08/18/2017 08:04 pm - One of the most important gifts that you can give to the people you love is your presence.
08/18/2017 10:54 am - Pope Francis on Friday sent a telegram expressing his condolences for the victims of the terrorist attack on Barcelona, in which at least 13 people died and more than a hundred were injured.
08/17/2017 11:20 am - Pope Francis spoke about Divine Mercy being the foundation for Christian hope during his weekly general audience.
08/15/2017 05:58 pm - Pope Francis reflected on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Angelus on Tuesday.
08/14/2017 08:06 pm - The Assumption is one of the four Marian dogmas, and the belief that when her earthly life was complete, the Blessed Mother was assumed body and soul into heaven.
08/14/2017 01:20 pm - Mont Saint-Michel draws the viewer's eyes up and up, beyond this world.
08/13/2017 06:53 pm - Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued a statement in response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., that has left one person dead and at least 19 injured.
08/11/2017 02:01 pm - It is with great sorrow that we impart the news of the passing of Charles Woods, Production Associate at Relevant Radio.
08/11/2017 11:49 am - Pope Francis has ordered the Belgian arm of the Brothers of Charity religious order to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals.
08/10/2017 05:14 pm - Saint Paul says in his letter to the Ephesians, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
08/09/2017 11:30 pm - The Paul VI Audience Hall at Vatican City was filled to the brim this morning for Pope Francis’s General Audience, with people also filling the atrium outside.
08/09/2017 01:22 pm - We are all familiar with the Apple Trademark. Every time we power up or down our phones, laptops and tablets we see it.
08/08/2017 06:48 pm - You will become what you think about, and “the more we think about [God], the more you will become like Him,” says Father Robert Pagliari, Adjunct Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies.
08/08/2017 01:03 pm - Tuesday marks the Feast Day of St. Dominic, the 13th century priest known for founding the Order of Preachers, commonly called the Dominicans, and for spreading devotion to the Rosary.
08/08/2017 11:54 am - Pope Francis on Monday sent a message of condolences following an attack at a Church in southeastern Nigeria.
08/07/2017 01:43 pm - Sister Brittany Harrison, “Sister B”, celebrated her perpetual vows as a Salesian Sister on Saturday, August 5.
08/04/2017 07:34 pm - There are some common mistakes that Catholics make today, says Msgr. Charles Pope, pastor and author. We need to know where we are wrong in order to learn and grow, and therefore he shared some of these errors on Morning Air®.
08/04/2017 11:42 am - The Vatican on Friday issued an urgent appeal to Venezuela’s leaders to suspend the new Constituent Assembly which, it says, is threatening the future of the South American nation.
08/03/2017 01:06 pm - August is the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and a great time to grow in relationship with the Mother of God.
08/02/2017 11:24 am - The Pope’s general audience was held today in the Paul VI Audience Hall inside Vatican City to protect audience-goers from the intense heat. Many pilgrims arrived and were full of enthusiasm and joy to see the Holy Father and hear what he had to say.
08/02/2017 03:52 pm - Pope Francis met briefly with the managers and players of the German “Borussia Mönchengladbach” soccer team on Wednesday, inviting them to be “athletes for peace”.
08/02/2017 11:24 am - The Holy Father once more took up the theme of Christian Hope, focusing on the Sacrament of Baptism, the Gateway of Hope.
08/01/2017 12:31 pm - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will consecrate the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Our Lady of Fatima on Sunday, October 15.
07/31/2017 06:23 pm - "Go forth and set the world on fire." - St. Ignatius of Loyola
07/31/2017 01:27 pm - Pope Francis called for increased efforts to end human trafficking on Sunday.
07/28/2017 09:19 pm - On the 2nd of November, the Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Nine months later, the city of Chicago is experiencing a drastic increase in births that some people are calling “World Series babies”.
07/28/2017 05:11 pm - A spokesperson for the parents of terminally ill British infant Charlie Gard has reported that their “beautiful boy” has died.
07/28/2017 01:03 pm - We know that we should say these things, but it’s great to be reminded, says Danielle Bean, Editor-in-Chief of Catholic Digest, who joined Morning Air® to discuss her blog about the things we should say more often.
07/27/2017 05:34 pm - Many of us, at one point in our lives, have had big dreams of changing the world. We aspired to do great things, but as life progressed and our aspirations were not realized, some of us have grown discouraged.
07/27/2017 12:01 pm - The archdiocese of Rouen in northern France held a special Mass on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the assassination of an elderly parish priest, Fr Jacques Hamel.
07/26/2017 11:11 am - Taking its cue from the recent and massive Convocation of Catholic Leaders in the U.S., one Chicago-based organization is partnering with parishes to form missionary disciples.
07/26/2017 11:11 am - Taking its cue from the recent and massive Convocation of Catholic Leaders in the U.S., one Chicago-based organization is partnering with parishes to form missionary disciples.
07/25/2017 12:49 pm - Katie Peterson Warner, Author of Head and Heart: Becoming the Spiritual Leaders for Your Family, complied some tips for families to get the most out of Mass and she shared her advice on Morning Air.
07/25/2017 12:40 pm - After a US neurologist determined that an experimental therapy could no longer potentially be of aid to a British baby born with a disabling medical condition, his parents have given up a legal challenge to take him to the US for the treatment.
07/24/2017 01:46 pm - Saint Sharbel Makhlufis a great model of asceticism—a lifestyle of practicing self-denial and giving up worldly pleasures so as to grow in Faith and grow closer to God.
07/21/2017 01:46 pm - Children’s consciences are formed from an early age, and it’s important that they are exposed to things that teach them about virtue and beauty.
07/20/2017 11:05 am - Maximiliano Acuna is a garbage collector in Buenos Aires who earlier this year was injured in a serious accident that left him without legs.
07/19/2017 05:18 am - The Relevant Radio “Father Rocky” Facebook page was unpublished by Facebook with no advance notice on Monday, July 17, 2017.
