During his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis issued a heartfelt appeal on behalf of the world’s child victims of war, and again appealed for peace in the Middle East and Ukraine. Recalling that tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, the Pope said: “Brothers and sisters, no more ...read more
Below is the telegram Pope Francis sent today expressing his condolences on the death of Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, archpriest emeritus of St. Peter's basilica. *** Your Excellency Msgr. Cesare Nosiglia Archbishop of Turin Via Della Torre 3 10149 Turin I learned the news of the death of Cardinal Fra...
Despite reports to the contrary, Pope Francis' 2015 visit to Philadelphia has not yet been confirmed. Responding to journalists' inquiries about the possible participation of the Pope in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi said the invitation re...
Cardinal Francesco Marchisano has died at the age of 85. The long-serving prelate passed away at around 10 a.m. Sunday in Urbe, northern Italy. His funeral will be this Wednesday at 8 a.m. in the Vatican basilica. It will be presided by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, and the Holy Fath...
Quote for July 28th
“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.”
― Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard
The organisers of the largest petition in European history which called for an end to European funding of research that destroys human embryos have taken their case to the General Court of …read more
The following is the text of a homily delivered July 26th by Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, during the diocese's annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. *** "St Luke tells how Mary went "as …read more
At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English …read more
GospelMT 13:44-52 Jesus said to his disciples: “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has …read more
Pope Francis says Christians who wish to inherit the kingdom of heaven must place God first in their lives and say no to corruption and violence. The Holy Father made these comments during …read more
Jeremiah 13:1-11 Deuteronomy 32:18-19,20,21 Matthew 13:31-35 God commanded the prophets not only to speak to his people and communicate his word to them, but also to undertake certain actions …read more
“Many Muslims are now shy to declare themselves Muslim. Several Muslim told me: ‘I am ashamed—I do not understand that Islam is like that.’ So I think it is the time for a true dialogue. I …read more
New Evangelization is a term most are familiar with, but perhaps many don’t have a clear idea of what it means for them personally. Scott Hahn, a prominent Biblical scholar and prolific …read more