For the second year in a row, Pope Francis has celebrated the Mass of the Lord's Supper, which begins the Easter Triduum, with the marginalized. This year the Mass took place at St. Mary of Providence of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Rome,a center for the elderly and disabled. Last year, he celebrated Mass on Ho...read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's homily last night during the Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica. * * * The Gospel of the resurrection of Jesus Christ begins with the journey of the women to the tomb at dawn on the day after the Sabbath. They go to the tomb to honour the body of the Lord, but the...
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's Urbi et Orbi Message given in St. Peter's Square today. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter! The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: "Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He...
Here is the Easter message from thePatriarch of Antioch of the Syriac Catholic Church,Ignatius Youssef III YOUNAN. * * * To our brothers, Archbishops and Bishops, Fathers of our Holy Synod of Antioch, To the Priests, Deacons, religious and consecrated men and women, To all the faithful people in Lebanon,...
Quote for April 18th
“It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”
― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child
The mayor of Rome said Thursday that they were “ready, very ready” to welcome the 800,000 pilgrims expected to descend on the city on 27 April for the Canonizations of Blessed John Paul II …read more
Here is the Good Friday homily delivered today in St. Peter's Basilica by Capuchin FatherRaniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household. * * * “Judas was Standing with Them” (Jn …read more
Pope Francis had lunch with ten Roman priests on Holy Thursday, the day when the Church celebrates the institution of the Eucharist and the ministerial priesthood. Shortly before the lunch, …read more
Conversion and confession, justice and pastoralness, liberty and truth - all concepts of ecclesial doctrine that risk remaining abstract if not applied to the concrete reality of people, to …read more
He is a “priest of the street,” emulating qualities praised by Pope Francis, never bent over his desk but always over the sufferings of his neighbor and of the diocese. The Pontiff himself …read more
Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, will use his Easter homily to strongly uphold the sanctity of human life against proposals to legalise assisted suicide. The bishop will warn the …read more