07/18/2017 07:21 pm - Grandparents hold a very special role in the spiritual formation of their families and can have a great influence on their children and grandchildren’s faith journeys.
07/18/2017 01:08 pm - Many couples spend thousands of dollars on their dream wedding. But what happens when you have to call it all off?
07/17/2017 12:56 pm - During his Angelus address on Sunday to the pilgrims and tourists who braved the heat in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis recalled the Gospel reading of the day, the famous parable of the sower.
07/14/2017 03:42 pm - We can’t always drop everything and go away on retreat when we need to refuel our spiritual lives and ourselves, so what are our options?
07/13/2017 02:09 pm - Laudato Sì – On Care of our Common Home”, Pope Francis has endorsed a pledge campaign that aims to mobilize at least 1 million people to directly engage in turning the encyclical’s message into action.
07/12/2017 07:49 pm - In his Apostolic Letter motu proprio, Pope Francis has detailed a new category, oblatio vitae or Offering of Life, under which a Servant of God may be beatified.
07/12/2017 12:38 pm - Pope Francis has sent a message to an International Catechetical Symposium which is taking place this week at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires, and has as its theme “blessed are those who believe”.
07/11/2017 05:51 pm - The norms regarding gluten and Communion hosts that went viral this weekend are nothing new in the Catholic Church.
07/11/2017 02:24 pm - Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter motu proprio on Tuesday, by which he created a new category, distinct from martyrdom, under which a Servant of God may be declared Blessed: oblatio vitae, or “the free offering (i.e. “oblation”) of [one’s] life”.
07/10/2017 12:37 pm - “Come to me, all you who are weary and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”
07/07/2017 08:13 pm - Our Blessed Mother spoke about Purgatory in her first apparition to the shepherd children at Fatima.
07/07/2017 05:03 pm - Pope Francis on Friday celebrated Mass for the maintenance staff of Vatican City State, reminding them that our joy and our salvation lies in the fact that Jesus came so that we can all be forgiven our sins.
07/06/2017 07:16 pm - July is the Month of the Most Precious Blood. “The feast and the whole month being oriented this way focuses us on the Incarnation...
07/05/2017 09:21 pm - The number one prayer intention that Relevant Radio receives is for family members, especially children, to come back to their Catholic Faith.
06/30/2017 12:00 pm - Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio announced the completion of their merger today. The organization’s legal name is now Immaculate Heart Media, Inc. broadcasting as Relevant Radio.
07/05/2017 06:41 pm - Pope Francis has sent a video message to the Congress of the Scholas Occurentes which concludes on Wednesday in Jerusalem. The Congress focused on the theme “Between the University and the School, building peace through the culture of encounter.”
07/03/2017 02:30 pm - Pope Francis has expressed his “affection and emotion” at the situation of Charlie Gard and “his own closeness to his parents”.
06/29/2017 01:20 pm - Today is the feast day of two of the best-known saints in the history of the Church: Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
06/28/2017 08:02 pm - “Praise be to God! Father Solanus is going to be declared Blessed on the 18th of November,” announced the Most Rev. Allen Vigneron.
06/28/2017 12:26 pm - Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride. These seven deadly sins are the source of all sin, the place from which all sins come.
06/27/2017 07:42 pm - Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday morning in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, together with the members of the College of Cardinals present in the city, in order to mark the 25th jubilee of his ordination to the episcopacy.
06/27/2017 05:03 pm - Every moment of every day is an opportunity for blessing. Each encounter wherever it occur is an opportunity for grace.
06/26/2017 03:44 pm - Pope Francis on Monday received the Italian League for the Fight against Tumors, stressing the importance of accompanying families and those on the margins on the path of prevention and cure.
06/23/2017 02:16 pm - Americans are working now more than ever, and spending more and more time in the office, even on the weekend.
06/21/2017 09:13 pm - Pope Francis continued his series of catecheses on the theme of hope today during his weekly General Audience, speaking about the saints as a sign of hope.
06/20/2017 07:34 pm - At a time in history in which an unprecedented 65,5 million people around the world have been forced from home, we are witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
06/19/2017 09:59 pm - The most important message from Our Lady in Fatima, according to Sockey, is to pray and offer sacrifices for the conversion of sinners.
06/19/2017 06:09 pm - The Holy See Press Office announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Chile from January 15 to 18 and Peru from January 18 to 21, 2018.
06/19/2017 04:06 pm - English translation of Pope Francis’s Homily on Sunday, June 18, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi
06/16/2017 01:41 pm - In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave us eight wonderful ways to be a better dad.
06/15/2017 09:14 pm - Rev. Francis Hoffman, ‘Father Rocky’, Executive Director of Relevant Radio®, celebrated his 25th Anniversary of Ordination on Wednesday, June 14.
06/15/2017 02:58 pm - In October of 2018, Catholic bishops will hold an Ordinary Synod of Bishops with the theme of Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment. In preparation, the Vatican has launched a website for young people.
06/13/2017 11:17 pm - The Vatican on Tuesday released Pope Francis' message for the First World Day of the Poor which will be observed later this year on the 19th of November.
06/12/2017 09:13 pm - Through God's mercy the Church can become an image of the communion and goodness of the Trinity, Pope Francis said Sunday in St. Peter's Square.
06/12/2017 07:03 pm - In remarks to the faithful following the Readings of the Day, the Holy Father reflected on the gift of consolation, focusing specifically on the spiritual aptitudes most conducive to receiving the gift of consolation from God and sharing the gift with our fellows.
06/09/2017 05:08 pm - Pope Francis shares two prayer intentions each month: one that he has selected in advance, and one ‘urgent intention’ that is shared on the first Sunday of the month.
06/08/2017 06:13 pm - As summer has arrived and temperatures are heating up, clothing choices have changed from sweaters and scarves to shorts and sandals.
