By João Antonio Pagliosa It’s amazing how personal misunderstandings are causing so much pain and suffering these days, so much misery and loneliness, depression, and sometimes death. The animal man is more distant and more materialistic than other animals, but also more fragile. As a result, people must be very careful when speaking and acting. Our More...

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Pope Francis
On December 5, 2014
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Pope Francis on Priest Shortage

The largest Roman Catholic geographical district in Brazil, located deep in the Amazon along the Xingu River, has more than 800 Catholic congregations but only 27 priests. Bishop Erwin Krautler, prelate of Xingu More...

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.
On September 12, 2014

Pope Francis Embraces Liberation Theology

Pope Francis grabbed headlines recently when he announced that Rome had lifted the block on sainthood for Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador, who was shot dead while saying Mass in 1980. Archbishop Romero More...

Pope kisses child
On July 26, 2013

Pope in Brazil

  Pope Francis arrived in Brazil on his first international trip since being selected as Pope in March. Choosing Brazil as his first destination was a source of great rejoicing among Brazil’s Catholics, More...

On April 1, 2010

Never Before Seen in Brazil: The Shroud of Turin

The unique display of the linen sheet, supposedly used upon the death of Jesus Christ, known as The Shroud of Turin, was on exhibition at the Palladium Shopping Center. The exhibition features a copy of the Shroud More...

On April 1, 2010

Chico Xavier: Brazil’s Un-Foreign Minister

By B. Michael Rubin This year on Good Friday, April 2, Brazil celebrated what would have been the 100th birthday of Chico Xavier. Xavier is revered by Brazilians, particularly the people of Uberaba, where he lived More...

On September 1, 2009

Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashanah is the first and second days of the first Jewish month of Tishrei.  It marks the beginning of the Jewish new year. Sunset on September 19, 2009 marked the beginning of the year 5770. On this important More...