Christmas is a beautiful time of the year for most of us, most of the time. But it is also true that Christmas can be a very painful time of year for some, especially those who have experienced recent loss or who, for various reasons, have fewer family options at Christmas. Yes, Christmas can be the best of times, and the loneliest of times, the most wonderful time of the year, or the most painful.
Pope Francis sent his condolences to the friends and families of three missionary nuns who were killed in Burundi. The bodies of 79 year old Sister Bernadetta Bogiann, 75 year old Lucia Pulici and 82 year old Sister Olga Raschietti were found over the weekend. They were reportedly raped and one of them was beheaded.
From Polynesia to Cameroon, a group of missionaries traveled more than 13,000 miles to see Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience. Watch this video for more!
Pope Francis says he is convinced that Msgr. Oscar Romero was "a man of God.” During the flight from South Korea, he used the phrase to define the late Archbishop of San Salvador, who was murdered in 1980. His beatification process began in 1997. But it was blocked over concerns on his interpretation of liberation theology... but now its moving along.
His Eminence Edward Bede Cardinal Clancy AC, the seventh Archbishop of Sydney passed away peacefully on 3 August 2014 in Sydney.
Tens of thousands of young people are in Rome to meet with Pope Francis. They all have two things in common: They are altar servers and they're from Germany, Austria or Switzerland. The meeting will take place Tuesday evening in St. Peter's Square, which will include a prayer session with Pope Francis. The theme of the pilgrimage is based on being free enough to do the right thing.
It's estimated that about 2 percent of the world's population is atheist. For many years, Jennifer Fulwiler, was part of that group. She grew up in a happy atheist home. Religion, she thought, was based on a fairytale and Christianity was down right dangerous.
It's been a year now since Jesuit priest, Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio was kidnapped in Syria. Still, there are no details on his whereabouts or his kidnappers. The silence has been agonising. So much so that Fr. Dall'Oglio's family uploaded this video, asking kidnappers for answers, whether good, or bad.
For 25 years, the Caritas branch of the Diocese of Rome has taken an active approach to caring for people living with AIDS. When it first started, fear was high, and those infected had few place to turn to. The live-in facility was opened in Villa Glori, in a posh Roman neighborhood. It's not a medical center, but it's a place they can call home.
Millions of viewers around the world have watched a YouTube video showing the determination of a young man in the Philippines to marry the love of his life just hours before dying of terminal cancer.
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