Archbishop Georg Gänswein says Pope Benedict “follows his successor with great attention and sympathy.” The prefect of the Pontifical Household gave an interview to La Nacion's Elisabetta Piqué, which was published on March 21st. The German prelate, who serves as personal secretary to both Pontiffs, said that in ...read more
In a message sent to the Discalced Carmelites, Pope Francis said that St. Teresa of Avila serves as a model and guide "of total donation to God." The letter, which was addressed to Fr. Saverio Cannistra, Superior General of the Discalced Carmelites, was sent on the occasion of the fifth centenary of the Spanish m...
Pope Francis expressed his condolences to victims of massive flooding that has affected the Atacama region of northern Chile and landslides in Peru. An unusual cold front that hit the Andes caused the heaviest rainfall in 80 years. The death toll in Chile is at 14 and 20 are still unaccounted for. The message, ...
“The Christian world has lost an important spiritual leader, a courageous and wise pastor who faithfully served his community in extremely challenging times.” Pope Francis expressed this in a telegram of condolence upon hearing of the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the ...
Quote for March 30th
"Holy Week is a privileged time when we are called to draw near to Jesus: friendship with Him is shown in times of difficulty."
- Pope Francis (Twitter, March 30th, 2015)
The state of Colorado will not bring a murder charge against a woman accused of cutting a baby from her mother’s womb. In a statement, Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila urged people to press …read more
Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran bishops last Friday visited with young mothers and children who have fled violence in their home countries and are now incarcerated at Dilley Detention …read more
Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the archbishop of Mumbai, has again expressed his disdain for the rape of a nun in India this month, saying he was ashamed something like this could happen in his …read more
Dawn Eden writes about chastity as someone who’s struggled to achieve it. Her struggles were rooted in more than just original sin; she was sexually abused as a child, suffered from her …read more
According to Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia of Turin, the three events of the Exposition of the Holy Shroud, of the Bicentenary of Don Bosco and the Pope’s visit, are the sign of God’s assistance …read more
A bishop makes many friends over the years, and two of mine are Martha and Bill Beckman. Bill worked for a time as my director of catechesis and evangelization when I was Archbishop of …read more
Below is Pope Francis' telegram expressing his condolences for the death of His HolinessMar Dinkha IV, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East: *** To His Beatitude Mar Aprem Locum …read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' letter to Fr. Saverio Cannistra, Superior General of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, on the occasion of the fifth centenary celebration of St. …read more