Here is Pope Francis' address to a delegation from the Dignitatis Humanae Institute on Saturday. * * * Lord Cardinals, Illustrious Gentlemen, I thank you for this meeting. I am especially grateful to Cardinal Martino for the words with which he introduced you. Your institute proposes to promote human digni...read more
Pope Francis' 77th birthday is Dec. 17 and the group Catholic to the Max will be shipping to Rome a giant birthday card for the occasion. The Pope's birthday card was at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis at the end of November, where it was signed by thousands of Catholic youth. Th...
Here is the statement released today by ArchbishopStephen Brislinof Cape Town, president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference. * * * We heard of the death of Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela with great sadness. Nonetheless we cannot help but call to mind the words of Scripture: “Let us now sing the...
Zimbabwe's bishops and Jesuits have both recently issued appeals for reform in the country in order to improve the standard of life for its citizens. In a pastoral letter issued 3 December, the African country’s bishops noted that three months after the July elections “there are no visible prospects for improveme...
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
Caritas staff in the Central African Republic are reporting the capital Bangui and many parts of the country are gripped by chaos and terror as fighting continues between forces loyal to the …read more
Abortion has been in the spotlight recently, with new laws in Australia and a Supreme Court case to be heard early next year in the United States. In late November the Australian state of …read more
1) Meeting John to encounter Jesus Thanks to the liturgy of the Roman Rite for the 2nd Sunday of Advent and to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we are called to meet two people …read more
Advent calendars don’t always come with chocolates, but also exist online. For the fifth year Xt3.com has launched its Advent calendar at http://www.xt3.com/advent Xt3 – which stands for …read more
Here is a translation of the first Advent homily, delivered today by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the pontifical household. The sermon is titled "Francis of Assisi and …read more
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, sponsored by Canada's bishops, announced Thursday that it will joinCaritas Internationalisin a special focus on world hunger. …read more
Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Pope’s new Secretary of State, says that it’s very easy to work with the Holy Father because of his simplicity and because he “tries to help and not complicate …read more
A new independent Kenyan-based television education channel has the potential to bring the teachings of the Catholic Church and a high standard of education to millions of young people in …read more