Here below is the full text of Pope Francis' weekly general audience catechesis, delivered in St. Peter's Square, September 17th. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, When we profess our faith, we affirm that the Church is “Catholic” and “Apostolic.” But what, effectively, is the meaning of these two words, these w...read more
Here is the text of a declaration made by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi to the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council, on the rights of the elderly. Archbishop Tomasi is the Holy See's representative to the UN offices in Geneva. * * * Mr. President, The number of elderly persons within the general population is...
Here is the statement for October's Respect Life Month, sponsored by the US episcopal conference. * * * My dear friends in Christ: Pope Francis has captivated the world with his humility, warmth and compassion for each person. Vivid accounts of his tenderness for “the least of these”—the elderly, the impris...
Yes indeed, I am Sister Mira, daughter of the Albanian people; I was born and grew up during the Communist dictatorship. I will write a few lines of history, because outside of history nothing is understandable. For so many countries of the world Communist dictatorship is unknown, but we were the world emblem for h...
Quote for September 18th
'When you do a good action, have the intention of first pleasing God, and then of giving good example to your neighbor.'
St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
-- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Psalm 17:1bcd, 6-7, 8b and 15 Luke 8:1-3 Jesus continues to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to the towns and villages of Galilee. Jesus is accompanied not …read more
Atheists sometimes blame Christians for believing in a Heavenly Father who is great big sugar daddy in the sky who will take us to heaven when we die. Our God, they say, is like Colonel …read more
In a statement to mark Respect Life Month, October 2014, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, called for “community and solidarity” as an antidote to threats against life. Cardinal O …read more
Pope Francis on Wednesday afternoon met with a delegation of 40 world Jewish leaders at the Casa Santa Marta in honor of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Among those attending the event …read more
Having the courage to acknowledge that we are sinners enables us to receive Christ’s caress, His forgiveness, said Pope Francis Thursday morning during Mass at Santa Marta. The day's liturgy …read more
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Anthony Fisher of Parramatta as the new Archbishop of Sydney. He replaces Cardinal George Pell who is now prefect of the Vatican’s new Secretariat for the …read more
The leaders of the Churches in the Middle East have appealed to the United Nations to protect minorities in Iraq and Syria from the “massacres and atrocities” being committed by ISIS. …read more
Scottish citizens go to the polls today to vote in an historic referendum on independence, but if the majority vote “yes”, what will it mean for the Catholic Church and religious freedom as a …read more