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Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez on The Way
Jack Wintz, O.F.M.

The Way is a film about a father who completes the 500-mile pilgrimage his son had begun. It's a story of broken individuals on the way to recovery.

WEB+

Watch video from Father Jack's interview with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez.

St. Francis for Seekers
Barbara Beckwith

The author of Francis: The Journey and the Dream explains why the book remains popular 40 years later.

Maryknoll's 100 Years of Mission
Dr. Michael Gable

China, South America, Africa—Maryknoll has taught the U.S. Church to think globally.

WEB+ A link to Maryknoll’s many Web sites, and a video sample from Maryknoll Productions.
Finding Faith in God's Creatures
B.G. Kelley

When St. Francis preached to the birds, charmed the fish and tamed the wolf at Gubbio, he laid a foundation of respect for animals that thrives to this day.

WEB+ Learn more about St. Francis and animals at AmericanCatholic.org/Francis
Jason Berry, Church Whistleblower
Judy Ball

He broke the U.S. sexual-abuse scandal in 1985. Now he’s back with questions about Church finances.

WEB+ See a list of Catholic colleges that offer programs in Church administration.





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First Martyrs of the Church of Rome: There were Christians in Rome within a dozen or so years after the death of Jesus, though they were not the converts of the “Apostle of the Gentiles” (Romans 15:20). Paul had not yet visited them at the time he wrote his great letter in 57-58 A.D.. 
<p>There was a large Jewish population in Rome. Probably as a result of controversy between Jews and Jewish Christians, the Emperor Claudius expelled all Jews from Rome in 49-50 A.D. Suetonius the historian says that the expulsion was due to disturbances in the city “caused by the certain Chrestus” [Christ]. Perhaps many came back after Claudius’s death in 54 A.D. Paul’s letter was addressed to a Church with members from Jewish and Gentile backgrounds. </p><p>In July of 64 A.D., more than half of Rome was destroyed by fire. Rumor blamed the tragedy on Nero, who wanted to enlarge his palace. He shifted the blame by accusing the Christians. According to the historian Tacitus, many Christians were put to death because of their “hatred of the human race.” Peter and Paul were probably among the victims. </p><p>Threatened by an army revolt and condemned to death by the senate, Nero committed suicide in 68 A.D. at the age of 31.</p> American Catholic Blog While the future may be uncertain to us, we can rest comfortably in the loving control and sovereignty of our Heavenly Father. We can trust his plan, and we can rely upon his fatherly design and control.

Oasis Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends

 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Happy Birthday
May this birthday mark the beginning of new and exciting adventures!

Sts. Peter and Paul
Honored both separately and together, these apostles were probably martyred during the reign of the emperor Nero.

Wedding
Help the bride and groom see their love as a mirror of God’s love.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
God gave Mary to us as a help in our quest for holiness.

St. Josemaría Escrivá
This 20th-century Spanish priest devoted his life to the Work of God.


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