06/07/2017 02:05 pm - ‘One Minute for Peace’ will take place on Thursday, June 8, at 1pm Rome time.
06/06/2017 09:18 pm - United States Vice President Mike Pence exhorted those in attendance at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday to continue to be a “voice for the voiceless”, after proclaiming that “life is winning” in the nation.
06/06/2017 03:23 pm - Pope Francis on Tuesday urged Christians to be truthful, warning them against the temptations of hypocrisy and flattery. His words came during the homily at morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta.
06/05/2017 01:47 pm - Beginning today, June 5, the Relevant Radio® app will feature a new and exclusive daily podcast called In Conversation with God.
06/04/2017 02:08 pm - (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of the Saturday evening terror attacks in London, as well as for the families of the victims.
06/04/2017 02:04 pm - Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday, the Solemnity of Pentecost, in St. Peter’s Square.
06/02/2017 04:25 pm - During this Month of the Sacred Heart, the Holy Father’s June monthly intention is very much connected with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, believes Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer.
06/01/2017 03:17 pm - During this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we surrender ourselves to the heart of Our Lord. Many great saints have had a strong devotion to the Sacred Heart, and have helped spread this devotion through the ages.
05/31/2017 09:08 pm - Mary’s friendship with her cousin Elizabeth is “a call for an examination of our own friendships with other people.
05/31/2017 04:49 pm - The Holy Spirit is our wind, and hope is our sail. This was the Holy Father’s message during his weekly general audience this morning in St. Peter’s Square.
05/30/2017 06:14 pm - Pray for the army of fully-initiated members of Christ's mystical body who have been confirmed this year.
05/30/2017 01:31 pm - The true shepherd knows how to step down from his church, because he knows that he is not at the center of history, but is a free man who has served without compromises and without taking control of his flock.
05/26/2017 06:24 pm - This Memorial Day, take some time out of the busy weekend to reflect and pray for all the people whom the day commemorates.
05/25/2017 08:58 pm - On Memorial Day, we remember those who have died in service to our country.
05/26/2017 02:10 pm - The patron saint of joy, Saint Philip Neri, has been called the merriest man on the face of the earth.
05/26/2017 01:14 pm - Italian brides are finding wedding dresses at an unusual spot hidden in the Umbrian hills, where they are able to pick out their special gown – all for the cost of a donation.
05/25/2017 02:31 pm - On Saturday, May 27th, Pope Francis will travel to the northern Italian city of Genoa for a one-day apostolic visit.
05/24/2017 09:12 pm - President Donald Trump visited Vatican City this morning during his first foreign trip since taking office.
05/24/2017 03:50 pm - Pope Francis has told pilgrims that God walks with us always, “even in the most painful moments” of our lives as he did with the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
05/23/2017 07:44 pm - Samandar Singh abandoned hatred and now cherishes local Christians.
05/23/2017 02:28 pm - A deadly terror attack at a concert venue in Manchester, England, where singer Ariana Grande had been performing for a crowd of mostly teenagers. At least 22 people are dead, while 59 others have been injured.
05/22/2017 11:20 pm - The sunny days of summer are approaching, but it isn’t time to take a vacation from our spiritual journey!
05/22/2017 06:34 pm - Pope Francis on Sunday announced a Consistory calling for the creation of five new cardinals, each of them hailing from a different part of the world.
05/22/2017 01:47 pm - It is only the Holy Spirit Who can teach us to say: “Jesus is the Lord.” That was the focus of Pope Francis’ reflections during the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Monday.
05/19/2017 09:19 pm - Our 2017 graduates have donned their caps and gowns and made the trek across the stage to get their diploma—now what?
05/19/2017 06:02 pm - On Friday Pope Francis made a Year-of-Mercy style visit to a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Rome, blessing the houses of a dozen people, as parish priests do every year during the Easter season.
05/19/2017 02:51 pm - True doctrine unites; ideology divides. That was the message of Pope Francis in the homily at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday.
05/18/2017 03:14 pm - Pope Francis welcomed hundreds of people who suffer from a rare degenerative neurological condition known as Huntington’s Disease on Thursday in the Paul VI Hall, along with their families and caregivers, as well as research leaders and patient-advocates.
05/17/2017 10:08 pm - At Pope Francis’ General Weekly Audience, “the Holy Father continued to talk about that theme of hope and he spoke specifically about Mary Magdalene, calling her an apostle of hope."
05/17/2017 04:29 pm - Still reeling from the Syrian civil war, the city of Aleppo saw a ray of hope this weekend with a consecration to Our Lady of Fatima on May 13.
05/16/2017 02:57 pm - True peace is not man-made but a gift of the Holy Spirit. "A peace without a cross is not the peace of Jesus" for it is only the Lord who can give us peace amidst tribulations.
05/15/2017 05:42 pm - How can we keep our cool in a culture that often turns towards rage and violence in times of anger or distress?
05/13/2017 06:30 pm - The highlight of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Fatima is the canonization Mass this Saturday morning, during which the two shepherd children, Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta are being declared saints in heaven.
05/13/2017 06:00 pm - Pope Francis prayed on Friday in the Little Chapel of the Apparitions in Fatima, entrusting himself, in union with his brothers and sisters, to Our Lady of Immaculate Heart. A golden rose was the personal gift he left at her feet.
05/12/2017 07:26 pm - On the very first apparition, [Our Lady of Fatima] asked the children to pray the rosary. Specifically to bring peace to the world and an end to the war, referring to World War I.
05/12/2017 03:02 pm - Tomorrow, on the 100th anniversary of Mary’s first appearance at Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the three shepherd children who witnessed the Marian apparitions.
05/11/2017 08:05 pm - Father Solanus Casey was born in 1870 in Oak Grove, Wisconsin. He came from a devout Catholic family, and worked as a logger, street car operator, and a prison guard.
