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Vatican Corner 11-29-15

VATICAN CORNER On November 2, 2015, a$er several months of inves!ga!on, Va!can City police arrested two people on suspicion of removing and sharing confiden!al Va!can documents. Monsignor Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, and Dr. Francesca Chaouqui were arrested for...

Pastors Desk 11-29-15

On the night of April 15, 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlan!c and sank. Over 1,500 people lost their lives in one of the worst sea disasters in history. A few years ago a magazine recalled the great disaster and asked its readers this shocking –...

Vatican Corner 11-22-15

VATICAN CORNER For centuries, many cultures have celebrated their agricultural harvests. The Romans had a harvest fes!val called Cerelia, which honored Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, grain and fer!lity. Our word cereal comes from her name. The fes!val was held...

Pastors Desk 11-22-15

In the 1920s, a totalitarian regime gained control of Mexico and tried to suppress the Church. To resist the regime, many Chris!ans took up the cry, "Viva Cristo Rey!” (“Long live Christ the King!”) They called themselves "Cristeros." The most famous Cristero was a...

Vatican Corner 11-15-15

VATICAN CORNER CONTINUED … So now that the Synod on the Family is over for 2015, what will Pope Francis do? It was the second mee#ng in a year that he had called to address how and whether Catholicism could adapt its teachings to the changing reali#es of modern family...

Pastors Desk 11-15-15

People have been predic#ng the end of the world since the first century. St. Paul thought Christ would return in his life#me. Hippolytus, one of the early philosophers, predicted Christ would return in 500 A.D. In 960, German theologian, Bernard of Thuringia,...

Vatican Corner 11-8-15

VATICAN CORNER At the Va"can on October 24, 2015, at the end of the three week gathering of the 270 Cardinals and Bishops from around the world, the Synod on the Family came to a close. Pope Francis closed the mee"ng that had been full of arguments, calling for a more...

Pastors Desk 11-8-15

At the turn of the century, a man wrote in his diary the story of a young newsboy he met on a street near his home in London. It was well known in the neighborhood that the boy was an orphan. All a!empts to place the boy in either an ins"tu"on or a foster home were...

Vatican Corner 11-1-15

VATICAN CORNER There were some side stories which came out of the Pope’s visit to the U.S. When riding in the Popemobile surrounded by cheering crowds on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pope Francis chuckled when he saw 4-month old Quinn Madden dressed like...

Pastors Desk 11-1-15

A pastor was explaining the pictures of his Church’s stained glass windows to the third graders. The first stained window is really red, the next window is really blue, the next window is really green, and the next window is really yellow. The sun has come up in the...

Vatican Corner 10-25-15

VATICAN CORNER Continued… On Sunday, September 27, 2015, Pope Francis began his second day in Philadelphia and his last day in the U.S. He began by meeting privately with a small group of victims of clergy sex abuse, listening, and expressing solidarity in sharing in...

Pastors Desk 10-25-15

There is a story, believed to be true, about Abraham Lincoln, just before the close of the Civil War. Landowners in the Deep South were cutting their losses, liquidating their slaves before slavery was banned, and President Lincoln came upon a slave auction in...

El Hecho Guadalupano

No te pierdas esta Conferencia! “El Hecho Guadalupano” Conferencista: Luis Fernando Castañeda Conferencista Internacional preparado en el Centro de Estudios Guadalupanos en la ciudad de México con Monseñor Enrique Salazar Martes 01 de Diciembre @ 7pm En el gimnasio de...

Vatican Corner 10-18-15

VATICAN CORNER continued ….Philadelphia was the third and last U.S. city that Pope Francis visited, arriving Saturday morning Sept. 26, 2015. He celebrated Mass before more than 2,000 priests, women religious and deacons at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and...

Pastors Desk 10-18-15

Michael Hargrove tells about a scene at an airport that literally changed his life. He was picking up a friend. He noticed a man coming toward him carrying two light bags. The man stopped right next to Hargrove to greet his family. The man motioned to his youngest son...

Vatican Corner 10-11-15

VATICAN CORNER con!nued …On Friday September 25, 2015, on his fourth day in the U.S. and his only full day in New York City, Pope Francis spoke at the United Na!ons General Assembly. He began by blessing the U.N. staff and laying a wreath for U.N. workers who have...

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