Pope Francis made a surprise announcement that he intends to visit Sarajevo on Saturday, June 6th. The Holy Father announced his trip to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during his Sunday Angelus address. "I would like to announce that on Saturday, June 6th, God-willing, I will go to Sarajevo, capital ...read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address before and after the recitation of the Angelus today to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square: * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! This Sunday's Gospel reading (cfr Mk. 1, 21-28) presents Jesus, who, with his little community of disciples, ...
Then they came to Capernaum, and on the sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught. The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes. In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? H...
In an essay published last December Peter Hitchens, brother of the late Christopher Hitchens, a renowned atheist, reflected on the importance of religion. In his essay, published December 3 on the Website of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hitchens acknowledged that atheists can arrive at some moral prin...
Quote for January 30th
“Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think.”
― Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
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Last November, the Holy See announced that they would be opening three showers under the colonnades of St. Peter's Basilica for the homeless. Now they will also open a barber shop and offer …read more
Pope Francis called for a "negotiated solution" to assist those suffering from persecution and violence in Syria and Iraq. The Holy Father made his appeal during an audience with the Joint …read more
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to never forget the memory of their first love, Christ, in order to not become lukewarm Christians. The …read more
The Church’s patrimony regarding families is enormous, says Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, and that is why the Church is a type of Noah’s ark to save families in a troubled world. The president …read more
Author and monk Thomas Merton would have turned 100 years old on Saturday. He continues to be considered a leading Catholic thinker of the modern Church, on themes ranging from spirituality …read more