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Bishop Barron said keep ‘eyes fixed on Jesus’ amid calamity in US politics

BY removing God from the public arena, Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said other fundamental rights and values had become endangered. When a society and legislation decided who lived and died, that land was morally and legally compromised, he said. In an interview with Zenit, the American prelate reflected on his prayer for his nation amid a pandemic and ... Read More »

Bishop Robert Barron is urging Catholics to take advantage of extra time to take up faith fully

IN the midst of this global pandemic, Bishop Robert Barron says: “Turn this time of waiting into an evangelical opportunity…” In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with Zenit, the Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, made this suggestion, as he reflected on various ways faithful can reconnect spiritually during this dramatic time. In the ... Read More »

Q&A with Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

Italy’s most famous musician sat down with Zenit for a chat about his childhood and why his mother saved his life by refusing an abortion. Q: You were born in Lajatico, a small village on the hills, near Pisa, in the Valdera region. You spent your childhood among olive groves and fields in the wonderful land of Tuscany. Why today, when ... Read More »

Prayer can work miracles, pope says

PRAYER can bring miracles and it keeps hearts from growing hard, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass on January 12 in the Casa Santa Marta. “It’s the prayer of the faithful that brings change to the Church,” the Pope said. “It’s not us popes, bishops or priests who carry the Church forward, but the saints.” The Pope focused his ... Read More »

Vatican spokesman offers caution about alleged letter to Pope

REPORTS on a private letter allegedly signed by 13 Cardinals to Pope Francis have caused unnecessary “disruption” to the worldwide meeting in Rome, director of the Vatican Press Office said. Fr Federico Lombardi, the official spokesman for the Holy See, offered words of caution with a statement clarifying the letter, which was leaked on Italian publication L’Espresso. “As we are aware,” the spokesman ... Read More »

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