from ONE

by David M. Petras
(From ONE magazine September 2005)
Light of the East: One Decade Later

by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine May 2005)
Quo Vadis?

On the Road to Damascus
text by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
photographs by L’Osservatore Romano
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2001)
“In the footsteps of St. Paul,” Msgr. Stern recalls the Pope’s pilgrimage journey to Syria.

Pontifical Mission at 50
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2000)
Msgr. Robert Stern reflects on the reason for the observance of the 50th anniversary of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine.

Pontifical Mission at 50: Rome
prepared by CNEWA staff
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2000)
The Holy Father recognizes the Mission as an eloquent sign of international solidarity.

Papal Pilgrimage of Peace
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East May – June 2000)
Pope John Paul II brings his message of justice and peace to the people of the Holy Land.

Catholics, Jews and the Papal Pilgrimage
(From Catholic Near East July – August 2000)
Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to the Holy Land sparks a lively dialogue.

When I am Weak, Then I am Strong
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East May – June 2000)
Msgr. Robert Stern reflects on the strength of a simple man of prayer in the footsteps of Jesus.

Upon This Rock
text by Chorbishop John D. Faris, J.C.O.D.
photographs by Arturo Mari
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1999)
A discussion of the controversial yet possible unity for the churches of East and West.

Promoting Christian Unity
text by Father George D. Gallaro
photographs by Arturo Mari
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
The ecumenical work of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Beyond the Pale
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1998)
A recognition of the Pope’s special responsibility to keep the Church unified.

A Crown Prince’s World View
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1996)
The Crown Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan discusses the address by Pope John Paul II to the UN in light of current world problems and potential for improvement by the UN.

by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1996)
Understanding what “pope” is all about.

How Good It Is to Dwell in Unity
by Bishop Bawai Soro
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
A meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East breaks new ground between two churches.

Orientale Lumen
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter defines the church’s ecumenical mission.

All in the Family
by Brother David Carroll, F.S.C., Ph.D.
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1994)
A look at the families whose lives have been changed through the generosity of our benefactors.

Images from Albania
text by John Burger
photos by Maria Bastone
(From Catholic Near East September 1993)
The author and photographer accompany John Cardinal O’Connor during his historic trip to Albania.

Ecumenism 25 Years Later
by Brother William J. Martyn, S.A.
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East April 1990)
Unity between the Eastern and Western churches continues to be an ongoing process.

Letter from Archbishop Pio Laghi
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)

Pope addresses funding agencies
(From Catholic Near East August 1989)

The Church and the Palestinians
by Brother Austin David, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1988)
The Vatican takes a clear position on the question of Palestine in its efforts to bring peace and justice to the Holy Land.

The Long Good Friday of Albanian Christians
by James V. Schall, S.J.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1986)
Despite a history of persecution, Albania’s Christians survive and worship.

And the Greatest of These Is War
by Monsignor John A. Meaney
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Special 1984)
Reflections on the suffering of war and the Christian experience in wartime.

Reaching Out: The Popes in Turkey
by Charles E. Adelsen
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1980)
Beginning with St. Peter himself, many popes have visited what was once the seat of Christianity: Turkey.

from News

Holocaust Survivor Represents Israel at Pope John Paul’s Beatification
Catholic News Service (2 May 2011)
In an unusual move, the Israeli government sent an official delegate to the beatification of Pope John Paul II, choosing a government official who survived the Holocaust because he was entrusted to a Catholic family.

Vatican Starts Construction on Family Center in Nazareth
Catholic News Service (17 April 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Construction should begin soon on a large guesthouse for families on pilgrimage to the Holy Land and an international center dedicated to promoting Catholic teaching on the family.

Pope Francis, With Retired Pope, Canonizes Sts. John and John Paul
Catholic News Service (27 April 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Canonizing two recent popes in the presence of his immediate predecessor, Pope Francis praised the new Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II as men of courage and mercy, who responded to challenges of their time by modernizing the Catholic Church in fidelity to its ancient traditions.

from Blog Content

Take Five: 5 Things You Should Know About Ecumenism
Aside from being a part of CNEWA's original mandate, ecumenism is woven intricately into the fabric of Catholic teaching.

Take Five: 5 Quotes on Ecumenism
Today begins the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Here are five quotes to consider during this time of ecumenical intentions.

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Stories of interest for the day.

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Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Person of the Year
The cover of Time magazine's Person of the Year issue, featuring Pope Francis. (photo: CNS/Time Inc., handout via Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Rome Gets Ready
Nuns from Brazil take photos in front of a large banner of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II in Rome.

Picture of the Day: Francis and Benedict, Together Again
Retired Pope Benedict XVI embraces Pope Francis before the canonization Mass for Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on 27 April.

The Canonization Crowds: Why Pilgrims Packed Rome
Father Elias Mallon discusses pilgrims in the context of the recent canonization Mass at the Vatican.

CNEWA Connections:
‘Every Worker is the Hand of Christ’

The Rev. Elias Mallon reflects on May Day, known in the Catholic liturgical calendar as the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.