BREAKING: Pope John Paul II’s Final “Book” to Be Released February 5


Wow!  Pope John Paul II has another book coming out?!You’ve read Crossing the Threshold of Hope.  You have read much of the great body of work by Pope John Paul II which has become known as the Theology Of The Body.Now another book is about to be released.Vatican Insider broke this story:  On February 5, the Polish publishing house Znak will release “I Am in God’s Hands:  Personal notes 1962-2003”. You may recall that the Holy Father specifically requested of his personal secreta … [Read more...]

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards Major Grant for Retired Religious

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The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded a grant of $2.5 million to assist aging religious sisters through the National Religious Retirement Office.  The grant, payable over three years, will help the NRRO's efforts to help religious communities in the United States address serious retirement-funding shortfalls.And goodness knows, there is a great need!  I remember hearing, when I was a small child, that our parish was able to keep the cost of tuition low because the Sisters who taught in … [Read more...]

Pew Forum: Religious Hostilities on the Rise World-wide

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In the period from 2007 - 2012, news reports of religious hostilities have increased significantly.A report just released by the Pew Research Center shows a dramatic increase in religious persecution worldwide in the past six years.  According to Pew: Religious hostilities increased in every major region of the world except the Americas.  The sharpest increase was in the Middle East and North Africa, which still is feeling the effects of the 2010-11 political uprisings known as the Arab S … [Read more...]