05/11/2017 03:33 pm - The Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, who has worked as an astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican for more than 20 years, told journalists Monday that faith and reason are hardly at odds.
05/10/2017 05:42 pm - Pope Francis has been speaking about hope during his weekly general audiences in Rome, and his address today “was directed towards Our Mother, Mary, who he called the Mother of Hope.”
05/09/2017 07:36 pm - We often hear this phrase, but did you know that moderation is a virtue? It’s called temperance.
05/09/2017 02:47 pm - Social media can be a breeding ground for pride, says Bishop Barron.
05/08/2017 06:58 pm - The Holy Father announced his urgent prayer intention for the month of May yesterday at his Regina Caeli address.
05/08/2017 01:07 pm - Watch out against the sin of resisting the Holy Spirit and always be open to the surprises of God.
05/05/2017 05:45 pm - Where does the title of Mary, Mediatrix of Grace come from? “It’s an extremely historic title, stretching all the way back to the first centuries of Christianity.
05/04/2017 04:18 pm - Pope Francis approves miracle attributed to beloved friar’s intercession, paving the way for Detroit’s champion of the poor to be named ‘blessed’.
05/04/2017 01:03 pm - It’s that time of year when young people in our Church receive their First Holy Communion.
05/03/2017 06:19 pm - What is the purpose of penance and sacrifice in one’s spiritual life? How can denying ourselves of comfort or convenience help us to grow in faith and atone for sins?
05/02/2017 01:11 pm - On Saturday night, parishioners of St. John the Evangelist church in Emory, Texas received the horrifying news that a tornado was heading in the direction of their church.
05/01/2017 07:23 pm - Part of why Pope Francis wants us to pray for our brothers and sisters in Africa is because it is the fastest growing part of the world now in terms of the Church,” says Fr. James Kubicki.
05/01/2017 02:40 pm - The month of May is dedicated to Our Blessed Mother, and is a great opportunity to deepen our relationship with the Mother of God.
05/01/2017 01:29 pm - Pope Francis on Saturday told Egypt’s priests, religious and seminarians to be sowers of hope, builders of bridges and agents of dialogue, despite the many difficulties they face.
04/28/2017 10:23 pm - The wisdom that is found in the Book of Proverbs is needed in our world today, believes priest and author Fr. Mitch Pacwa.
04/28/2017 03:05 pm - Today we celebrate the feast day of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla and remember this day as the day she died in 1962.
04/28/2017 02:43 pm - Religious leaders must denounce violations of human rights and expose attempts to justify violence and hatred in the name of God. That was Pope Francis’ message on Friday at the International Peace Conference taking place at the Al-Azhar conference centre in Cairo.
04/28/2017 01:34 pm - Pope Francis has arrived in Egypt to begin an Apostolic Journey to the country.
04/27/2017 07:18 pm - May, the Month of Our Lady, can be a wonderful time to grow in your relationship with Our Blessed Mother and thank her for all that she has done for you.
04/27/2017 04:23 pm - The TED2017 conference had a surprise guest this year – Pope Francis! The Holy Father made a special video appearance and gave a talk in which he denounced the ‘culture of waste,’ encouraged a greater solidarity among all people, and called for a ‘revolution of tenderness.’
04/27/2017 01:46 pm - Former NFL quarterback Jim Harbaugh, now head coach for the University of Michigan football team, is also a Roman Catholic – and he said Wednesday that faith plays a major role in his life.
04/26/2017 07:04 pm - Sunday morning can be a stressful experience for parents of small children.
04/26/2017 05:33 pm - There are many different opinions of what a father should be in today’s culture. But in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave us eight wonderful ways to be a better dad.
04/25/2017 08:14 pm - Have you ever set aside time to pray, but then could not find the words to say? There are so many ways to pray that it can be difficult to find what best suits you, but there are no right or wrong ways to pray.
04/25/2017 04:11 pm - Who was St. Mark the Evangelist? He is known as one of the four evangelists and author of the Gospel according to Mark, but scripture and tradition tells us much more about his life and endeavors.
04/25/2017 01:21 pm - The devil’s hatred for Christ and for our redemption is the root cause of all persecution since the beginnings of the Church, Pope Francis said at a special liturgy that focused on modern martyrs.
04/24/2017 07:57 pm - Many of us, at one point in our lives, have had big dreams of changing the world. We aspired to do great things, but as life progressed and our aspirations were not realized, some of us have grown discouraged.
04/24/2017 02:16 pm - Conspiracy theories, ‘tinfoil hat’ stuff, was laughed off. Until it took hold.
04/24/2017 12:57 pm - On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said mercy is essential in living the Christian life, because it not only allows us to understand ourselves and God better, but it also prompts us to recognize and help those in need.
04/21/2017 08:23 pm - The first Sunday after Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday, a day on which Our Lord promised that the floodgates of His mercy would be opened to sinners.
04/21/2017 01:12 pm - Earth Day, celebrated each year on April 22, is a day to focus on the environment and raise awareness for environmental concerns and conservation efforts.
04/21/2017 06:51 pm - Pope Francis will celebrate a Liturgy of the Word in memory of the martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries on Easter Saturday.
04/21/2017 04:39 pm - Do we need the Benedict Option now? Yes. But we should also be deft enough, when necessary, to shift to a more open and engaging attitude.
04/20/2017 05:44 pm - The Catholic Faith is not something we can practice on our own – it’s important to have spiritual role models that help to support us, guide us, and be an example for us.
04/20/2017 12:29 pm - Pope Francis on Thursday announced that the two young shepherd children from Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta Marto will be canonised during his forthcoming visit to the Portuguese town on May 13th.
04/19/2017 03:14 pm - Pope Francis held his Wednesday General Audience on this chilly and blustery morning in St. Peter’s Square.
04/19/2017 02:42 pm - Existing in some form since several hundred years before Christ, the Latin language seems like an unlikely subject to still be generating brand new research, especially among young scholars.
