Chinese Block Access to Shrine of Our Lady

As happens every year, Chinese police surrounded the village of Donglu, made famous among Catholics by an apparition of Our Lady in the early twentieth century, the official newspaper South China Morning Post reported. Police prevented pilgrims from joining with … Continue reading

Opportune Clarifications on Islam

“To tell the truth, Jesus is not an object of veneration in the Muslim tradition[…] in the Koran, Jesus is a great prophet, famous for his miracles on behalf of a poor and sick humanity, but he is not the … Continue reading

“Arab Spring” or Islamist Expansionism?

Fr. Samir Khalil Samir is a renowned Egyptian Jesuit expert in the Islamic world. He recently made an analysis of the “Arab Spring” and its evolution as well as the confusing and dangerous situation in Syria. Given its interest, we summarize … Continue reading

A Muslim’s Remarkable Conversion to Catholicism

The fascinating autobiography of Muhammad Moussaoui, who narrates his conversion from Islam to Catholicism, shows miracles of grace and of human correspondence, on the one hand, and on the other hand the terrible harshness of Islamic mentality and persecution of … Continue reading

Seeking First the Kingdom of Heaven

“Amid the storms through which She passes today, She [the Church] could proudly and tranquilly say: ‘Alios ego vidi ventos; alias prospexi animo procellas’ (‘I have already seen other winds, I have weathered other storms’). The Church has fought in … Continue reading