Benedict XVI met with roughly 100 political leaders at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo. He talked about the deep economic crisis, by telling politicians that the crisis is also an opportunity to renew fundamental ethics in public life.
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(Vatican Radio) While in Rome for the preparatory commission for October’s Synod of the Family, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk spoke to Vatican Radio about the situation in his country. A complete transcription is provided below. Click to listen to Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk’s interview:
Bishops from eastern Congo have criticised the failure of their government and the United Nations to act against “genocide, jihadist fundamentalism and Balkanisation” in the country, which is widely considered Africa’s most Catholic. “For more than 20 years, the eastern populations have fallen victim to war and insecurity – in 2010, the victims numbered six […]
Many are ready to give a polite nod of some sort to Jesus of Nazareth. Most honor him as a great moral teacher. Many even confess him as Savior. But the Incarnation of the Eternal God? Second person of the Holy Trinity? God can’t be one and three at the same time. Such a notion is at worst illogical, at [...]
Welcome back! Last Friday night we gathered with the deacons at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on the eve of the ordination, to pray together, to have a meal. After that meal, I gave them their assignment letters and their faculty letters. Then the next morning at the Cathedral was the ceremony itself. It was very well attended with five men being ordained […]
Why are there so many broken relationships? Why does it seem that there is so much suffering in the world? Both of these questions can be answered only if we are willing to take a closer look at original sin. Original sin is a reality that cannot be escaped.
INTRODUCTION TO THE RELIGIOUS LIFE: A JOURNEY OF FAITH AND SERVICEFriar Guy Lespinary, OP; The Society of St Pauls, Staten Island, New York; 2015 Reviewed by Barbara Flynn AS this year is dedicated to the Consecrated Life in the Catholic tradition it is fortunate to have available Friar Guy’s text.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f […]
Psalm 93 [Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition]
1 The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely.
2 Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?
4 Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?
5 Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low: and they have afflicted thy inheritance.
6 They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered the fatherless.
7 And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.
8 Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the eye, doth he not consider?
10 He that chastiseth nations, shall he not rebuke: he that teacheth man knowledge?
11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.
12 Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.
13 That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his own inheritance.
15 Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it are all the upright in heart.
16 Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? or who shall stand with me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in hell.
18 If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.
19 According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.
20 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?
21 They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God the help of my hope.
23 And he will render them their iniquity: and in their malice he will destroy them: the Lord our God will destroy them.