Vatican Corner 07-22-18

Three dimensional (3D) printing is a manufacturing process using digital data and a printing machine to build up material layer by layer to create tangible objects. Plastics, carbon - fibers, metals, and food are some of the materials being used today in these printers. Such items as artificial limbs, jewelry, high performance auto parts, unmanned...

Vatican Corner 07-15-18

A project of the Jesuit - run global prayer network Apostleship of Prayer is the monthly “ Pope Video ” initiative. In his prayer video of July 3, 2018, Pope Francis asked Catholics to dedicate the month of July to giving a spiritual gift to their pastors by praying for them, especially for those priests that are tired and lonely. The video shows priests...

Vatican Corner 07-01-18

A gathering of gentlemen wearing scarlet trimmed black cassocks in the streets of Rome next to the Vatican is a rare site, especially since cardinals tend to stay in their apartments, offices, and vehicles. But in May, 2018 cardinals seemed to be all around, standing in the streets, checking their cellphones, sittig on parked mopeds, petting dogs, and...

Vatican Corner 06-24-18

On June 29, 2018, Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinals and as before, they come from all over the world, including, this time, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, and Poland. Every year, Francis has been selecting new cardinals and many have come from the outskirts and from the often overlooked dioceses, and sometimes from where...

Vatican Corner 06-17-18

On June 11, 2018, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Juan Barros Madrid from his post as the head of the diocese of Osomo, Chile. Francis also accepted the resignations of two other Chilean bishops who had reached the normal retirement age of 70. Those three bishops were among the 34 who had offered their...

Vatican Corner 5-8-16

VATICAN CORNER On April 16, 2016 Pope Francis made a lighting trip to the Greek island of Lesbos, spending 6 hours there to draw international attention to the plight of those fleeing across the Mediterranean Sea to escape conflict and persecution in their home...

Vatican Corner 5-1-16

VATICAN CORNER …continued Due to the high-profile of Mother Teresa’s work in India and internationally, her cause for sainthood has been well-funded. In her own lifetime, and still today, she is one of the most famous people in the world. She was affectionately known...

Vatican Corner 4-24-16

VATICAN CORNER Pope Francis has approved the second miracle attributed to the intercession of the blessed Mother Teresa, recognizing her miraculous cure of a Brazilian man with multiple tumors. The man’s parish priest had prayed to the Blessed Mother for a cure. After...

Vatican Corner 4-3-16

VATICAN CORNER Continued …Despite the many difficulties, the Franciscans continued to perform their pastoral duties in the Holy Land and are still doing so today. There are now nearly 400 Franciscan friars and nuns in and around Israel. Their calling includes three...

Vatican Corner 3-27-16

VATICAN CORNER continued… The Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land provide pastoral care in 29 parishes, offering Worship, Faith Formation, youth and family programs. Their Media Center tells the story of the Holy Land through multimedia distributed throughout...

Vatican Corner 3-20-16

VATICAN CORNER Every year on Good Friday, a collection is taken up in every Catholic Church to support the people and places of the Holy Land. Christians of the Holy Land rely heavily on the help that comes to them during this special moment of the year. On Feb. 10,...

Vatican Corner 3-13-16

  VATICAN CORNER There is a new book entitled “Dear Pope Francis” published March 1, 2016 in which Pope Francis answers 30 questions presented to him from children from around the world. The U. S. based Jesuit publishing house Loyola Press approached Francis with the...

Vatican Corner 3-6-16

VATICAN CORNER continued … On February 17, 2016, Pope Francis’ trip through Mexico reached its final stop at the northern border city of Juárez across the Rio Grande from El Paso, and thus he symbolically traced the route of migrants through Mexico, focusing on their...

Vatican Corner 2-28-16

VATICAN CORNER CONTINUED … On Monday February 15, 2016, Pope Francis visited Mexico’s southern Chiapas state, and denounced the centuries-old exploitation and exclusion of Mexico’s indigenous people. He prayed before the tomb of Bishop Samuel Ruiz who died in 2011 and...

Vatican Corner 2-21-16

VATICAN CORNER … continued On Saturday February 13, 2016 in Mexico City, Pope Francis met with the president of Mexico, the diplomatic corp. and with the Bishops of Mexico, then held Holy Mass at the Basilica at the Shrine near the ‘Tepeyac’ hill above Mexico City...

Vatican Corner 2-14-16

VATICAN CORNER Pope Francis will be visiting Mexico from February 12th thru 18th, 2016, traveling from south to north and ending at the border town of Juarez, just across the Rio Grande River from El Paso, Texas. This route is intended to represent the difficult path...

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