Below is a translation of the Pope's address at this morning's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good Morning, From the beginning, the Lord filled the Church with the gifts of His Spirit, thus rendering her always alive and fruitful. Distinguished among these gifts are som...read more
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, has said the questionnaire sent by the Vatican to dioceses around the world asking for their views on the family life and the Church was mostly greeted with "enthusiasm". Opening a conference in Rome Wednesday on the theme "Women of Faith...
Pope Francis met privately Wednesday evening with refugee survivors of a shipwreck that took place off the Italian island of Lampedusa last October. Around 370 people, most of them Eritrean and Syrian asylum-seekers, drowned on Oct. 3, 2013 when their smugglers' boat capsized close to the Italian island which is ...
Pope Francis has urged faithful to use the Holy Spirit’s gifts, received as God’s children and which nourish and enrich the Church and promote unity. Speaking to thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square at this morning’s weekly General Audience, the Holy Father continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to t...
Quote for October 2nd
"Invoke your Guardian Angel, who will enlighten you and guide you. God has given him to you for your protection, therefore, you should use him accordingly."
- St. Pio of Pietrelcina
At his weekly general audience today, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for the extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family due to open on Sunday. Around 150 …read more
On Sunday, Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Mass at 10 a.m. Rome time to open the 3rd Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of bishops, dedicated this time to the theme of the family. Two …read more
Today's feast of St. Thérèse begins the month of missions for many local Churches. St. Thérèse(1873-1897) is with St. Francis Xavier, the patron of missions. World Missions Day will be …read more
The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, has called for international action to aid refugees in Africa. The papal diplomat told the UN …read more
As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is promoting “ …read more
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako has called on Muslims to condemn violent extremism that distorts religion, saying he is sure that not all Muslims approve of the actions of the …read more
An inexpensive, user-friendly resource is being released by Canada's bishops, designed to help families and pastors as they plan the funeral liturgies for their loved ones. In conjunction …read more
-- Exodus 23:20-23 Psalm 91:1-2,3-4ab,4c-6,10-11 Matthew 18:1-5,10 When we contemplate the beauty of God's creation and our place in it, we should not forget the beauty and role of the …read more