Says to promote justice and peace, society also has to value life at every stage
Pope Francis is echoing his predecessors’ affirmation that life ethics and social ethics are intrinsically linked, such that a society cannot claim to promote justice and peace while at the same time devaluing life in its weakest stages. The Pope said this in a message Friday to the Second International Conferen...
Children will receive Confirmation and First Eucharist in 3rd grade
In a move anticipated since his arrival to the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila announced on the solemnity of Pentecostthe beginning of the process to restore the sacraments of initiation to their original order so that the sacraments will be conferred as follows: baptism, confi...
Ask government to take Catholics into account in crafting legislation, so that lives and consciences are protected
The leader of Canada's bishops is asking the government to take Catholics into account in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in February on assisted suicide. In a letter tothe Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, ArchbishopPaul-André Durocher warns that new legislation on assisted suicide ...
Society stands in great need of the 'feminine genius'
Here is the message sent by Pope Francis to the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, regarding theSecond International Conference on Women, which concluded Sunday in Rome. The event was organised by the council, in cooperation with the World Union of Women’s Catholic Organisations and the ...
Quote for May 25th
"By contrast, whoever out of love for God gives oneself to the service of others will live, like the grain of wheat that dies, but only apparently… Only in undoing itself does it produce the harvest."
- Blessed Oscar Romero
Crackdown in Thailand Means Thousands Are Abandoned at Sea
On Sunday at the end of the Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis again voiced his concern for the fate of the many refugees stranded at sea in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The Pope …read more
Says Martyred Prelate 'Reminds Us That the Church is the Family of God'
In a letter sent to the Archbishop of San Salvador, Pope Francis expressed his joy at the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. The martyred prelate's beatification took place in a Mass …read more
"The voice of the newly Blessed continues to resonate today to remind us that the Church, a convocation of brothers surrounding their Lord, is the family of God, in which there should be no division."
The following is a translation of the Holy Father's letter to ArchbishopJosé Luis Escobar Alas, Archbishop of San Salvador, on the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, which took place …read more
Thousands Participate in Beatification Mass for Martyred Archbishop
Oscar Romero is “a light for the nations and salt of the earth. While his persecutors have disappeared in the shadow of forgetfulness and death, Romero’s memory instead continues alive and …read more
Denounces Global Economic System That Places 'God of Money' At Center
This Saturday, Pope Francis met with the Italian Christian Workers Association (ACLI) and called on them to promote dignified labor.During the Argentine Pontiff's remarks, he criticized how …read more
"Every man bears within himself an original and unique capacity to draw from himself and for the persons that work with him the good that God has put in his heart."
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address tothe Italian Christian Workers Associations(ACLI) given Saturday afternoon in the Vatican's Paul VI Hallon the occasion of the 70th anniversary …read more
Speaks on Election, Papacy and Poverty in Interview With La Voz del Pueblo
In a new in-depth interview, Pope Francis discussed details on his election, his relationship with the people, the challenges of being Pope and the centrality of poverty in the Gospel. The …read more
Reflects on Christ's Call to Use Wealth for the Common Good During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
Not sharing wealth generates corruption and leads to an unfulfilled life. Pope Francis explored this themeduring his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, reminding the faithful that detaching …read more