Meets with 30,000 Members of the Charismatic Renewal Movement in St. Peter’s Square
Pope Francis met today with 30,000 members of the Renewal in the Spirit Movement in St. Peter’s Square this evening. The meeting with the Holy Father kicks off the 38th National Convocation of the Renewal in the Spirit. They will reflect on the theme: “Ways of Unity and of Peace: Voices of Prayer for the Martyrs...
Cardinal Pietro Parolin Reflects on the Pope’s Upcoming Trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
Hope is high for the trip which will take Pope Francis to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay from July 5-13. He will fly seven times, pronounce 22 addresses, and proclaim “the joy of the Gospel” (thread of the trip) to more than one million people. It could not be explained in any other way than which John Paul II al...
Caritas Jordan Says Foreign Powers Are ‘Washing Their Hands’ of Responsibility
The United Nation’s World Food Program announced that funds earmarked for Syrian refugees will be cut, leaving thousands of refugees at risk of starvation. According to Fides, the cut in funds will have devastating consequences on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which has taken in thousands of refugees from Syr...
Says Decline of Young Population, Aging Society Signify Disappearance of Local Communities
A Japanese Bishop is decrying how his nation's population is dropping to historic lows. According to AsiaNews,Bishop Isao Kikuchi of Niigata has released a statement in which heexplains how the aging populationis currently the most urgent problem for the country, which threatens to collapsethe pension system...
Quote for July 3rd
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Also Arrest Local Imam Who Tried to Incite Crowd Against Police
In Pakistan, police have savedaChristian family accused of blasphemyfrom being lynched, reported Fides. There had been a new accusation of blasphemy in the town of Farooqabad, in Punjab, …read more
Denounces Violence Against Priests, Religious
The Bishop of theMexican diocese where three elderly nuns were assaultedhascondemned the violence against religious and members of the clergy. In a statement, Bishop Oscar Armando Campos …read more
Fr. Thomas Rosica's Keynote Address to the Catholic Media Convention, Buffalo, NY
Thank you for the privilege of addressing this important gathering of Catholic journalists and media colleagues from throughout North America. This afternoon I would like to speak to you …read more
One of the enduring lessons from the most recent Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si’ (Praise Be to You), is the simple notion that the “natural environment is a collective good.” Although simple, …read more
Cardinal Parolin's Address to "People and Planet First" Conference
Here is Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s address giventhis afternoon to a high level Conference on ‘People and Planet First: the Imperative to Change Course'. The conference is taking place at the …read more
But peace surrounding latest election brings hope
This report is contributed by Dennis Peters of Aid to the Church in Need. --- Kaduna, Nigeria, and neighboring Zaria hold bitter memories. Located in the center of the country, more or less …read more
Anecdotes of Fr. Bergoglio’s Previous Visits to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay Emerge
Given Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, anecdotes are being told about Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio travels and profound knowledge of those countries. When the …read more
The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples released a message for World Tourism Day, which will be observed Sept.27. The document was signed by Cardinal …read more