The Pocket Gospel: A Gift from Pope Francis


The faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Sunday Angelus on Sunday, April 6, will receive a special gift from the Holy Father:  a "pocket gospel."Several times in the past, Pope Francis has urged the faithful to carry a pocket-sized book of the Gospels and to read it often, meditating on Jesus' words and deeds.According to the Vatican Information Service, To help put this suggestion into practice, and communicating a clear message, next Sunday during the Angelus in St. Peter's … [Read more...]

Bible That Traveled to the Moon Now Visits the Vatican

Microchip Bible

In February 1971, astronaut Edgar Mitchell traveled to the moon aboard Apollo 14, carrying with him a reminder of the Creator:  a tiny Bible.  I told the story of the "space bible" when it was up for auction two years ago (and I linked to some notable prayers from space).Now the microchip Bible will be among items displayed at the Vatican in a special exhibit called "Verbum Domini II:  God's Word Goes Out to the Nations."  The exhibit, which runs from April 2 through June 22, will feature art … [Read more...]