04/19/2017 01:20 pm - Mourning family members of a Cleveland man whose murder on Easter Sunday was posted online in a Facebook video said that despite their grief, they forgive their father’s killer.
04/18/2017 06:57 pm - On Easter, we celebrate with great joy the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, an event that occurred some two thousand years ago. What evidence is there that the Resurrection of Christ actually happened?
04/18/2017 01:07 pm - Celebrates birthday in Bavarian style saying the Lord has always helped him on a journey of life that's included trials and hard times.
04/18/2017 12:42 pm - Benedict XVI's closest aide describes how the retired pontiff is doing as he turns the milestone age of 90, giving a rare look into what life is like for the Pope Emeritus.
04/17/2017 07:24 pm - The Easter Season began yesterday with the Resurrection of Our Lord. Now that it’s Monday, Easter isn’t over, but rather, the Church’s 50 days of celebration are just beginning.
04/17/2017 01:03 pm - Pope Francis reminded Christians on Easter Sunday that the Resurrection is the cornerstone of our faith – and that even in the face of unexplainable tragedy and suffering in the world, we can declare, “Christ is risen!”
04/17/2017 11:30 am - (Vatican Radio) “Jesus is risen!” – “He is truly risen, as he said!”
04/16/2017 02:00 pm - On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning...
04/13/2017 03:32 pm - Have you felt a quiet settle over you today on this Holy Thursday?
04/13/2017 07:27 pm - Pope Francis spent Holy Thursday washing the feet of inmates, telling them in a brief homily that God is someone who loves until the end. He urged them to imitate this love even while in prison.
04/13/2017 02:20 pm - Holy Week can be a great time to celebrate family traditions that help to make this week special and holy for you and your kids.
04/13/2017 12:16 pm - Pope Francis celebrated the Chrism Mass of the Rome diocese on the morning of Holy Thursday in St. Peter’s Basilica.
04/12/2017 03:10 pm - As the Church this week reflects on Jesus’ crucifixion and death, Pope Francis said that it is the cross that gives us hope, and urged faithful to enter into the mystery of Christ’s death by contemplating the joy that comes from sacrifice.
04/10/2017 03:10 pm - On Monday the latest Pope Francis-inspired initiative for the poor opened up in Rome – a new laundromat, with washing, drying and ironing services for those without a home or a fixed living situation.
04/08/2017 02:35 pm - If you’re like us, you love a good Saint John Paul II quote. Somehow, his words have a way of making us stop and think. It must be because he’s so holy and wonderful.
04/07/2017 04:30 pm - This Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will wash the feet of prison inmates and say Mass at their penitentiary.
04/06/2017 06:08 pm - Saint Philomena was born in the third century, yet her remains were not discovered until the nineteenth century, when she was virtually unknown to the Church. How can this be?
04/05/2017 05:00 pm - On the fateful voyage that embarked from Southampton and never made it to New York City, a passenger on the RMS Titanic named Major Archibald Willingham Butt was tasked with a special mission – to carry a letter from Pope Pius X and personally deliver it to United States president William H. Taft.
04/04/2017 03:50 pm - God, Our Father, does not usually manifest His love for us in the ways we would expect. Do you have someone in your life who you believe God has used to show you how much He loves you?
04/03/2017 03:40 pm - What did Chesterton see in the Church? Exactly what he saw through the Church – pure brilliance.
03/31/2017 04:40 pm - How do we talk about God and our Catholic Faith? “When we have something in our hearts that we want to say, we have to find words to say it,” says Fr. Daniel Schuster.
03/30/2017 08:40 pm - Pope Francis issued a message ahead of the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMOF), saying couples and families should root their relationships in the love of God, which then propels them to joyfully share it with others.
03/29/2017 05:30 pm - Do you have a patron saint? A patron saint is generally defined as the protecting or guiding saint of a person. Sure, some of us have a saint who we were named after, and many of us chose a confirmation saint, but do you have a saint whom you call upon regularly?
03/29/2017 04:30 pm - What does it take to renew marriage? The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to find out with a new initiative on marriage and family life: a three-year course which will be offered to both the clergy and lay people throughout its parishes.
03/27/2017 06:00 pm - A veteran Vatican official praised EWTN foundress Mother Angelica as a pioneer of the New Evangelization, saying the way in which the Church speaks to the men and women of today wouldn't be the same without her influence.
03/27/2017 03:00 pm - Dr. Brant Pitre tackles many of these challenges in his newest book, "The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ".
03/24/2017 07:00 pm - How can we teach our kids what Christian joy is? Sometimes it’s even more difficult to be a model of joy for our kids.
03/24/2017 06:10 pm - In accepting the seduction of the alluring Mystery, Mary allowed God’s love to become enfleshed for the transformation of the world.
03/23/2017 07:00 pm - (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has officially recognized the miracle attributed to the intercession of two Fatima children - Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto. He also approved the canonizations of 30 Brazilian and 3 Mexican martyrs.
03/23/2017 03:10 pm - (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegram expressing his condolences to the victims of the terror attack at the House of Parliament in London on Wednesday
03/23/2017 02:13 pm - (Word on Fire Blog) In The Lord of the Rings, the Lady Galadriel gives Frodo a gift upon his departure from Lothlorien: a phial...
03/22/2017 05:12 pm - Pope Francis said each person must strive to imitate the perseverance and consolation of God, which not only gives us the strength to keep going, but also to help others who are in difficulty.
03/21/2017 04:50 pm - (Vatican Radio) A statement from Greg Burke, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Egypt at the end of April.
03/20/2017 06:30 pm - In the Litany of Saint Joseph, foster-father of Jesus and spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, he is referred to as the Terror of Demons.
03/20/2017 04:15 pm - Today the Church celebrates the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the guardian of the Christ-child. Perhaps the silence of Saint Joseph is his most profound witness.
