Just inside the entrance of Vatican Radio, 30 photographs dedicated to the theme of poverty have gone on display, giving a face to the men, women and children who live each day without the basic necessities for life. The photography exhibition, entitled “Why Poverty?”, is part of a broader initiative of the same ...read more
Here is a translation of the full text of the address Pope Francis gave today during the general audience in St. Peter's Square. --- Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today I would like to begin the last series of catecheses on our profession of faith, addressing the affirmation “I believe in life eve...
TIME magazine has named Pope Francis "Person of the Year 2013". The international news magazine chose to bestow the honor on the Holy Father largely because of his humility and compassion. "In a very short time, a vast, global, ecumenical audience has shown a hunger to follow him," TIME's managing editor, Nancy G...
In his latest book Tea Party Catholic, Dr. Samuel Gregg develops a Catholic case for the values and institutions associated with the free economy, limited government, and America’s experiment in ordered liberty. He underscores the moral and economic benefits of business and markets, addresses the welfare state’s ...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
Summary of Pope Francis’ weekly general audience catechesis, Dec. 11 Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our catechesis on the Creed, we now turn to the final article: “I believe in… life …read more
Pope Francis has sent a Message to the Americas to mark the Dec. 12th Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is venerated as Patroness of the American continent. The Holy Father delivered the …read more
The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church has strongly denounced police action against protestors in Kiev’s “Independence Square” after police stormed the area which has been occupied by protesters …read more
Here is the text for the "global wave of prayer," sponsored by Caritas and suppported by Pope Francis. Today, Dec. 10, the "global wave" startedon the island of Samoa and will progress around …read more
Pope Francis has called the extent of hunger in the world today "a global scandal" in a video message released today. The video marks the launch of a Caritas federation campaign to end world …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q1: Should a purple cope and humeral veil be used for …read more
Efforts are underway to secure the release of a group of Orthodox nuns who are believed to have been kidnapped by Islamist insurgents in the Syrian town of Maaloula. The head of Lebanon's …read more
Here is the statement fromBishop Noel TreanorofDown and Connor, in response to the report released today by theNational Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland …read more