Before reciting the Angelus prayer at noon today, Pope Francis explained the meaning of today's Gospel reading and the parable of the wheat and the tares. The parable, he said, is a teaching of Jesus which addresses “the problem of evil in the world and highlights the patience of God.” The Pope explained how th...read more
The last Christian has now been expelled from Mosul. The light of religious freedom, along with the entire Christian presence, has been extinguished in the Bible’s “great city of Nineveh” — the centre of Christianity in Iraq for two millennia. This follows the uncompromising ultimatum by the jihadists of Isis to co...
The United States should seek an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, provide humanitarian relief to the vulnerable people of Gaza, and return to the challenge of pursuing a just and lasting peace, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. Bishop Richard Pates o...
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has asked the U.S. bishops to join with him in prayer and action for peace in world trouble spots, including the Middle East, Ukraine, Africa and Central America. He also urged the bishops to express solidarity...
Quote for July 22nd
"The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man."
- G.K. Chesterton
The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees responded with concern to President Obama’s July 21 executive order to prohibit federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “ …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q:Is it correct in any way to pray for someone over the …read more
With a call to all people of good will to cherish life, Pope Francis is marking the upcoming Day for Life in the UK and Ireland. The day, whose theme is "#livelife Protect and Cherish Life …read more
Jihadist militants have taken over one of the Iraq’s best-known Christian landmarks and expelled its resident monks, a cleric and residents said Monday. Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) …read more
Pope Francis’ words on the conflict in Gaza are having an impact in the Holy Land and on a “truly tragic” situation, the apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine has said. In an …read more
The Pope's words of encouragement to ecclesial communities to keep joy alive and to not be afraid have inspired a Vatican dicastery to spearhead a world congress in Rome this fall. The …read more
Pope Francis has appointed new consultors to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Today, the Vatican announced that those named includedJohn Crossins, O.S.F.S.,the executive …read more
Seventy individual prizes, among which are two Gold Balls and a FIFA World Player, a jumble of trophies won with the jerseys of Sporting Lisbona, Manchester United and Real Madrid. And even a …read more