Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q:I never assist in Mass wearing just the alb and the stole. I insist in wearing the ordinary vestment for a deacon, my dalmatic. In case of Communion services, should I or shou...read more
Pope Francis has named the following as new members of the International Theological Commission, and has renewed others whose five year term had passed. The following will serve on the commission until 2019: - FatherSerge-Thomas BONINO, O.P., Secretary General, France. - FatherTerwase Henry AKAABIAM, Niger...
"Church Without Frontiers, Mother to All" is the theme for the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees to take place 18 January 2015. Here below is the full text of the message made public today: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Jesus is "the evangelizer par excellence and the Gospel in person" (Evangelii Ga...
The centrality of the family is vital if secularization is to be overcome, the Archbishop of Singapore has said. "To overcome the challenge of secularization in Singapore that society is facing, and that touches believers of all religions, we have decided to restore the centrality of the family", Archbishop Willi...
Quote for September 23rd
"The things that we love tell us what we are."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
The theme of the Pope’s 15-19 January apostolic visit – “Mercy and Compassion” - was announced by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, Fides News Agency reports. "With the …read more
Pope Francis is to celebrate 200 years since Pope Pius VII reinstated the Society of Jesus into the Church by celebrating Mass at 5pm this Saturday in the Church of theGesùin Rome. Founded in …read more
Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham from the length and breadth of Britain were in London over the weekend of 19-21 September for the Ordinariate's first ever …read more
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has attended his first public Mass in an official capacity, London's Catholic Herald reports. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that during a visit to …read more
The Bishop of Shrewsbury, England, has called on the faithful to rededicate themselves to the cause of life, remembering that we must promote the Gospel of life with joy. In a homily at …read more
Blackfriars Hall in Oxford is offering a scholarshipin theology and religion, philosophy and theology, or theology and oriental studiesto a suitable candidate who has already completed an …read more
The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis is to establish a special commission to examine possibilities for streamlining the annulments process. In a statement, the Vatican said the …read more
Here below is an English translation of the transcript of Pope Francis' press conference given on the flight back from Tirana yesterday evening. *** (Father Lombardi) – Well, now: We are very …read more