Catholic Church in the world
Fr Ksawery Sokolowski
The welcome was predicted to be cold. Protests, grumbling and sniffing at the visit. But it was as always contrary to what the media speculated, which does not mean that it was easy. »
The question concerning the truth is the fundamental question of ‘to be or not to be’ of contemporary culture and civilisation. On no account can one give up this question. »
Returning before the Holy Countenance
Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Fr Carmine Cucinelli, OFMCap, Rector of the Shrine in Manoppello.
For centuries it has been known and visited mainly by local believers. The world learnt about the relic of the Holy Countenance of Christ in 2006 thanks to the unexpected visit of Benedict XVI in this tiny Italian place, located between the mountains of Abruzzi and the Adriatic coast. »
True peace is born in people’s hearts. This fundamental truth shone in the life of the great humanist of the 20th century Raoul Follereau who during the cruel World War II took the initiative to establish the World Day of Peace – special time that would let each man realise that we were called to build creatively relationships between people. »
Last year over 100 Christians were murdered in the state of Orissa in India. They were burnt alive; they were raped, killed with axes and stoned, too. Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, who visited Poland on the occasion of the First Day of Prayer with the Persecuted Church, spoke about those brutal murders. »
Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Fr Giulio Albanese, an Italian Comboni missionary and journalist, about the Dark Continent.
The victory of Barack Hussein Obama in the race to the White House will be marked as rehabilitation of the Afro-American pride. This is a realisation of the dream that refer to the words (I have a dream…) of Martin Luther King »
Fr Ignacy Kosmana, OFM Conv
The Franciscan friars celebrate the 800th anniversary of the order. In 1209 Pope Innocent III approved the First Rule that St Francis presented to the Holy See. In fact, the Holy Father approved the evangelical way of life that the brothers lived. »