While Calling for Prayers for Synod During Angelus Address, Also Reminds Faithful of Children Knocking on Doors Begging for Help Worldwide
Pope Francis says parents participate in God's creative power. The Holy Father expressed this during hisAngelus address today at noon in St. Peter's Square, while speaking on matrimony.Shortly before the Angelus address, Francis had presided overthe Mass for the opening of theGeneral Assembly of the Synod o...
"The Synod Fathers, coming from every part of the world and gathered around the Successor of Peter, for three weeks, will reflect on the vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in society, for careful spiritual and pastoral discernment."
Below is a ZENIT-translation of Pope Francis' Angelus Address today at noon in St. Peter's Square, following his having presided over Mass for the Opening of theGeneral Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica: *** Before the Angelus Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! ...
At Opening Mass of Ordinary Synod's General Assembly, Pope Reaffirms Church's Role to Defend Values, Marriage, Life
'This is God’s dream for His beloved Creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self.' These were the words of Pope Francis today during his homily at the opening Massfor theOrdinary General Assembly of the Sy...
'This is God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self.'
At 10 am today, the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Pope Francis presided at theMass in St. Peter's Basilica for the opening of theOrdinary General Assembly of the Synodof Bishops on the theme: 'The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world.'Below is the Vatican-provided transl...
Quote for October 4th
“Don’t you long to shout to those youths who are bustling around you: Fools! Leave those worldly things that shackle the heart – and very often degrade it – leave all that and come with us in search of Love!”
-St. Josemaria Escriva
The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, "Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?" They were testing him. He said to them in reply, "What did Moses command you?" They replied, "Moses …read more
'Let us set out once more from Nazareth for a Synod which, more than speaking about the family, can learn from the family, readily acknowledging its dignity, its strength and its value, despite all its problems and difficulties.'
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of the address Pope Francis gave at thePrayer Vigil for the GeneralAssembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Oct. 4-25,in St. Peter's Square …read more
On Friday, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod Bishops, spoke on the upcoming three week meeting on the family. On Saturday, a Prayer Vigil will be held with Pope …read more
Celebrates Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
God has given each one of us a guardian angel that we are called to respect and listen. This was the theme of Pope Francis’ homily today at Casa Santa Marta. The Pope, who celebrated the …read more
Says Meeting Should Not Be Considered a Form of Support in ‘All Complex Aspects’ of Her Position
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, issued a final clarification on Pope Francis’ brief meeting with Kim Davis, downplaying its characterization in the …read more
Says Attempt at Removal of President Assad Will Only Worsen Situation
Syrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo said he was “disturbed” of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s involvement in the Syrian conflict. The prelate’s statement was in reaction to a …read more
Neocatechumenal Way Members Convene in Philadelphia Following World Meeting of Families
On Monday, some 40,000 members of the Neocatechumenal Way from around the world participated in a vocational encounter in which thousands of young men, women, and families offered to be sent …read more
Palestinian President Expresses Solidarity with Church Following Attack
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his solidarity to the Maronite Church following an arson attack on monastery in Bethlehem. On September 30th, the Maronite Monastery of Mar …read more