Before reciting the Angelus prayer at noon today, Pope Francis explained the meaning of today's Gospel reading and the parable of the wheat and the tares. The parable, he said, is a teaching of Jesus which addresses “the problem of evil in the world and highlights the patience of God.” The Pope explained how th...read more
With a call to all people of good will to cherish life, Pope Francis is marking the upcoming Day for Life in the UK and Ireland. The day, whose theme is "#livelife Protect and Cherish Life from its beginning to its natural end," will fall on July 27.The Holy Father, Vatican Radio reported, is using the occasion ...
Seventy individual prizes, among which are two Gold Balls and a FIFA World Player, a jumble of trophies won with the jerseys of Sporting Lisbona, Manchester United and Real Madrid. And even a string of records that require a good measure of patience for one who wants to read them all, as well as two high honors con...
Pope Francis’ words on the conflict in Gaza are having an impact in the Holy Land and on a “truly tragic” situation, the apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine has said. In an interview with Vatican Radio, Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto said the Pope’s words have had “a major impact” and relayed on all the...
Quote for July 22nd
"The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man."
- G.K. Chesterton
Jihadist militants have taken over one of the Iraq’s best-known Christian landmarks and expelled its resident monks, a cleric and residents said Monday. Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) …read more
The UK head of a Catholic charity for persecuted Christians is calling on people to take part in a demonstration outside London’s Houses of Parliament after Iraqis fled their homes following …read more
The mayor of New York has expressed his desire for the Pope to visit New York on his much-awaited and probable 2015 visit to the U.S. Mayor Bill de Blasio met at the Vatican with Secretary of …read more
Song of Songs 3:1-4b Psalm 63:2,3-4,5-6,8-9 John 20:1-2,11-18 When Mary Magdalene encountered Jesus in Galilee, he released her from the bondage of seven demons (Luke 8:2). She was a woman …read more
I am very glad I was asked to use the word “complex” to talk about our theme this afternoon. Under the influence of our own moral and spiritual blindness it is very easy to be one-sided and …read more
Below is the final statement of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Seminar on the Global Common Good. *** Seminar on the Global Common Good: The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace …read more
The Vatican has released the program of Pope Francis' visit to the Italian city of Caserta this Saturday. The Pope, who will be visiting over two days 26 and 28 July, split up into private …read more
Cardinal Sandri has said that although the Christians in Mosul in Iraq and Aleppo in Syria are the most afflicted, the entire area is in a state of insecurity. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, …read more