Even at the worst of times, Christians cannot give into depression, but rather must live in hope. During his morning Mass today in Casa Santa Marta, the Holy Father affirmed this, as he said that in order to be at peace, we must allow room for God to rescue and convert us from our worldly ways. He said we must we...read more
Addressing the International Pastoral Congress on the World’s Big Cities, Pope Francis called on bishops to give “concrete mercy and tenderness” in their pastoral ministry. The congress, which was held Nov. 24-26, was an idea developed by Pope Francis and Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach, the archbishop of Barcelo...
“While you do not hide the areas of weakness that it is possible to verify today in consecrated life,” the Pope told consecrated persons today at the Vatican, he encouraged them to still “be listening to the signs of the Spirit, who opens new horizons and pushes to new ways.” Speaking to participants in the plena...
In an audience this morning with the Pauline Family, Pope Francis encouraged them to renew their commitment to living and communicating faith through multimedia. The Pauline Family includes the groups and institutions run by the Society of St. Paul and the Daughters of St. Paul. Those present at the private audie...
Quote for November 27th
"Love is the measure of faith"
- Pope Francis, Tweet on Nov. 27th, 2014
Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch has suggested ecumenical dialogue is reaching new heights under the pontificate of Jesuit Pope Francis. In a wide-ranging interview with ZENIT at the Vatican last …read more
Speaking on Pope Francis' visit to Turkey this weekend, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says security risks cannot prevent the Jesuit Pontiff from doing his mission and reaching out to the …read more
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, published in the Southern Nebraska Register. * * * Like most of you, I’ll gather around a table this Thanksgiving with …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to the participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life on the theme: “ …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to the participants in the Pilgrimage of the Pauline Family, on the occasion of the closing of the Centenary Year of the Pauline charism and in …read more
In the Christian perspective, the distinction is not between “those who are already dead and who are not, but between those who are in Christ and who are not.” Pope Francis said these words …read more
At the conclusion of today's general audience, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for his apostolic trip to Turkey this weekend. “As you know,” the Pope said, “from next Friday to Sunday …read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ catechesis during today’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. The day is not very nice, but you are …read more