Here is the Vatican translation of the final document of the synod of bishops on the family. To see the tally of synod fathers' votes on each paragraph, see the original link here. * * * Synod14 - "Relatio Synodi" of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: “Pastoral Challenges to the...read more
On Friday morning, Pope Francis met with Bruno Nève de Mévergnies, the new Belgian ambassador to the Holy See. Ambassador de Mévergnies presented his Letters of Credentials to the Holy Father. The new Belgian ambassador has had an extensive diplomatic career since 1978. His first ambassadorial assignment was in W...
On the Via Caio Cestio, between the Testaccio quarter and the Egyptian pyramid, the branches of the cypresses shaken by the wind capture the attention of passers-by. Their movement seems to point to the inscription “Resurrecturis,” which surmounts a large and massive entrance. When passing through it, one is led ...
Here below is the statement made by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly Second Committee, Agenda Item 19 (d): "Sustainable Development: Protection of Global Climate for Present and Future Generations" (New Y...
Quote for October 31st
"The scars of others should teach us caution."
- St. Jerome
On Oct. 30, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of Synod of Bishops, addressed the British Ambassador to the Holy See, H.E. Nigel Baker, and a group of British Parliamentarians on …read more
During this time of the year, the dead are often associated with spooky ghosts and scary poltergeists. The Catholic Church instead celebrates the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, a time to …read more
“Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the Devil.” These words from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians were at the center of Pope Francis’ …read more
Benedict XVI is welcoming the progress of the ordinariates he established in 2009 for Anglicans seeking full communion with the Catholic Church. According to a report in the UK Catholic …read more
Pope Francis is asking exorcists to manifest the love of the Church for those “suffering due to the work of the Evil One.” The Pope said this in a message to Father Francesco Bamonte, the …read more
With the Catechism's clear defense of human life from the moment of conception, the Catholic Church is one of the most vocal advocates for an end to elective abortion. It's natural that many …read more
During this time of the year, the dead are often associated with spooky ghosts and scary poltergeists. The Catholic Church instead celebrates the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, a time to …read more
Pope Francis is telling those committed to Christian unity that they should pray and work together now, and not wait for theologians to reach agreement. Vatican Radio reported that the Pope …read more