News from the Pope

October 22: Saint John Paul II

October 22: Saint John Paul II

This is the first time the Church celebrates the feast of Saint John Paul II. We offer here the homilies given by his successors at his funeral Mass, beatification Mass, and canonization.

From Kenya to the NFL

From Kenya to the NFL

Indianapolis Colts rookie linebacker Daniel Adongo says that the spiritual and human values he learned at Strathmore School in Kenya have helped him make the difficult transition from rugby to the NFL. A story published in "The Criterion."

Social Initiatives

Kimlea Technical Training Centre

Near Nairobi, Kenya, Kimlea began in 1989 under the encouragement of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo. To date about 12,000 women have benefited, most of them young girls working on the tea and coffee plantations.

"Where charity is a reality"

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"Where charity is a reality"

A recent roundtable at IESE Business School for Alvaro del Portillo's centenary recalled how he urged the “setting up of business schools all over the...

"Totus Tuus!"

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"Totus Tuus!"

John Paul II entrusted his life to Mary with these words: "Totus tuus ego sum!" (I am all yours). In this month dedicated to our Lady, we offer some...

"Be ministers of divine mercy"

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"Be ministers of divine mercy"

On May 10 in Rome, Bishop Javier Echevarría ordained 30 deacons to the priesthood. The new priests come from 11 different countries: Argentina, Chile,...

Faith and Freedom in Vietnam

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Faith and Freedom in Vietnam

Four decades after the Communist suppression of the Catholic Church, Xavier Symons travelled with 14 high school boys to Vietnam on a service project....