Holy See representative calls on wealthy nations to take responsibility for creation
Here is the address given by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Silvano Tomasi at theClimate and Health68th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The text was provided Mondayby Vatican Radio: * * * Remarks by His Excellency Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, c.s.,Apostolic Nuncio and Permanen...
Seminar Will Consider the Family Both as Protagonist of Evangelization and in Need of Being Evangelized
The Council of theBishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) and The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) will be having a Seminar on the theme The joy of the Family in Maputo, Mozambique from May 28- 31, 2015. Following a process of growing pastoral collaboration, the two bodies have...
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The Vatican announced today that the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops completed two days of meetings in preparation for this October’s synod on the family. The Vatican press office reported Monday that Pope Francis had chaired the meeting, saying that his presence "underlined the importance he attributes...
Meets with Participants of General Chapter at Vatican
"Minority" and "Fraternity" are the two essential elements of the identity of the Order of Friars Minor. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' address today with members of the religious order founded by St. Francis of Assisi. The members met with the Holy Father following their General Chapter. The Pop...
Quote for May 27th
"He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps."
-- Pope Gregory the Great in a letter to St. Augustine of Canterbury
"Either you are freely poor and minor, or you will end up being stripped."
Pope Francis received the participants in the General Chapter of the Order of Friars Minor in an audience at the Vatican today. The following is a translation of the Pope’s address to those …read more
Calls on Members of Oratory to Follow Example of the 'Apostle of Rome'
In a letter sent to the members of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, Pope Francis called on them to follow their founder's example in his commitment to the spiritual care of souls. The Holy …read more
"The Church’s state of permanent mission requires of you, spiritual sons of Saint Philip Neri, not to be content with a mediocre life"
Here is a translation of Pope Francis’ Message for the Fifth Centenary of Saint Philip Neri’s birth. * * * To the Reverend Father Mario Alberto Aviles, c.o., Procurator General of the …read more
Says Christians Who Want Both Christ and World Give a 'Counter-Witness' During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
It is sad to see a Christian who wants both Jesus and worldly gain. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q1: I went to visit a seminary, and during the Divine …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more