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 me. Your institute proposes to promote human dignit...read more
“Your institute proposes to promote human dignity on the basis of the fundamental truth about man, who is created in the image and likeness of God.” With these remarks, Pope Francis addressed delegates from the Dignitatis Humanae Institute (DHI) during a private audience on Saturday. Founded in 2008, the DHI – ...
On Sunday, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis left the Vatican and went to Piazza di Spagna for the traditional act of veneration of the Immaculate Conception. Arriving at Piazza di Spagna around 4:15 pm, the Holy Father carried out the Act of Veneration of the Immaculate...
“Two percent of the people think; three percent think they think; and ninety-five percent would rather die than think.” Those words of George Bernard Shaw were meant as dry humor. But sometimes they have the uncomfortable ring of truth. The public’s ongoing fascination with nearly everything Pope Francis says ...
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
Pope Francis met with President Denis Sassou N’Guesso of the Republic of Congo this morning at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Among the topics discussed were the positive contributions of the …read more
“Man’s greatness is measured on the basis of one who seeks and the insistence with which he continues to seek,” said the philosopher Martin Heidegger. Nelson Mandela can truly be described as …read more
Mary’s Immaculate Conception is a reminder that we too are called by God to live holy lives, free of sin. Pope Francis reminded the faithful of this calling during his address before the …read more
Pope Francis commemorated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception by continuing a tradition of venerating a statue of the Blessed Mother in Rome. The statue, located in the famed Piazza di …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address before and after the recitation of the Angelus this Sunday in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, hello, This second …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 …read more
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 …read more
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, …read more