Easter Vigil, Saint Peter Basilica. The largest church in Christendom is in the dark for the start of the service to signify the darkness in Jesus’ tomb before what Christians believe was his resurrection from the dead three days after his crucifixion. Then, the some 10,000 faithful in the basilica lit candles as the [...]
To be adult faithful. Not to be slave of the dictatorship of the public opinion. In the midst of the utter chatters and the leaks, Benedict XVI meets the priests of the dioceses of Rome. He never talks about scandals, and it is obvious, since he gives a lectio divina, a “divine lesson”. [...]
Specola Vaticana (Vatican Obsevatory) is an astronomical research and educational institution supported by the Holy See and held by Jesuits. For centuries, Jesuit Fathers went up to the telescope in the observatory in Castel Gandolfo, and from that privileged point of view they looked at the sky, trying to catch [...]
«We are witnessing a growing indifference to religion in society, which considers the issue of truth as something of an obstacle in its decision-making, and instead gives priority to utilitarian considerations. Religion is one of these foundations for a successful social life». These words Pope Benedict XVI said in Germany, after the meeting [...]
«Religious communities as well as parish communities, and all ecclesial bodies old and new, are to find a way, during this Year, to make a public profession of the Credo» Benedict XVI wrote these words in the apostolic letter Porta Fidei for the indiction of the year of Faith.
It is not just a book about the life of Jesus. It is a book that put the life of Jesus in the midst of everyone’s everyday life. It is a book that tells something about the life of Benedict XVI. Through Jesus life, we can understand the life of a Pope.
The second [...]