In his letter introducing the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict calls us to faith and charity. "...may this Year of Faith make our relationship with Christ the Lord increasingly firm, since only in him is there the certitude..."
Church - 2011
The news of the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II recalls what was so impressive about him: the transparency of a humanity totally bound to its origin. A fascination able to melt our hearts' resistance to the grace of sainthood.
On the Feast of Corpus Christ Pope Benedict reminds us in this homily of the profound gift that is the Eucharist. Union with Christ and His church is most fully realized in the reception of communion.
In the first speech of a Pontiff at the Bundestag, Benedict XVI went to the root of a problem that concerns everyone–how to recognize what is right. In so doing, he set another milestone on the path to “broaden reason.” Here is how.
On the visit to his homeland, Benedict XVI swept away months of hostile criticism, from the speech in Parliament to prayer with Protestants to dialogue with Jews and Muslims. He surprised us all by putting the heart’s expectation at the center once again.
Face to face with Fr. Mauro Giuseppe Lepori, chosen to guide the 1,800 Cistercians scattered around the world, after 26 years in the monastery. He describes his "vocation within the vocation" that allowed him to discover "there's gusto in everything."
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC, discusses the New Evangelization, his friendship with John Paul II, and the thrilling moments of his priestly journey toward being made Cardinal of a "very important Church."
In a country wounded by conflict, 6 nuns have made their home on a hill to testify to the "source of peace." We went to see their life, from their Morning Prayer to their handcraft, to learn how it is possible to look at the other "with the eyes of God."
A people, with one reason alone. A million and a half people attracted by the life of a person seized by Christ. This is what happened in Saint Peter's Square, a confirmation of what many of us had just heard at the CL Fraternity Spiritual Exercises.
The apparitions that took place over 150 year ago, in the tiny town of Champion, Wisconsin, to a young woman, Adele Brise, are now officially recognized by the Church. It is the first-approved Marian apparition on American soil.
In recognition of the ceremony in which Benedict XVI proclaims him blessed, we present memories of (and current happenings related to) a Pope to whom we owe a great deal.
The release of the Pope's new book offers a look at the Church's journey and the challenge of His Presence, before which we have to take a stand. Traces offers here some keys to understanding why people touched by grace "make an age."
Technology's totalitarian tendencies, and the sense of resignation it inspires, meet human freedom and the hope of a transcendent horizon in a surprising guide for modernity: Benedict XVI's latest encyclical.