More than 250 people from 50 countries converged on Rome this week to attend a week-long course on exorcism and discuss the changing face of evil in our day.
Pope Francis met with the father of Alfie Evans, a two-year-old suffering from an undiagnosed neurological condition in a hospital seeking the removal of his life support, and has opened the door to allowing the child to be transferred to Bambino Gesu in Rome.
Today marks the 91st birthday of the man said to have been the “main intellectual force in the Church” since the mid-1980’s – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Bishop Larry Silva of the Diocese of Honolulu wrote a hard-hitting editorial about the new law legalizing assisted suicide in his state and raises serious questions about how it requires people to lie on death certificates and to insurance companies, how it disregards the eternal consequences of this choice and the guilt it imposes on families, and how it sends a dangerous message to youth that sometimes killing yourself is better than living.
In keeping with Pope Francis’ frequent warnings about the dangers of “gender theory,” a recent conference in Rome resulted in strong statements against the idea that male/female identities can be determined by personal desire rather than by nature.
The generation of Americans born between 1999 and 2015 – who are the first generation born into the “post-Christian” world – say the presence of so much evil in the world, the hypocrisy of Christians, and the belief that science refutes much of the Bible are major reasons why there are so few believers in this demographic.
For many Christians around the world, the Lenten season is a time for devoting more attention to spiritual reading, particularly the Bible, which is why a new bible study, hosted by renowned Scripture Scholar Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., which airs on EWTN beginning March 6, is the perfect way to fulfill this desire – and in the comfort of home.