Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $36,749 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

The Holy Land

The Holy Land is a vast topic. It can profitably be considered from the vantage points of Scripture, history, politics, religious conflict and spirituality. It is an inexhaustible mine of divine riches and human woes.

Christians might be excused for starting with the plight of their own. What is happening to Catholics and other Christians in the land Our Lord chose as His home?

Inevitably, however, one wishes to pass from fact to policy. In this connection it is extremely useful to examine the purposes of the Holy See in that region of the world, considering carefully how recent popes would like to see the various problems resolved.

Finally, we should never forget the spiritual significance of the Holy Land, and how that significance can be a source of increased sadness over the present situation. Both are captured in the series of addresses and audiences which Pope John Paul II gave throughout his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March of 2000.

If you only have time to look at three things, LOOK AT THESE.

  1. The Plight of Christians in the Holy Land
  2. The Holy See's Purposes in the Holy Land
  3. John Paul II's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Church Moves On, Slowly 18 hours ago
Is Cardinal Kasper losing his grip? 23 hours ago
The Pope is not the problem October 23
Do not confuse sacramental discipline and Catholic doctrine. October 23
Ignatius Press into the Breach: Trumping the Kasper Proposal October 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6