"It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible"
Pope Francis intends the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy to be an encounter with God the Father, "whose tenderness is almost tangible," a Father who "welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed." Thus, for the Jubilee Year, the Pope has expanded faculties to forgive abortion and also given priests...
During Mass at Santa Marta, Says Stop Chattering, Start Comforting
Christians are to comfort each other through good works and kind words and not with useless chatter. In his first public daily Mass at his residence since his summer break, Francis called on Catholics to realize our God lives and will come to find us, and therefore,to live accordingly, reported Vatican Radio. ...
"Pope Francis and the People" Airs Friday on ABC
Monday in Rome, Pope Francis taped his contribution for a television program that will be broadcast on the American ABC TV network on Friday evening. It was a series of three satellite television links with three different localities in the United States that the Pope will notbe visiting on his trip here later thi...
Francis Celebrates Liturgy of the Word in St. Peter's Basilica
Pope Francis marked the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, leadinga celebration this evening in St. Peter's Basilica. The eventfor the prayer day, which will nowbe held on September 1every year, included areading from the canticle of the Book of Daniel, where creation is called on to praise...
Quote for August 31st
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
-Saint Gerard Majella
1st Video, on "Care for God's Creation," Coincides With Today's World Day of Prayer
A video on “Care for God’s Creation” is the first of a seven-part series on Catholic Social Teaching, designed to be an introduction to this body of thought with notable Catholics reflecting …read more
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 …read more
"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 …read more
"... 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 …read more
"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 …read more
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