Holy See “disappointed” by the report of the Human Rights Council
– The methodology proposed in the report may in turn become a manifestation of discrimination, the representative of the Holy See to the UN is convinced. Read also 02/26/2021 Vatican: the hidden impact of the pandemic cannot be underestimated 02/24/2021 Vatican – UN: pandemic threatens human rights 07/18/2019 Holy See on religious persecution in the […]
What should the Church think about sex education?
QUESTION: What should be the sex education of adolescents according to Christian principles? What is the best way to present to them the teaching of the Church in this area? ANSWER: often parents, teachers and even catechists offer children something like a “list”: what is allowed and what is not. This is an erroneous approach: […]
New genes for rare diseases identified
– The results of the study were presented at the Vatican clinic on the eve of World Rare Disease Day. Read also 03/01/2021 Dad: to bring sick children the caress of God Olga Sakun – Vatican City Despite the pandemic, in 2020 the Vatican Children’s Clinic “Bambino Gesu” gave the name to 13 rare genetic […]
Benedict XVI: “There are no two Popes”
Pope Retired Benedict XVI (December 2015) (AFP or licensors) Retired Pope Benedict XVI’s interview with Corriere della Sera: resignation was “a difficult decision,” but it was done “absolutely deliberately, and I am sure I did the right thing.” Vatican News The resignation from the pontificate, which took effect eight years ago, was a difficult decision, […]
How can a soul be defiled by original sin if it comes from the holy hands of God?
QUESTION: How can a human soul be defiled by original sin if it comes from the pure, holy hands of God? ANSWER: To begin with, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (404), “the transmission of original sin is a mystery that we cannot fully understand. But from Revelation we know that Adam received […]
Three Calls to Repentance: A Sermon by Cardinal Cantalamessa
Sermon by Cantalamessa to the Roman Curia (ANSA) Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa delivered the first Lenten sermon addressed to the Roman Curia: the papal preacher dedicated it to the theme of repentance, taking as a basis the call of Jesus Christ, which sounded at the beginning of His public ministry: “The time is fulfilled and the […]
What is the meaning of the words “we thank you, for great is your glory,” uttered during Mass?
QUESTION: what do we mean when we say “hallowed be thy name” or “in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit”? What does it mean, “We thank You, for great is Your glory,” uttered during Mass? How does it feel to give thanks for the glory? ANSWER: “In the name […]
Why does the Lord allow children and young people to die?
QUESTION: why does the Lord allow the death of children and young people? We must carry our cross and are saved by suffering, but in relation to an adult this can still be understood, and for what purpose are these crosses given to children? ANSWER: if God created man only for earthly life, then doubts […]
Calendar of the Pope’s services for Holy Week
Way of the Cross in St. Peter’s Square (April 10, 2020) (Vatican Media) The Vatican Press Hall has unveiled the timetable for Pope Francis’s services from Palm Sunday to Monday in the Octave of Easter. Victor Vladimirov – Vatican City All ceremonies, which during this period will be led by Pope Francis, will be held […]
How does the conversion of an unbeliever take place?
QUESTION: How does the conversion of an unbeliever take place – instantly? ANSWER: This question is truly immense. Multivolume books can be written about this, but they have already been written. How much evidence of conversion we find around us – and not only around us. Each believer can talk about his own conversion, although […]