Pope Francis received in private audience on Friday Gaza parish priest Father George Hernandez, during which he expressed his closeness to those who have suffered in the war-ravaged territory. In the 45 minute meeting, the fellow Argentine told the Holy Father that the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, of which h...read more
As a symbol of peace, Pope Francis will be donating an olive tree to be planted at an Interreligious Match for Peace, drawing together world-famous soccer champions this Monday at Rome’s Olympic Stadium. On the afternoon of the game, the Pope will receive the players in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall as sort of a “ki...
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh are both urging their flocks to take part in the Independence Referendum, to take place Sept. 18th. They also ask Catholics to engage with the issues being raised in the period up to the vote. The appeals will be made i...
A Mexican wave of moral indignation swept through the chattering class this month when the hypothesis was raised of a link between abortion and breast cancer. We heard, in shrill tones, that claims of such a link are “factually incorrect” (blogger Mia Freedman), “absurd” (Simon Breheny of the IPA) and even “an ins...
Quote for August 29th
'Tribulations, if we bear them patiently for the love of God, appear bitter at first, but they grow sweet, when one gets accustomed to the taste.'
St. Philip Neri
By Robert Clarke of Alliance Defending Freedom The Internet has been awash, if you will forgive the pun, with videos of people the world over tipping a bucket containing ice cold water over …read more
By Oliver Maksan Raed is in his mid 40s. But when he is telling his story he looks much older. Weeks of fear and uncertainty have left the mark on the Chaldean Catholic from Mosul. “We have …read more
Pope Francis met Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, on Thursday to discuss the plight of those fleeing the Islamist …read more
Affectionately known as "La Cachita", a replica statue of Cuba's beloved Virgin of Charity of El Cobre has been given a place of honour in the Vatican gardens. The statue of the"Virgen de la …read more
An American priest who ministers to the sick has called Pope Francis a "real pastor" who, through taking risks and reaching out, teaches priests "how to pastor better." In an interview with …read more
-- 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Psalm 33:12-13,18-19,20-23 Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus' parable of the talents draws our attention to the many gifts that God has given us: the gift of life, the gift of …read more
-- Jeremiah 20:7-9 Psalm 63:2,3-4,5-6,8-9 Romans 12:1-2 Matthew 16:21-27 When Jeremiah reflects on his call to be a prophet to Israel, he says that he was duped by God and that he let himself …read more
The following official statement was released this week by The Cardinal Newman Society in response to the changes to the Health and Human Services contraception mandate accommodation …read more