BY ANTHONY GATHAMBIRI IMC When is Easter not yet Easter? I suggest it is when we fail to forgive; when we celebrate Easter loaded with the baggage of bitterness. It’s not Easter for us when we bear grudges, because Easter is about resurrection. And it’s in resurrection that we ought to rise again from the death [...]
Blessed John Paul II, who will be canonised on April 27, was one of the most forceful moral leaders of the modern age. He brought a philosopher’s intellect, a pilgrim’s spiritual intensity and an actor’s flair for the dramatic to his role as head of the universal Church for more than 26 years.
The election of Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla as Pope John Paul II was unexpected. GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER looks at how it came about. October 1978: The world’s cardinals gather in Rome to elect one of their own as the new pope, the second time they are called to do so in less than two months. The [...]
Son of God Reviewed by John Mulderig As the first wide-release film in nearly 50 years to focus on the life of Jesus as a whole, Son of God represents an epochal event for believing moviegoers. Though not the most powerful mass media treatment of its subject—that accolade continues to belong to Franco Zeffirelli’s 1977 [...]
By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service When Blessed John XXIII met Queen Elizabeth II of England at the Vatican in 1961, the pope departed from Apostolic Palace protocol by inviting the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, inside his library for an unplanned chat.
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Jesus’ resurrection “isn’t the happy ending of a beautiful fairytale, it isn’t the happy ending of a film,” but is the result of the loving intervention of God, who wanted to give humanity hope and salvation, Pope Francis said.
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- At Easter, let go of grudges April 20, 2014
- The paschal mystery lives in the family April 20, 2014
- 1958 – Pope John XXIII begins his ministry April 20, 2014
- Movie Review – The Legend of Hercules/Devil’s Due April 19, 2014
- Mass Readings April 20-27, 2014 April 18, 2014