Reflects on Jesus' Prayer to Be 'One' During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
"Jesus prays so that we may be one. And the Church has so much need of this prayer of unity." These were the words said by Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on Jesus' prayer for unity among his followers in St. John's Gospel....read more
British Ambassador to Holy See Reflects on “The New Climate Economy. How Economic Growth and Sustainability Can Go Hand in Hand” Conference in Rome
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Church, government, business: a climate change alliance.' Published on May 21st, it is from Ambassador Baker's blog available on the British Embassy to the Holy See Website: *** This week I attended an important conference at t...
Tragic Natural Disaster in Salgar Municipality Leaves 78 People Dead
Pope Francis expressed his grief and promised his prayers for the victims and their families of the landslide that struck the municipality of Salgar in Colombia, and left 78 people dead. The Holy Father sent his condolences in a letter sent to the diocese of Jericho and signed by the Vatican Secretariat of State. ...
June 3-5, Discussion on the Theme of Light, from the Perspective of Science, Philosophy, Theology, Art and Even Magic
This report was contributed by Alessandro de Vecchi. The wide and complex theme of light, from an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing together science, philosophy, theology and even magic. This is the ambitious goal of Fiat Lux – Let there be Light, an international Conference that will take place June 3-4 i...
Quote for May 21st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
Praises Officers Duty and Discipline at the Risk of Sacrificing Their Lives
"In defending the weak and the law, you will find the truest sense of your service and you will be an example for the country, which needs people to serve with impartiality, generosity and …read more
This report is contributed by Daniele Trenca, Editorial Officer for the World Family of Radio Maria. May 13, 2015, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, was chosen to begin the transmissions of …read more
"The community is indebted to you for the possibility to lead an ordered life, free from the oppression of the violent and the corrupt."
At the Paul VI Audience Hall today, Pope Francis received the families of Italian State Police officers killed or wounded in the line of duty. Here is a translation of the Holy Father's …read more
Vatican-Sponsored Conference To Take Place This Weekend
For three days, women from various cultural and social contexts across five continents will offer the most complete vision possible on contemporary questions that affect women worldwide. They …read more
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley, reprinted from the Southern Nebraska Register: -- “I am He whom Thou seekest!” The great English poet, Francis Thompson, wrote that famous …read more
The Spirit creates unity in diversity
Here is a message from the Canadian bishops'Standing Committee for Relations with Movements and Associations for Pentecost, celebrated this Sunday. * * * Dear Members of Movements and …read more
Maiduguri Diocese facing displacement of more than half its priests; destruction of 350 churches
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * More than 5,000 Catholics in a single diocese in northeastern Nigeria have been killed; at least 100,000 have …read more
Catholic social teaching aims is to help assist reason and to contribute, here and now, to the acknowledgment and attainment of what is just
Here are the speakingnotes of Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry at a public meeting this week on Friday's marriage referendum: Although a citizen of Ireland I am not resident in the Republic and …read more