In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to follow Christ's invitation to conversion. The Holy Father began by reflecting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah in which he calls "the princes of Sodom" and the "people of Gomorrah" to turn from their evil ways. "W...read more
Here is the second Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * 1. Bringing together what unites us The recent visit of Pope Francis to Turkey, which concluded with his meeting with the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, and in particular ...
We should have no obsessive insistence on our differences but rather bring together what we have in common and what unites us in one faith. This is the ecumenical theme that runs through this Friday’s Lenten meditations of Father Raniero Cantalamessa. The Preacher of the Papal Household said he was convinced he sho...
Pope Francis met with thousands of members of the Neocatechumenal Way, including 200 missio ad gentes families who were sent to preach in secularized areas around the world. As the Holy Father entered the Paul VI Audience, he was greeted enthusiastically by those present. In his address, the Pope thanked them for...
Quote for March 6th
"Kindness has converted more people than zeal, science, or eloquence."
- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
This morning, the Pope met with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, who was accompanied by his wife, Mehriban, in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. The talks between the Pope …read more
Upon having learned with sadness of the death of Cardinal Edward M. Egan, archbishop emeritus of New York, Pope Francis has offered heartfelt condolences to the faithful of the Archdiocese of …read more
Nicaraguan farmers and Syrian refugees have won the Caritas-Voices of Faith-prize for women. During a press conference yesterday at the Hotel Columbus in Vatican City, Caritas Internationalis …read more
“Three policemen tried to drag me away. But I resisted. Then half a dozen of them lifted me up—with one even choking me by the neck—and put me in the police bus.” His priestly garb gave …read more
According to a report from the Fides news agency the anti-Assad forces in Syria have refused to agree to humanitarian truce in Aleppo proposed by the UN envoy Staffan de Mistura. Bishop …read more
A prayer vigil with Eucharistic adoration for the persecuted Christians around the world, especially for Christians in Syria and Iraq, was held in various Chinese Catholic communities on the …read more
It's difficult to describe the emotions expressed in Kiko Argüello's eyes. For him, the words addressed today by Pope Francis to the Neocatechumenal Way were a strong encouragement for this …read more
Behind them: a cloudy sky, a Church with a golden cross shining on top. To their left, a symbol of the ancient civilization they descended from and to their right, the tattered ruins of their …read more