The recent Sochi Olympics offered a clear picture of how drastically the cultural image of a family has changed. The television advertisements by Coca Cola and by Chevrolet pictured families with a varied number of parents in assorted combinations of genders. It is telling that these companies felt that highligh...read more
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, chairman of the bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, hailed efforts of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian co...
To commemorate the first anniversary of Pope Francis' election on March 13th, the director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., has given an interview with Vatican Radio in which he reflects on this year and his “great impulse to a journeying Church”. “The most important aspect of this first...
Day three of the retreat of the Roman Curia in Ariccia Man is like a pomegranate: inside he contains many tiny fleshy seeds, like the many elements of creation. God mixed them all together and breathed into them the breath of life. The preacher of the papal retreat, Msgr Angelo De Donatis, today offered this imag...
Quote for March 12th
"It is very hard to convince those whose lives are dominated by feeling that faith has nothing whatever to do with emotion. Nor does it have anything to do with "feeling good," because very often faith recommends something that is very difficult, such as taking up a cross."
- Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen
The 60 year-old Archbishop of Munich and Freisingwas elected today with a slim majority at the bishops’ Spring plenary assembly in Münster. Cardinal Marx replaces retired Archbishop Robert …read more
Robert Fastiggi, Ph.D. professor of systematic theology at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI, has shared the following response to Cardinal Walter Kasper’s Feb. 20th address to …read more
Several churches have been subjected to violent attacks in recent days in Venezuela, including one in which a tabernacle was destroyed and hosts thrown to the ground, the country’s bishops …read more
Jonah 3:1-10 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19 Luke 11:29-32 Repentance and mercy are two themes in today's Liturgy of the Word. The story of Jonah is well known: God commanded him to preach …read more
But, behind the impressive images, the men and women of theVatican Television Center (CTV)worked in overdrive. To view the video click here.read more
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After a successful event in November 2013,Card. Nichols will host the second workshop on human trafficking, from April 9-10, at the Vatican. This time, the focus is on prosecution. To view …read more
On Saturday, 8 March, the Vatican celebrated International Woman’s Day by giving voice to some of the “hidden” women of the world. An initiative of Voices of Faith, the event featured the …read more