Even if we face trials, if we follow the way of Jesus, we will find happiness. With this message, Pope Francis addressed the faithful gathered in a sunny St. Peter's Square on the Second Sunday of Lent. The Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel, which recounts the event of the Transfiguration, when Jesus gives ...read more
Decrying the violence, kidnapping, and harassment in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis has launched an appeal for all human lives to be respected. Following the Angelus prayer,the Holy Father said, “I urge everyone to reject violence and respect the dignity of every person and the sanctity of human life.” “I encour...
Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus. Then Peter said to ...
On May 7 there will be a general election in the United Kingdom. On Wednesday the bishops of England and Wales released a letter to all Catholics setting out a number of principles they should consider when choosing how to vote. “As Catholics, we are called to work for a world shaped by the Gospel of Jesus Christ...
Quote for February 27th
'Consider every day that you are then for the first time beginning; and always act with the same fervor as on the first day you began.'
- St. Anthony of Padua
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The theme of Father Raniero Cantalamessa’s first Lenten homily is Evangelii Gaudium, in which the Papal Household Preacher points out first of allthe thread that unites several post-Council …read more
Pope Francis concluded his Lenten Spiritual Exercises this morning, along with members of the Roman Curia. At the conclusion of the retreat, the Holy Father expressed his gratefulness for the …read more
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