03/17/2017 09:15 pm - Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave – but few know of his heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted into slavery.
03/16/2017 09:35 pm - This week Cardinal George Pell sat down with some 20 students from Harvard visiting Rome, with the goal of challenging them to both set firm ideals and to work hard to achieve them – something the Church can help with by providing a basic framework for moral leadership.
03/13/2017 02:30 pm - Pope Francis visited the Roman parish of St. Magdalene of Canossa on Sunday afternoon, meeting with young people and the sick and elderly before celebrating Mass with the parish community.
03/10/2017 03:00 pm - As a parent, you spend so much time doing everything for your kids. You’re responsible for their spiritual growth and development, but are you neglecting your own prayer life?
03/09/2017 03:15 pm - Getting to live in space is a challenge and an honor only a very few people will ever enjoy (at least in our generation). Astronaut Mike Hopkins is one of those selected few.
03/06/2017 04:15 pm - Pope Francis on Sunday called on Christians to consult the Bible with the same frequency as they might consult their cellphones for messages.
03/03/2017 04:10 pm - God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it. Fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life.
03/01/2017 04:10 pm - The ashes of Ash Wednesday are directly connected to the human desire to return to inner integrity.
02/28/2017 03:00 pm - Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and with this commemoration the Church begins the penitential practices of Lent.
02/28/2017 02:00 pm - Pope Francis has given a wide-ranging interview to an Italian magazine run by homeless persons.
02/27/2017 04:00 pm - For a person of faith, all work, regardless of how arduous, menial, tedious or toilsome, when it is suffused by love-from-the-cross, overflows with meaning and purpose.
02/24/2017 04:12 pm - How will you grow in faith during this Lenten season? The three pillars of Lenten observance are a great place to start: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
02/24/2017 03:50 pm - Obstetrician Maria Pollacci holds a very special record. She's delivered 7,642 babies and, after a 72-year career, is still receiving newborns coming into the world in Padavena, a small town in northern Italy at 92 years of age.
02/23/2017 04:18 pm - (Relevant Radio) When Ash Wednesday or Good Friday sneak up on the liturgical calendar, do you grumble about the need to fast?
02/23/2017 03:57 pm - (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday told members of the Spanish Villarreal football club that the team spirit which is so vital in playing a good match is fundamental in life and society as well.
02/22/2017 04:00 pm - Through its annual rice bowl initiative, Catholic Relief Services has announced it will be promoting a “culture of encounter” in its Lenten operation.
02/21/2017 05:46 pm - The path to holiness is forgiveness and prayer. Revenge and resentment have no place in the Christian life.
02/20/2017 07:40 pm - Do you put things off until the next day? Do you tend to spend your time on meaningless activities? Time is truly a gift from God and we never know how much of it we will have. Morning Air® regular guest, therapist Leo Battenhausen, joined the show to talk about what we can learn about time from people who have lived a full life.
02/20/2017 03:30 pm - When one’s life is centered on Christ, all the energies, aspirations, and powers of the soul fall into a beautiful and satisfying pattern.
02/17/2017 03:40 pm - The new head of Opus Dei is a humble, hard worker with a “first-class mind” who has immense loyalty to the Church and the personal prelature.
02/17/2017 03:30 pm - Even her friend of more than 30 years, Father Sebastian Vazhakala, did not know Mother Teresa had conversations with and visions of Jesus before forming the Missionaries of Charity. It wasn't until after her death, for the vast majority of people, that this part of Mother Teresa's spiritual life was uncovered.
02/16/2017 07:03 pm - The first major step in the canonization cause of Sr. Lucia, the Fatima seer who spoke with Our Blessed Mother, was completed this week.
02/16/2017 05:30 pm - Pope Francis on Thursday meeting with a delegation from the Special Olympics International in the Vatican, said they were “a sign of hope for all who commit themselves to a more inclusive society.” Image credit: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock, Inc.
02/15/2017 03:35 pm - Step out of your comfort zone! As an incredibly cliché phrase in the English language, this advice often gets ignored or brushed aside, but it can be an important part of our spiritual lives.
02/15/2017 03:20 pm - As children we are taught that bragging is bad, especially when we do it to people who have less than us, however, for Pope Francis, there is one thing we should never hesitate to flaunt to whoever we meet: our hope in Christ.
02/14/2017 07:48 pm - People still associate February 14th with Saint Valentine but who are the other two Saints who have a Memorial today?
02/14/2017 05:05 pm - It’s Valentine’s Day, and in countries across the world, people are focused on love and marriage. But for the Catholic Church, the celebration of – and support for – marriage is not limited to one day, but all year round.
02/13/2017 04:00 pm - Many parents find it very difficult to bring their young children to Mass, especially when they act out, get loud, or run around the aisles. Rich Lamm, husband and stay-at-home dad of four young boys ages seven and under, joined Morning Air® to talk about how to handle young kids at Mass.
02/13/2017 03:35 pm - Venerable Henriette DeLille, born a “free woman of color” before the Civil War, had all the makings of a life of relative ease before her. But in her early 20s, she declared that her religious convictions could not be reconciled with the placage lifestyle for which she was being prepared.
02/10/2017 05:35 pm - Our fallen human nature, our habits, all “create barriers to receiving the fullness of the grace of God,” says Father Tom Wilson. He is a regular contributor to The Inner LifeTM on Relevant Radio® and the pastor of All Saints Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Fr. Wilson and Chuck Neff talked about personal conversion — why it is so difficult and how we can improve our own spiritual lives.
02/10/2017 05:15 pm - Saints like Scholastica show us that the way of Jesus Christ is not just an abstraction or ideal, but a real and practical possibility for our lives.
02/09/2017 05:28 pm - In a lengthy, unscripted dialogue with 140 male religious superiors, Pope Francis admitted that there is "corruption" inside the Vatican, but said that despite this, his secret to maintaining peace comes from St. Joseph and a strong prayer life.
