Washington Archbishop Says We Live in 'Age of Challenge'
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, is calling on Catholics to live their Christian identity in public as well as in their own spiritual lives. The cardinal on Sunday issueda pastoral letter,Being Catholic Today:Catholic Identity in an Age of Challenge(en Español).The cardinal notes that a key ...
Prelate says this is first time authorities have been able to save the people and their homes
This report is contributed byJohn Newton andMarta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * The Christian quarter of Lahore was attacked by a mob after a mentally handicapped man was accused of desecrating theQur’an. Young Christian man Humayun Faisal Masih was accused of blasphemy after burning so...
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An article in Monday’s edition presented a quote of Pope Francis that misrepresented what he said. The article, regarding a video message the Holy Father sent to an ecumenical event in Arizona, has been corrected. ZENIT regrets the error.
Fourteen Dead and Hundreds Wounded as Rescue Efforts Continue in Acuña City
Pope Francis offered his prayers for those who died in Mexico following a tornado that struck Acuña City on Monday. In a message to Bishop Alonso Garza Treviño of Piedras Negras, the Holy Father encouraged "civil and ecclesial institutions, as well as people of good will to provide help to those who have lost th...
Quote for May 27th
"He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps."
-- Pope Gregory the Great in a letter to St. Augustine of Canterbury
Here is a ZENITtranslation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday general audience held today in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Continuing these …read more
Sacraments of Initiation Administered During Course of Celebrations
Many Chinese Catholic communities celebrated the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China last Sunday, reported Fides.Pope Benedict XVI instituted thisday of prayer in 2007. TheMay 24 …read more
Cardinal Collins: Decision Another Sign of Culture of Death
"March like someone’s life depended on it" was the cry that went out from Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) National Office in Toronto, led by president Jim Hughes. For the 18th year in a row, …read more
Cardinal Pietro Parolin Says Church Must Strengthen Commitment to 'Evangelize Our Culture'
The Pope's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, commented on the recent same-sex 'marriage' referendum in Ireland, calling it a "defeat for humanity." On Friday, Ireland became the …read more
During General Audience, Highlights Importance of Preparation for Strong Marriages
Pope Francis has reaffirmed the value of the period of engagement for a meaningful marriage.During this morning’s weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Pontiff continued his …read more
Holy See representative calls on wealthy nations to take responsibility for creation
Here is the address given by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Silvano Tomasi at theClimate and Health68th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The text was provided Mondayby …read more
Seminar Will Consider the Family Both as Protagonist of Evangelization and in Need of Being Evangelized
The Council of theBishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) and The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) will be having a Seminar on the theme The joy of the Family …read more
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The Vatican announced today that the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops completed two days of meetings in preparation for this October’s synod on the family. The Vatican press office …read more