Bishop Pierfranco Pastore Died Sunday at Age 88
Following the death of Bishop PierfrancoPastore at age 88, Pope Francis has sent his "heartfelt condolences"to the relatives of the prelate well-known in Vatican communications. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father sent his condolences via a telegram sent by his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parol...
"I wish that the Jubilee Indulgence may reach each one as a genuine experience of God’s mercy, which comes to meet each person in the Face of the Father who welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed."
Here below is the Vatican-provided translation of the letter Pope Francis sentto President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the NewEvangelization,Archbishop Rino Fisichella, as the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy approaches (Dec. 8- Nov 20, 2016): *** To My Venerable Brother Archbishop R...
"... it makes no rational sense—indeed, no sense whatsoever—to deny March [for] Life that same respect ..."
This report is contributed by Marissa Poulson of Alliance Defending Freedom: --- A federal court has rightly ruled in favor of March for Life in the case ofMarch for Life v. Burwell, finding that the organization whose sole purpose is to oppose the tragedy of abortion will not have to fund insurance that cove...
"The ecological crisis thus summons us to a profound spiritual conversion"
The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace released an outline of a suggested Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration for today’s first annual Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The brief outline includes suggested Scripture readings and quotes from Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. It also provides s...
Quote for August 31st
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
-Saint Gerard Majella
Q: In the Philippines there is a growing devotion to the seven archangels with the corresponding images and names to the remaining four aside from those of Saints Michael, Gabriel and …read more
Cardinal Parolin Sends Papal Letter for 1400th Anniversary of Irish Missionary's Death
“Saint Columbanus, who according to Benedict XVI we can truly consider one of the ‘Fathers of Europe,’ was convinced that there can be fraternity in the heart of Europe between people only if …read more
Also Praying That Catechists Practice What They Preach
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on youth and catechists. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for September. His universal intention is “ …read more
Says 'Deeply Saddened' to Hear Tragic Loss of Life, Construction in Dominica
Pope Francis has expressed his "heartfelt condolences"to the loved ones of the victims of Hurricane Erika, which to date has claimed at least 20 lives in the Caribbean. In a condolence …read more
St. John Neumann Was Bishop of the City and St. Katharine Drexel Was Born Here
When Pope Francis and thousands of families arrive next month to Philadelphia, they are sure to be welcomed by two saints with ties to the city. Fr. Thomas Rosica, English-language assistant …read more
Autopsy of Accused Child Abuser Awaiting Trial Shows He Had a Heart Attack
Following an autopsy performed afterformer apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski, died last Friday, Aug. 28, it has been confirmed that the accused child abuser died of …read more
Terms End for Leaders of Various Offices
The bishops of India announced Friday that five priests have taken up or will take up new roles at the episcopal conference. The Standing Committee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of …read more
“Saint Columbanus, who according to Benedict XVI we can truly consider one of the ‘Fathers of Europe’ was convinced that there can be fraternity in the heart of Europe between people only if a civilization exists that is open to God”
Here is a translation of the Letter that the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sent yesterday, in the name of the Holy Father Francis, to H.E. Monsignor Gianni Ambrosio, Bishop of …read more