Invites Us to Remember That the One Who Awaits Us There Is the Immensely Merciful Father
Pope Francis today in the Angelus address referred to an annual feast celebrated each Aug. 2 in Assisi, the Feast of Pardon, and exhorted the faithful to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation and receive Communion. The Feast of Pardon attracts thousands to Assisi each Aug. 2. The feast originates with the acc...
In Angelus Address, Says We Need to Go Beyond the Gifts to See the Giver
Drawing from today’s Gospel from the Bread of Life discourse found in St. John’s Gospel, Pope Francis is encouraging the faithful to keep their sights on heaven and go beyond the preoccupations of daily life. The Pope said this today in his address before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Pet...
“God himself is the gift and the giver"
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good morning. This Sunday we continue reading the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel. After the multiplication of the loaves...
Annual Human Trafficking Report
How to deal with the problem of human trafficking is receiving ample attention both from the Church and civil leaders in recent times. Last week the Pontifical Academies of Science and Social Sciences held a two-day workshop in the Vatican on “Modern Slavery and Climate Change.” Attended by mayors of major ci...
Quote for July 31st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. And when they found him across the sea they said to …read more
More than 2 dozen killed during procession when brakes go out on truck
Pope Francis today sent assurance of his prayers to the victims of Thursday’s accident in Mexico that resulted in more than two dozen deaths when a truck lost control and slammed into a …read more
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on all those who give their time to help those in need. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for August. His …read more
Determining how to implement Supreme Court's lifting of prohibition
Canada's bishops are calling on the faithful to respond to a government consultation on euthanasia. Earlier this month (July 17),the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter …read more
Says they contribute to their families' growth at a 'profoundly human and spiritual level of faith'
This week, on July 26, the Church marked the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. For the occasion,Pope Francis sent a message to participants and …read more
"A society can only be considered socially just if it protects the most vulnerable among us"
Calls are being made by laity and faith leaders to pray and sacrifice, as videos from the Center for Medical Progress have drawn national and international attention to Planned Parenthood. …read more
Roman Rite Ex 16,2-4.12-15; Ps 78; Eph 4,17.20-24; Jn 6.24 to 35 Ambrosian Rite 1 Kings 7.51 to 8.14; 2 Cor 6.14 to 7.1; Mt 21.12 to 16 X Sunday after Pentecost 1) Bread offered for love. The …read more
"One person's right to die is somebody else's duty to kill. We do not accept that. We both cherish life until it's end and we embrace death"
In a homily delivered in Lourdes on England'sDay for Life, the day on which the Church celebrates and affirms life from conception to its natural end, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said that we …read more