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Celtic Cross on the hill at Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland.

As Lent begins, Irish bishop urges that political leaders be told worship is essential

Feb 17, 2021

The worship of God is ‘utterly essential’ and political leaders need to be told this, the Bishop of Raphoe wrote... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address June 21, 2020.

Pope Francis: The cross reminds us of the sacrifices of the Christian life

Aug 30, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Sunday the crucifix we wear or hang on our wall is not supposed to be decorative, but... Read more

Pope Francis says Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica March 29, 2018.

Christ's throne is the cross, Pope Francis says

Oct 21, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The throne of Jesus Christ is the cross upon which he gave his life for the world, and those who... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 2, 2015.

Pope Francis: Discipleship takes sacrifice

Sep 16, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

A fundamental rule of being a disciple of Christ is the necessity to make sacrifices and deny one’s self, Pope... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday, 2015.

Pope Francis: To follow Christ means also to accept the cross

Sep 3, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday Pope Francis spoke about the sacrifice of the cross, explaining how as followers of Christ we must embrace... Read more

Chiara Corbella Petrillo with her son, Davide. Courtesy of Sophia Institute Press.

The sacrifice of Chiara Corbella Petrillo: 'Yes, Enrico, the Cross is very sweet'

Jun 14, 2016

By Ann Schneible

In a testimony at the Vatican’s Jubilee for the sick and disabled, the husband of the late Chiara Corbella Petrillo... Read more

The 'angel' of Guatemala: 12-year-old chooses death over gang violence

Jul 16, 2015

When 12-year-old Ángel Ariel Escalante Pérez was confronted by gang members demanding that he kill a bus driver in Guatemala,... Read more