in Deheishe, near Bethlehem, earlier today. The Pope...

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