I have received numerous calls and messages throughout the day yesterday and again today regarding Pope Francis’ daily homily in the Chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae on Wednesday May 22, 2013. The homily was inspired by the passage in the Gospel of Mark (9:38-40) in which the disciples tell Jesus that they tried to...read more
Here is a translation of the Pope's address to participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Travelers. He reflected on the topic “The Pastoral Concern of the Church in the Context of Forced Migrations.” * * * Lord Cardinals, Venerable Brothers in the ...
Francis today met with leaders from Bulgaria and Macedonia, in Rome for an annual visit to mark the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius. Vatican Radio reported that the delegation from Bulgaria was led by Marin Raykov, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. The delegation from the Republic of Macedonia was...
Francis has askedCardinal Agostino Vallini to continue as the vicar general for the Diocese of Rome. This was confirmed in a Latin-language letter dated May 18 and published by the Vatican on Thursday. Cardinal Vallini was appointed to the position on June 27, 2008, by Benedict XVI. The role also entails th...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
The Holy See announced that Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, will travel to Lebanon and Jordan this weekend. Cardinal Sandri will attend the …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's meditation during the Profession of Faith of the Italian Bishops Conference who are gathered for their 65th General Assembly. * * * Dear Brothers …read more
The United States should publicly discuss and scrutinize its policy of targeted killings by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, in order to formulate “a more comprehensive, moral and …read more
An Italian publisher dedicated to the missions has published a booklet to aid in prayer for the Church in China, as May 24 is the World Day of Prayer for the Church there. Since China …read more
Eight cardinals (Bertone, Hummes, Maradiaga, Bráz de Avis, Monteiro, Bertello, Amigo and Cañizares), 10 archbishops (among them four nuncios) and 15 bishops of Spain and other countries, were …read more
The chairman of the US bishops' Committee on Migration applauded a step forward in an overhaul of the US immigration system. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. …read more
The United Kingdom moved closer to being the latest nation to legislate in favor of same-sex "marriage" this week when it passed a bill allowing such ceremonies to take place in England and …read more
On Sunday, May 26th, solemnity of the Holy Trinity, Pope Francis will visit the Parish of Saints Elizabeth and Zechariah in Rome where he will preside over the morning Mass. During the …read more