The Pope has made a surprise dinner visit, to the delight of Rome's Jesuits. Thursday evening, to mark the feast of St. Ignatius, the Holy Fathermade a surprise visit for dinner at the Jesuit General Curia in Rome, reported Vatican Radio. Last year, Pope Francis marked the feast of St. Ignatius by celebrating ...read more
“Please stop, I ask you with all my heart, it’s time to stop. Stop, please.” Inspired by these words of Pope Francis (June 27, 2014), the international pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need, united with His Beatitude Louis Rafael Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq, appeals to all persons of goo...
By Robert Clarke of Alliance Defending Freedom Written in 1948, George Owell’s “1984” looked to the future and warned against government control and the unquestioning obedience of its citizens. In the novel, “thoughtcrime” was the criminal act of having beliefs that opposed or questioned the prevailing orthodoxy...
The call to combat human trafficking was echoed again at the Vatican this week. Urging participants to step up the fight and support trafficking survivors, the Vatican held a video conference Tuesday recalling the first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, reported Vatican Radio on Wednesday. Am...
Quote for August 1st
"He who trusts himself is lost. He who trusts God can do all things."
St. Alphonsus Liguori
Ahead of this August bank holiday weekend in the Republic of Ireland, Bishop Liam MacDaid of Clogher called on all road users -- motorists, cyclists and pedestrians -- to take special care of …read more
-- Isaiah 55:1-3 Psalm 145:8-9,15-16,17-18 Romans 8:35,37-39 Matthew 14:13-21 The first reading, from the book of the prophet Isaiah, is an invitation to seek the Lord. Four words stand out: …read more
Here is a statement by the leader of Canada's bishops,ArchbishopPaul-André Durocherof Gatineau, on the anniversary of Canada's entrance into World War I. * * * On August 4, 1914, Great …read more
By Monica Doumit A campaign has begun in Australia to raise funds for baby Gammy, a 6-month-old boy with Down’s Syndrome and congenital heart disease currently living in Thailand. He was born …read more
-- Jeremiah 26:11-16,24 Psalm 69:15-16,30-31,33-34 Matthew 14:1-12 When Jeremiah gave his temple sermon, he said that if the people of Judah continue to disobey the Lord, not living according …read more
Three chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gave their strong support for the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014, which was introduced on July 30 by Rep. Mike …read more
The Christian Sudanese woman who faced a death sentence for not renouncing her faith is finally safe in the United States. Meriam Ibrahim arrived in the U.S. on Thursday with her family, …read more
The Church leaders of Albania say they are ecstatic the Pope will visit September 21. “Very grateful and happy” were the words the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Albanian capital of Tirana, …read more