(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis remembered the persecuted Christians in the world on Sunday – Palm Sunday – during Mass in St. Peter’s Square. Following the proclamation of the Passion according to St. Mark, Pope Francis delivered a homily, in which he reflected on the plight of all those who endure humiliation because of their faithfulness to the Gospel, all those who face discrimination and pay a personal price for their fidelity to Christ.
Holy Week is one of the most widely celebrated and important religious observances in Mexico. Almost all towns and cities in the country have some kind of public observance during a two-week period that starts from Palm Sunday at least to Easter Sunday and can extend into the week after.Mexican television features movies, documentaries and other shows focused on the religious event and other topics related to the Catholic faith, especially in Latin America. The U.S. … [More]
B. Anna Katharina Emmerick: THE DOLOROUS PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST MEDITATION IV The Chalice used at the Last Supper The chalice which the Apostles brought from Veronica's house was wonderful and mysterious in its appearance. It had been kept a long time in the Temple among other precious objects of great antiquity, the use and origin of which had been forgotten. The same has been in some degree the case in the Christian Church, where many consecrated jewels have been … [More]
THE HOLY CHALICE-by Michael Hesemann www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm When Pope Benedict XVI visits Valencia, Spain, in July, he will see one of the most sacred relics of the Christian world: the Santo Caliz, the Holy Chalice, which inspired the myth of the Holy Grail. For more than 500 years the Cathedral of Valencia has been in possession of an agate cup, venerated as the vessel with which Christ initiated the Blessed Sacrament during the Last Supper; a claim … [More]
Pope Francis' weekly General Audience, condolences for flight crash victims in France, Ontario doctor's take College of Physicians and Surgeons to court to fight for their conscience rights and a Catholic Church comes under attack in Pakistan.
Pope Francis to visit White House on Sept. 23 WASHINGTON — President Obama will host Pope Francis at the White House on Sept. 23, the White House confirmed Thursday. The historic visit will mark only the third time a pontiff has visited the White House. President Carter met with Pope John Paul II in the Oval Office for an hour in 1979; President Bush hosted Pope Benedict XVI in 2008. www.usatoday.com/…/70481144
Alone at controls, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. In a split second, all 150 people aboard the plane were dead. Andreas Lubitz's "intention (was) to destroy this plane," Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin … [More]
Saint Braulio of Zaragoza Bishop of Saragossa, date of birth unknown, d. at Saragossa c. 651. In 631 he succeeded his brother John, whose archdeacon he had been, in the episcopal See of Saragossa. His influence extended not only to the bishops, but also to the Kings of Spain. In one of his letters (no. xxxvii) he urged King Chindaswinth to appoint a co-regent in the person of his son Receswinth. To his insistence with his friend Isidore of Seville, is due the inception and … [More]
On Palm Sunday, March 29th, starting at 9.30am, the Pope will bless the palm and olive branches in St Peter’s Square. At the end of the procession he will preside at the celebration of Mass of the Lord’s Passion. On Holy Thursday, April 2nd, Pope Francis will concelebrate the Chrism Mass with cardinals, patriarchs, archbishops, bishops and presbyters present in Rome. On Good Friday, April 3rd, the Pope will preside at the celebration of Our Lord’s Passion in St Peter’s Basilica … [More]
Newsbreak: South Carolina Senate Committe on Medical Affairs hears testimony on Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. -Vatican releases Pope Francis's Holy Week Schedule. -Pope Francis visits Naples, blesses congregation with blood relic of St Januarius. [More]
Report: France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit One of the pilots is heard leaving the cockpit, then banging on the door with increasing urgency in an unsuccessful attempt to get back in. "The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer," The New York Times quotes an unidentified investigator as saying. "And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer." Eventually, the newspaper quotes the investigator as saying: "You can … [More]
These are the nationalities of the A320 victims, as confirmed by either Germanwings or their country's governments: 72 Germans 35 Spaniards; Spain says there may be up to 39 3 British, confirmed by the government, which says there may be more 3 Kazakhs 3 Americans 2 Argentines 2 Australians 2 Colombians 2 Iranians 2 Japanese 2 Venezuelans 1 Belgian 1 Dane 1 Dutch 1 Israeli 1 Mexican 1 Moroccan 1 Turk yahoonews.tumblr.com/…/live-updates-3-…[More]
Desde entonces para el mexicano (2x) Ser Guadalupano (2x) Ser Guadalupano es algo esencial.