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12 Inspiring Religious Paintings & Their Meanings

Oct 08, 2015 By Veronica Mena

It is fascinating to see how the lives of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the saints have inspired people for centuries. Such art has inspired men and women to be more faithful to the teachings of our Lord. To be able to visualize the truths Jesus taught, through religious paintings made by talented artists, is amazing; even more,[...]

First Latin American Pope in the United States: No Translation Needed

Sep 24, 2015 By Veronica Mena

Se ve, se siente, el Papa está presente!This is how hundreds of Latinos standing by the White House cheered Pope Francis, eager to see their spiritual leader and to take some pictures during his parade down the streets.Washington D.C., New York, and Pennsylvania are home to thousands of Latinos in the U.S., and the opportunity t[...]

Full Transcript of First Ever Papal Speech to U.S. Joint Session of Congress

Sep 24, 2015 By Gretchen Filz

Mr. Vice-President,Mr. Speaker,Honorable Members of Congress,Dear Friends,I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in "the land of the free and the home of the brave”. I would like to think that the reason for this is that I too am a son of this great continent, from which we have all rece[...]

Highlights from Pope Francis' First Day in the USA (Washington, D.C.)

Sep 23, 2015 By Gretchen Filz

What a joyful and grace-filled day!Here are the highlights from Pope Francis' first full day on his apostolic journey to the United States. All images taken from live streaming at the USCCB website and the lovely canonization website for St. Junipero Serra.This trip has a few firsts . . .This is Pope Francis' very first time ste[...]