Communicate, Already!

From Blessed John Paul II at World Youth Day in Manila in 1995: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son” (Jn 3:16). Jesus, sent by the Father to mankind, communicates the abundance of life to every believer (cf. Jn 10:10), as we reflected and proclaimed on the occasion of the recent [Read More...]

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

In a speech to leaders in the arts and science in Malta in May, 1990, Blessed John Paul II said: Of course the economic, political, and social dimensions of life require careful attention and forthright commitment on the part of all. But at the same time it is necessary to reaffirm adamantly the primacy of [Read More...]

Want to Win the Race? Meet these Women. Walk with these Women.


Our culture has an overwhelming treasure in the rich history of good, strong, dynamic, courageous women who understood the human condition, lived lives of service, sacrifice, rigor, joy and the truest freedom. Catholics begin the month of November every year celebrating the feast of All Saints, a crowd that includes some of the most impressive [Read More...]

‘The Best, the Most Noble’ on Display in Response to Sandy’s Devastation

“There is a real sense of what Blessed John Paul II called solidarity: People coming together in love and support,” in the midst of the wreck Hurricane Sandy wrought, New York’s Cardinal Dolan said in an interview today. Watch the latest video at [Read more...]

Two by Two, Never Alone

In his Angelus address, on August 2, 1987, Blessed John Paul II pointed out: Every Christian is, in fact, essentially an apostle. This noble status obliges him to undertake any and all efforts, personally and as part of a community, to achieve that which we invoke when we pray: “Your kingdom come.” The human being [Read More...]

JPII on Marriage

From a homily at a Mass for families in 1986: To wed, for two Christians, is first and foremost an act of faith; it is a way to transfer their human love into the supernatural order, it is an entrusting of their love to God, so that God himself will take it into his care, [Read More...]

‘I believe she desires to take all of us into the heart of her Son’


On the Star of the New Evangelization, Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is playing such a prominent role in the papal visit to Mexico.     [Read more...]

Fulfilling a Friend’s Dream


You are sometimes reminded that monumental figures of world history are also men, and can even be friends, as the current and immediate past pope were. Today Pope Benedict XVI told those gathered for Mass in Leon, Mexico: Dear brothers and sisters, by coming here I have been able to visit the monument to Christ [Read More...]