Here is the translation of the Holy Father's meditation during the Profession of Faith of the Italian Bishops Conference who are gathered for their 65th General Assembly. * * * Dear Brothers in the Episcopate, The readings we have heard make us think. They have made me think a great deal. I have made somethin...read more
Pope Francis says we are all called to nourish hope in the hearts of refugees and migrants who are forced to leave their homelands in pursuit of a normal life. The Pope said this today when he addressed the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers. The theme of the assembly was “T...
On Monday the U.S. Department of State published its annual review on religious liberty, covering the year 2012. Suzan J. Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, at the report's presentation to the media urged governments to condemn religious intolerance and to take action against those who...
Here is a translation of the Pope's address to participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Travelers. He reflected on the topic “The Pastoral Concern of the Church in the Context of Forced Migrations.” * * * Lord Cardinals, Venerable Brothers in the ...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
Here is this week's column by Archbishop Charles Chaput for the CatholicPhilly. * * * “IRS officials have, of course, confessed that they inappropriately targeted conservative groups — …read more
From the Cross to the Trinity The entire Most Holy Trinity is involved in Love and by Love with the Cross of Christ. Many antique pictures represent the Father’s arms holding the Crucifix. …read more
Francis today met with leaders from Bulgaria and Macedonia, in Rome for an annual visit to mark the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius. Vatican Radio reported that the delegation from Bulgaria …read more
Francis has askedCardinal Agostino Vallini to continue as the vicar general for the Diocese of Rome. This was confirmed in a Latin-language letter dated May 18 and published by the Vatican on …read more
The Holy See announced that Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, will travel to Lebanon and Jordan this weekend. Cardinal Sandri will attend the …read more
I have received numerous calls and messages throughout the day yesterday and again today regarding Pope Francis’ daily homily in the Chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae on Wednesday May 22, 2013. …read more
The United States should publicly discuss and scrutinize its policy of targeted killings by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, in order to formulate “a more comprehensive, moral and …read more
An Italian publisher dedicated to the missions has published a booklet to aid in prayer for the Church in China, as May 24 is the World Day of Prayer for the Church there. Since China …read more