02/09/2017 04:50 pm - Depression plagues our nation with staggering statistics—an estimated 6.7 percent of adults are affected by major depressive disorder.
02/09/2017 04:50 pm - Justo Takayama Ukon was an example of ‘great fidelity to the Christian vocation.’
02/09/2017 04:50 pm - When the fetal ultrasound gained popularity in the 1970s, it was hailed as a “window to the womb.” But now, new technology could offer a much more in-depth view of babies before birth.
02/08/2017 04:50 pm - How can we offer sleep to God as a means to grow in holiness? Dr. Paul Thigpen, bestselling author and award-winning journalist, joined The Drew Mariani ShowTM to discuss how saints gave up sleep and how we can use it as a tool in our spiritual growth.
02/08/2017 03:50 pm - Today is the feast of Saint Josephine Bakita, as well as the 'International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking". Pope Francis appealed to government leaders to be strong in the fight against the scourge of human trafficking and encouraged prayers to Saint Josephine Bakita for all exploited migrants and refugees.
02/07/2017 06:05 pm - Grace Mazza Urbanski, Director of the Children’s Ministry for the Apostleship of Prayer, joined Morning Air® to talk about making time for technology-free family activities.
02/07/2017 03:25 pm - Pope Francis’ pastoral heart came out in his Lenten message this year, focusing in what could be a lengthy homily on the importance of recognizing others as a gift, with an in-depth reflection on the Word of God.
02/06/2017 07:15 pm - We are called to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News and to ‘let our light shine.’ But these things can be more difficult for an introverted person. Alex Hey, author at EpicPew.com, and John Harper, host of Morning Air®, spoke about how we can live the Faith as introverted Catholics.
02/06/2017 06:45 pm - Today’s feast of the martyrs Paul Miki and companions is a special feast of true friendship. What does it mean to be a true friend?
02/05/2017 03:23 pm - As the Patriots and the Falcons gear up for Super Bowl LI, Pope Francis sent a message to both players and viewers.
02/03/2017 06:39 pm - “Being a saint is the mission of the Church; the reason why the Church exists is to produce saints.”
02/03/2017 06:00 pm - Referring extensively to Pope Francis' writing in Amoris laetitia, a Swiss bishop on Thursday gave direction on how to implement the exhortation, emphasizing respect for the sanctity of the marriage bond.
02/03/2017 04:41 pm - Monoamniotic-Monochorionic twins share one amniotic sac, putting them at high-risk for becoming strangled by their own umbilical cords. Ultrasounds revealed a miracle: these babies were cuddling and holding hands as they grew, keeping one another alive.
02/02/2017 04:20 pm - It seems that many ordinary faithful have a keen inner desire to kneel at Mass and even sometimes at Communion.
02/02/2017 04:20 pm - Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February is to Comfort for the Afflicted: That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
02/02/2017 04:20 pm - There is one more sacred day that should not be lost in avalanche of the “winter holidays.” February 2 – the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – deserves more attention than just being the absolute final day for the Christmas decorations.
02/02/2017 04:20 pm - Recently, over an enjoyable meal, a rabbi friend and I discussed at length a litany of controversial issues, from immigration to the death penalty; from minimum wage to abortion; from prison reform to physician-assisted-suicide.
02/01/2017 10:20 am - President Trump nominates successor to Antonin Scalia.
01/31/2017 07:00 pm - Ever since we were very young, we were told to be patient—by our parents, in school, and in the workplace. “It seems that our whole lives, people have been telling us to be patient but nobody ever tells us why,” says Fr. John Girotti, Vicar for Canonical Services and Associate Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Green Bay. “Why is patience important? Why is it a virtue?”
01/31/2017 04:35 pm - Today the Church celebrates the Feast of St. John Bosco, a man who devoted his life to helping young people. One of the greatest blessings of our Christian faith is the witness of men and women throughout history who let go of their own needs and worked tirelessly for the good of youth and those generations who were to come after them.
01/30/2017 01:20 pm - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington shared a letter with priests of the archdiocese which was also posted on his blog.
01/30/2017 01:20 pm - Dallas Cowboys’ Scott Linehan used popular sacramental in surprisingly successful season.
01/30/2017 01:20 pm - We know that not everyone is called to religious life or married life, but is living a single life a vocation?
01/28/2017 01:20 pm - Thousands of people from around the world spiritually joined together with the many thousands marching in Washington, D.C. to witness that life matters!
01/27/2017 04:20 pm - They are the Sisters of Life and they have a message for women and for the pro-life movement: “You are not alone.”
01/26/2017 08:30 pm - Why do Catholics consider suffering to be valuable, and even a gift from God? Jeff Cavins, Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, joined Morning Air® to discuss the value of suffering.
01/26/2017 07:33 pm - Weeks of speculation were confirmed on Thursday, when the White House verified that Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the national March for Life on Jan. 27.
01/26/2017 05:00 pm - The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a statement decrying President Trump’s orders to construct a wall at the US/Mexico border and to increase immigrant detention and deportation.
01/25/2017 09:50 pm - Fr. John Girotti, Vicar for Canonical Services in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, shares what spiritual dryness is and how we can overcome it.
01/25/2017 06:20 pm - Among those greeting Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience today was Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of the US state of California.
01/25/2017 05:20 pm - Pope Francis has invited believers to trust in God’s providential care while doing everything in their power to respond to the challenges that come their way.
01/24/2017 06:35 pm - What is love? When do we experience God’s love for us? Fr. Bob Pagliari, Redemptorist priest and Professor of Communications at St. John’s University, joined Morning Air® to discuss the universal language of love and his first profound experience of God’s love.
01/24/2017 05:18 pm - The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ Message for the 51st World Day of Social Communications. The theme of this year’s message is "Fear not, for I am with you": Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time.
01/24/2017 04:45 pm - Pope Francis has named Mgr Fernando Ocáriz Braña prelate of Opus Dei.
