PICTURES: Three women consecrated as virgins in rare ceremony in Detroit

Share Button
Three brides in long, white dresses stood before the altar of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. There was not a single groom in sight. Like the 10 wise virgins from Matthew’s Gospel, each carried a lighted lamp. Together, they joined their voices in an antiphon, “I am espoused to him whom

Read More

Closed hearts are unable to rejoice in the Resurrection, says Pope

Share Button
Christian faith is a grace and can be perceived only in the hearts of those willing to be surprised by the joy of the Resurrection, Pope Francis said. “A closed heart, a rationalistic heart” is incapable of understanding the Christian message which has God’s love – manifested in Christ’s victory over death – at its

Read More

Victory belongs to one who triumphs over self, not others, says papal preacher

Share Button
Jesus came to the world not just to teach, but to radically change human hearts that have hardened from sin, the preacher of the papal household has said during a service commemorating Christ’s death on the Cross. “A heart of stone is a heart that is closed to God’s will and to the suffering of

Read More

God’s love protects us even when we are at our worst, says Pope

Share Button
Christians must never lose hope and should remind themselves that God loves them even at their worst, Pope Francis said. God’s love provides “security” both in difficult moments and even when “I have done something terrible and evil,” the Pope said during his weekly general audience. “No one can take this security from us. We

Read More

God makes strange and unbelievable appearance in central Mexico

Share Button
A local man took footage of the rare phenomenon with his cell phone while driving in Michoacan. After uploading the clip to social media, the visual went viral. The formation resembling a giant arm and hand has left many people confused and debating about the origins of the cloud. "This looks like a palm of

Read More

How to Give Up Gossip (and Why God Commands You To)

Share Button
The Bible makes it clear that we are not to gossip. Verses like Ephesians 4:29 tell us “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” James 1:26 takes it a step further,

Read More

Video Shows Kidnapped Christian Missionary Alive One Year after Capture

Share Button
Swiss missionary Beatrice Stockly was kidnapped by al-Qaeda last year. Recently, the terrorist group released a video in which Stockly appears. The Christian Post reports that al-Qaeda kidnapped Stockly from Mali in North Africa where she was working. The group says she will be released when its terrorists in Mali are released. The purpose of

Read More

10-year-old girl prays for miracle and God delivers

Share Button
Ten-year-old Aysha lived in Kafer, Iraq, just outside the ISIS-held city of Mosul. The Islamic State fought fiercely just outside her village, leaving a trail of death, horror and grief. Kafer was under ISIS control for over two years until October this year, when Iraqi troops fought their way into the village on their way

Read More

Blind Woman sees again after Venerating before the relics of St. Charbel

Share Button
Dafne Gutierrez, a blind-mother of three who live in Arizona had regained her sight again after venerating before relic of St, Charbel and receiving blessing from the Parish Priest of St. Joesph Maronite Catholic Church in Phoenix. “There was somebody [on the right] touching me," she told her sister-in-law, who responded, “But there was nobody

Read More

What are the laws enacted by Pope Pius XII regarding the fast required before Holy Communion?

Share Button
The laws enacted by Pope Pius XII regarding the fast required before Holy Communion are the following: Water may be taken at any time before Holy Communion without breaking the fast. Sick persons, though not confined to bed, may receive Holy Communion after taking medicine or nonalcoholic drinks. A priest's permission is not necessary. All

Read More