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Remembering Saint Benedict

ROME, JUNE 11, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Nearly half a century has passed since the father of western monasticism, Saint Benedict, was declared patron protector of Europe. Throughout the Dark Ages of Europe following the fall of Rome, Scripture, patristic writings, classical literature, and scientific works that otherwise might have been forgotten or destroyed were kept safe […]

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St. Peter’s Holy Door Prepared for Dec. 8

Rome, November 18, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter: As the Jubilee of Mercy nears, the Holy Door of St. Peter’s is being prepared. Tuesday afternoon at 6.30 p.m. the ceremony was held for the “Recognitio” of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica. After a prayer by the cardinal archpriest Angelo Comastri, who led the procession of the […]

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Fix your eyes on Mary

Vatican City, June 30, 2014 (Zenit.org): The Pope has urged young people to fix their eyes on the Blessed Mother as they decide which vocation to choose. Speaking to a group of young people from the diocese of Rome in the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens on Saturday, he told them that as they […]

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Sinners, yes, traitors no!

Vatican City, February 06, 2014 (Zenit.org) — During morning Mass today, Pope Francis reflected on the death of King David, inviting the faithful to ask for three graces: to die within the Church, to die with hope and to leave an inheritance of Christian witness. Regarding the first of these graces, the Holy Father said […]

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Pius XII Saw “Miracle of the Sun”

ROME, NOV. 4, 2008 (Zenit.org).- According to his own testimony, the Pope who declared the dogma of the Assumption saw the “miracle of the sun” four times. This information is confirmed by a handwritten, unpublished note from Pope Pius XII, which is part of the “Pius XII: The Man and the Pontificate” display. The display […]

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“Mystical experience” prompted Pope Benedict to retire

Rome, August 21, 2013 (Zenit.org) Salvatore Cernuzio The Pope Emeritus on Sunday spent a few hours at Castel Gandolfo, at the residence where he passed his summers as Pope. According to reports from Vatican sources, Benedict XVI spent about three hours at the papal summer residence, walking in the palace gardens, praying the rosary and attending a piano […]

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The Truth About Pope Pius the XII

Former Spy Speaks on Plot to Frame Pontiff ROME, AUG. 16, 2012 (Zenit.org). By Edward Pentin- General Ion Mihai Pacepa is not easy to track down. He remains in hiding for his own protection, rarely gives interviews, and will only be contacted by email through an intermediary. As a former Romanian intelligence chief who defected […]

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Why Hating Is Too Easy and Forgiving Is Too Hard

Psychologist Considers the Reasons People Choose Bitterness ARLINGTON, Virginia, NOV. 29, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Though hatred ferments within a person and prevents positive achievements, still, it seems to be on the rise. Doctor Paul C. Vitz, associate professor and senior scholar at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, is asking why. “Hatred sort of ‘pickles’ a […]

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Why 20 Nations are Defending the Crucifix

Interview With Director of European Law Organization By Jesús Colina STRASBOURG, France, JULY 21, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Last November’s ruling against the display of crucifixes in Italian schools has caused the most widespread opposition in the history of the European Court of Human Rights: 20 countries are officially opposed and have joined Italy in defense of […]

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Temptations Correspond to Our Vulnerabilities

Biblical Reflection for 1st Sunday of Lent C By Father Thomas Rosica, CSB TORONTO, FEB. 17, 2010 (Zenit.org).- … At the very beginning of his campaign for this world and for each one of us, Jesus openly confronted the enemy. He began his fight using the power of Scripture during a night of doubt, confusion, […]

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