01/23/2017 06:40 pm - Leo Battenhausen shares the power of a simple hug.
01/23/2017 04:35 pm - Families and medical professionals celebrate as premature infants survive and thrive.
01/23/2017 04:05 pm - A new book, the "Manual for Marian Devotion", provides the context and answers for all kinds of questions about Marian doctrine, as well as prayers and stories for growth in personal devotion.
01/21/2017 01:19 pm - Is laughter good for your health? What about its benefits to your spiritual life?
01/20/2017 06:45 pm - Pope Francis has sent his good wishes to United States President Donald Trump, who was inaugurated in a ceremony at the US Capitol Building on Friday, January 20.
01/20/2017 04:40 pm - After the death of Opus Dei Prelate Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez in December, members of the prelature are gathering in Rome in preparation for the election of their new leader, which will take place in the coming days.
01/20/2017 04:25 pm - With hearts full of devotion, humility and love, these encounters, which are found in the Catechism and are supported by sacred Scripture, connect intellectually as well as emotionally.
01/19/2017 04:15 pm - For Pope Francis, personal conversion is pretty much the key to the Church’s success in all of her activities, from Church governance to pastoral work, from Curial reform to evangelization and dialogue.
01/19/2017 03:00 pm - Mining the example of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's life and teaching, we can deduce some principles to guide our e-preaching.
01/18/2017 06:00 pm - As we mark the annual week of prayer for Christian Unity, Catholics have much to celebrate because 2016 was “truly an ecumenical year”.
01/18/2017 04:10 pm - “Prayer brings you forward in hope and when things get dark, there needs to be more prayer! Then, there will be more hope,” the Pope said January 18.
01/17/2017 09:14 pm - On Monday, January 16, Relevant Radio announced that the third hour of The Drew Mariani ShowTM would now be heard across all Immaculate Heart Radio stations.
01/17/2017 01:21 pm - Claude Paradis was impoverished and homeless, living on the streets of Montreal, Canada. He struggled with addiction to both alcohol and drugs, with a future so bleak, he considered ending his own life.
01/16/2017 05:42 pm - In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we're sharing two videos from Bishop Barron. The first is his video on why Dr. King still matters to all cultures and ages.
01/16/2017 02:53 pm - As colder weather settled over Rome last week, two area charities have found ways to reach out to those without food or shelter during the cold winter nights: one by turning a church into a temporary shelter, another by partnering with a newly-opened McDonald’s near the Vatican.
01/13/2017 10:06 pm - Bishop Robert Guglielmone of the Diocese of Charleston joined The Drew Mariani ShowTM to discuss Roof’s sentence and ask that everyone pray for the victims and for the conversion of this mass murderer.
01/13/2017 03:03 pm - After falling into a pool, little Joy Loboda did not have a heartbeat for some 20-30 minutes. She should not be alive today, but she is.
01/12/2017 07:54 pm - Global persecution of Christians has risen for the fourth year in a row and is on a “rapid rise” in Asia, the advocacy group Open Doors UK warned on Wednesday in its annual report on Christian persecution.
01/11/2017 10:32 pm - The Holy Father has been speaking about this theme of hope and what that means in our lives as Christians for the past few weeks.
01/11/2017 02:58 pm - On the night of Jan. 4, Nathan Leonhardt was locking up the Cathedral of St. Paul in Minneapolis when he found something extraordinary.
01/10/2017 03:42 pm - “These children are the ones you killed with your abortions,” said St. Thomas, and Stojan awoke in shock and fear. He decided he would refuse to participate in any more abortions.
01/10/2017 01:12 pm - Don't settle for something less than astonishment; be amazed! Don't fall into spiritual amnesia; treasure!
01/09/2017 08:37 pm - Last Wednesday, a Select Investigative Panel in the U.S. House of Representatives released a report accusing Planned Parenthood of serious abuses and possible criminal violations in transactions between abortion businesses and fetal tissue harvesters.
01/09/2017 08:37 pm - Pope Francis Sunday baptized 28 babies during Mass in the Sistine Chapel, reminding parents that by asking for the Sacrament of Baptism, the gift of faith, for their child, they have a responsibility to guard it and to help it deepen.
01/09/2017 04:02 pm - Today the Church celebrates the solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord, and it is with this awe-filled liturgy that the three great revelations or "theophanies" of the Christmas season are brought to stunning fulfillment.
01/09/2017 02:50 pm - Speaking to pilgrims gathered in a freezing St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis asked for prayers for all those living and dying on the streets at this time of year.
01/06/2017 10:28 pm - Bishop Richard Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee, was recently involved in presenting the cause for sainthood for Father Patrick Ryan.
01/06/2017 03:09 pm - Pope Francis on Friday celebrated Mass for the feast of the Epiphany telling the faithful in St Peter's Basilica the Magi personify all those who believe and long for God.
01/05/2017 08:01 pm - For decades, the Holy Father has asked us to join him in praying each month for two special intentions that are presented through the Apostleship of Prayer, but starting this month, there will be a slight modification to the way these intentions are chosen.
01/05/2017 03:34 pm - Pope Francis met on Thursday with participants in a Conference organized by the national Office for Pastoral Care for Vocations of the Italian Episcopal Conference.
01/04/2017 02:55 pm - Pope Francis on Wednesday continued his series of reflections on Christian hope, speaking of the inconsolable pain of a parent losing a child.
01/03/2017 06:33 pm - Perhaps what will count at the hour of death is the journey, the way our whole life became our unceasing prayer — because through it all, year after year, day after day, we never gave up and never stopped trying to do better.
01/03/2017 01:16 pm - Pope Francis has written to the Bishops of the world condemning all forms of oppression and exploitation of children.
01/01/2017 02:20 pm - 2016 was filled with incredible miracle stories from Mother Teresa finally getting her second miracle approved and then canonized...