Exactly one week before Easter Sunday, Pope Francis has reminded the faithful that they must follow God's humble example. During his Palm Sunday homily this morning, the Pope toldthe crowds in a sunny St. Peter's Square, that even when it involves facing humiliation, we are to not let this deter us from having h...read more
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' Palm Sunday homily, which was given this morning in St. Peter's Square: *** At the heart of this celebration, which seems so festive, are the words we heard in the hymn of the Letter to the Philippians:“He humbled himself”(2:8).Jesus’ humiliation. ...
Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ Angelus address today, following the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square: *** Before the Angelus At the end of this celebration, I affectionately greet all of you here, particularly young people. Dear young people, I urge you to continue your journey both in your d...
Divorce has a significant impact on family income, the British Marriage Foundation declared in a recent study. A family that stays together can have the same positive effect on income as having a university degree, they found. “The negative effect on income of paying for two households, additional transport and...
Quote for March 27th
"No one ought to consider himself a true servant of God who is not tried by many temptations and trials."
- St. Francis of Assisi
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Pope Francis is meeting with President Sergio Mattarella this April, marking the first meeting of the Pontiff and the new Italian head of state. Announced on the website of the Quirinale …read more
Here is the fifth Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * With this meditation we conclude our overview of the …read more