The president of the Vatican's council for interreligious dialogue says that politics can be a path to holiness, but that one has to enter public service without seeking anything in return. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran made that reflection in his prologue to the new French edition of a book about Robert Schuman, co...read more
Here is the statement by Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, apostolic nuncio and permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, at the UN High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on theGlobal Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The meeting was May 13-14. * * * Mr. President, Today’s mee...
Here is a translation provided by Vatican Information Service of excerpts from Francis' question-and-answer session with members of movements, communities and ecclesial associations. The q-and-a session was held Saturday in St. Peter’s Square, in the context of the Pentecost gathering of the Pope with ecclesial mov...
Kiko Argüello, Carmen Hernández and Fr. Mario Pezzi, the initiators of the Neocatechumenal Way, were present during the Holy Father’s morning mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae on Saturday morning. The Neocatechumenal Way, an itinerary of Christian formation, were among the communities, movements and lay associations ...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
On Saturday morning, the Holy Father met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. According to a communique released by the Holy See, Pope Francis and Chancellor …read more
When I was in high school, I went to the symphony for the first time. I was impressed by the sound, the acoustics ofAvery Fisher Hallat Lincoln Center.But Ididn’t get the conductor. He didn’t …read more
Before concluding the Mass celebrating the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Francis thanked the thousands of pilgrims gathered from various movements, ecclesial communities and associations who …read more
Over 200,000 people from all over the world gathered in Rome to celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost with Pope Francis on Sunday. The Mass was the concluding event of the two day pilgrimage …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Regina Caeli at the conclusion of the Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, …read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' homily at Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost which was celebrated this morning at St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we …read more
Here is an interview of Ronan Mullen by Elisabetta Pittino, regarding the One of Us campaign, and the current legal battle over abortion in Ireland. * * * Senator Ronan Mullen is from …read more
In the Spring of 2014, the Pontifical North American College (PNAC) will continue its newly restructured ongoing formation program for priests, this time focusing on the following themes: …read more