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Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

ROME (CNS) — A practical first step toward holiness — as well as toward assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said. 751 more words


Masterpieces of Light and Space: St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy - Part IV: The Art

So there’s probably close to a billion historically significant works of art in St. Peter’s Basilica, mostly by Italian renaissance artists who later lent their names to a ragtag group of martial arts knowing turtles. 286 more words



I was super excited to visit this history rich city, I have always had a fascination with Rome so as you can imagine was eager to explore. 639 more words



Enjoying my morning coffee I opened a news feed. One of the headline news was that there is a problem of overcrowding in Venice, known in winter season for its carnival festivities. 663 more words


Column: Duterte, the Pope–and the planet

Published on November 3, 2015.

I GOT the sense that the earth made an extra revolution or two last month; so much history was being made. 965 more words

Readings In Politics

Friday Favourites: Favourite European Cities

A couple of weeks ago, a fortnight to be exact, I re-started my plan to make Friday Favourites a regular thing on my blog. So, now as I have the whole writing and scheduling posts a little in advance thing down, I am going to try and commit to doing this more often. 1,823 more words