Secularism is a totally inadequate basis for British society in the twenty-first century, producing a society with foundations, a British bishop has said. In a lecture given at Kings College London on March 6th, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth said thatsecularism is "too flimsy" a basis for British culture. "...read more
Isaiah 55:10-11 Psalm 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 Matthew 6:7-15 Today's psalm is an invitation to join the psalmist in prayer, to glorify God and to trust in God. God, the psalmist tells us, hears the cry of the poor and of the just. He is close to them and saves them. Even before we seek the Lord, he is seeking...
"Korea, rise up in splendour! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you". With this quote of the prophet Isaiah (60:1), the bishops of South Korea have welcomed with great joy the announcement of the visit of Pope Francis in Korea. Pope Francis is to make an apostolic trip to the Republic of Ko...
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has said preparations for the 2016 All-Orthodox Council need to be speeded up. Speaking at a meeting of heads and representatives of local Orthodox Churches in the residence of the patriarch of Constantinople in Istanbul,Patriarch Kirill said a lot of work remains to be ...
Quote for March 11th
"It might reasonably be maintained that the true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. To be at last in such secure innocence that one can juggle with the universe and the stars, to be so good that one can treat everything as a joke - that may be, perhaps, the real end and final holiday of human souls."
- G.K. Chesterton
“Society will be disfigured by consumerism if it is not transfigured by adoration.” The words of Bishop Dominque Rey of Fréjus-Toulon in south eastern France, who is organizing a congress on …read more
With a small margin of 9 votes, the European Parliament today rejected the Zuber Report which pro-life critics say would have led to the promotion of ‘genderism’, and the support of abortion …read more
Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, the Archbishop of Seoul, South Korea, has released the following message thanking Pope Francis for deciding to visit his country this summer. Cardinal Yeom …read more
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 …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 …read more
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 …read more
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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