A priest who stepped aside from ministry in 2010 after being accused of indecent assault of a 14-year-old girl is set to return to his priestly ministry this Saturday, after being completely exonerated in both civil and Church trials. Father Eugene Boland, parish priest of Cappagh (Killyclogher), Diocese of Derry...read more
A man who knows how to listen and to make himself heard but, above all, a man who has the unity of the Church at heart. This is one of the most recurrent impressions of Pope Francis among the “bishop friends of the Focolare,” who gathered in Rome recently. After two days (February 25-26) of internal meetings and ...
The Spanish city of Avila is preparing to celebrate the fifth centenary of the birth of the first woman doctor of the Church, Saint Teresa of Jesus, or Teresa of Avila. The commission organizing the commemoration, the Foundation promoted by the Order of Discalced Carmelites and the Diocese of Avila are preparing ac...
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Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
In order to facilitate the experience of conversion and the grace of reconciliation during the Lenten season, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, archbishop primate of Mexico City, has …read more
Twelve nuns kidnapped by jihadists inSyrialast December were set free Sunday. Patriarch Gregorios III, head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, broke the news to a team from Aid to the …read more
Pope Francis has urged careful supervision of assets and spending by religious institutes, calling on them to not tolerate waste and be attentive to good use of resources. In an address toan …read more
Pope Francis appointed on Saturday eight cardinals and seven expert laypersons to the new Council of the Economy – a quasi-Ministry of Finance for the Vatican that Pope Francis established …read more
"Jesus Christ is the center of our faith, which by its nature is an encounter with Him and then with the living God. The fact that in our time, his figure is increasingly rejected and …read more
Pope Francis has underlined the importance of the laity, saying it is important that parishes and lay ecclesial bodies are not opposed to each other. The Holy Father issued the message to the …read more
Pope Francis is to visit South Korea in August, the Vatican announced today. "Welcoming the invitation from the President of the Republic and the Korean bishops, His Holiness Francis will …read more
After reciting the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis and Curial officials left the Vatican by coach for a week-long Lenten retreat in the hillside town of Ariccia. Breaking from a …read more