Faith has played a large role in overcoming anxieties while still remaining vigilant in the post Sept. 11, 2001 world. Listen to the story of Fr. Mychal Judge, chaplain to the New York Fire Brigade, and the first person to die in the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini died in Varese, in northern Italy, at 85 years of age. For 16 years he suffered from Parkinson's disease. He is largely remembered for his work in reaching out to nonbelievers and lapsed Catholics.
One of the shortest papacies in history was that of John Paul I. August 26th marks 34 years since his election, back in 1978. At one point he served as the Patriarch of Venice. Then in 1973, Paul VI made him a Cardinal. Once he was elected Pope, he served for only 33 days, before passing away.
Paul Ryan, who has been selected as Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate for the Republican party in the US, has claimed Catholic Social Teachings as the principle inspiration behind his political thought. In this video, Fr. Robert Barron sheds light on what Catholic Social Teaching actually involves.
Right around the world Indigenous Peoples are working together to meet the challenges faced by their communities. It's time to walk with them in solidarity and help build the path to justice. The Caritas 'Walk As One' short film takes Scott Hall and Major Cameron on their life-changing journey from the Northern Territory, Australia to visit an Indigenous Community in the Bolivian Amazon. The film explores the similar historical injustices and challenges experienced by Indigenous Peoples around the world in social, cultural and political spheres.
In this video, Reagan Wickens chats with Fr Paul Newton about his journey to the London Paralympics!
In 1943, in the midst of the Second World War, Pius XII urged Catholic institutions to help Jews who were being persecuted by Hitler's Nazi regime. In Rome, one of the many people who risked their lives was Francesco Bertoglio, the rector of the Pontifical Lombard Seminary, who hid hundreds of Jews dressed as seminarians.
Welcome to a world with no barriers, a world where possibilities are endless and potential is limitless. Watch this video to meet the Superhumans, the stars of the London 2012 Paralympic Games...
Carlo Fusco is one of the lawyers representing Paolo Gabriele, the Pope's butler that was found in possession of confidential documents. Fusco says it's highly unlikely that Paolo will receive a full acquittal. He will have to stand trial, and if found guilty of aggravated robbery, the butler of the Pope could serve a sentence of six years in an Italian jail.
Mother Adele Garnier was a French Benedictine nun born near Dijon in 1838. She founded the Tyburn Convent in London on the site where four English martyrs were executed during the Protestant Reformation. Now, the Vatican has put a spotlight on this French nun as a possible candidate for sainthood.
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