One hundred years ago, on December 22, 1917, an Italian nun who had dreamed of a mission to the Orient died in Chicago. "Your China is the United States," the Pope had told her. Here is her story, from a series published in Traces in 2009.
Church - 2017
On September 2, 2017, Pope Francis address the Korean Council of Religious Leaders
Fr. Julián Carrón addresses the New priests of the Fraternity of St. Charles Borromeo.
In the Boston Pilot, Bishop Robert Barron comments on Pope Francis' numerous talks, sermons, and lectures to priests, seminarians, and bishops, where he mentions Mgsr. Luigi Giussani.
The epochal challenges of terrorism and migration, the role of religion in contemporary society. What do Pope Francis’ words and gestures in Egypt teach us? An analysis by Javier Maria Prades López. (from Jotdown.es)
Blesseds Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto are canonized in the Square in front of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima. "We can take as our examples Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta, whom the Virgin Mary introduced into the immense ocean of God’s light..."
Pope Francis visited the Catholic Coptic Church in Egypt. He said despite the many negative and despairing voices, priests and religious there are called to be a positive force within society.
Fr Ibrahim sent greetings on Easter. "In what atmosphere will the Christians of Aleppo celebrate Easter? In that of Resurrection? Is war really over?"
The founder of Russia Cristiana passed away on Christmas Day at age 93. Remembering his encounter with Fr. Giussani in 1957, the discovery of the samizdat, and much more.