Sends Video Message to Theology Congress in Home Diocese of Buenos Aires
Pope Francis says fidelity to doctrineand pastoral ministrycannot be set against each other. The Holy Father reaffirmed this ina video message broadcast Thursday to participants in the Second International Congress of Theology, on the theme “Vatican II: memory, present and prospects,”held in Buenos Aire...
Heads Into Central Rome, Surprising Locals, Tourists for New Lenses 'Only'
In the latest of his unexpected outings, Pope Francis has ventured into Rome's center to get new eyeglass lenses rather than waiting for the optician to come to him. According to Vatican Radio,Pope Francis surprised both locals and tourists yesterdaywhen he visited an optician to get his lenses replaced for hi...
Francis Expected to Arrive in Nairobi on Nov. 25
"On behalf of the Bishops, I am happy to announce that the Holy Father has accepted our invitation and will visit Kenya in November." This is the announcement made by Bishop Philip Anyolo of Homa Bay, president of the Kenyan episcopal conference, reported by the Fides news agency. The letter, a copy of which ...
During Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Says Person Who Gossips Is Comparable to Terrorist Throwing Bombs
Pope Francis has warned against gossiping, calling thefaithful to realize the impact of their words and attitudes and what it does tothe Church. According to Vatican Radio, during his daily morning Mass atCasa Santa Marta, the Pope said:“We’d do well to ask ourselves: Do I sow peace? For example, when ...
Quote for September 3rd
"Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit."
- Saint Lucy
Roman Rite Is 35, 4-7a; Ps 146 Jas 2, 1-5; Mk 7, 31-37 Ambrosian Rite Is 29.13 to 21; Ps 84; Heb 12.18 to 25; Jn 3.25 to 36? Second Sunday after the Martyrdom of St. John the Precursor. 1) …read more
5 Federal Judges Issue Opinion on Little Sisters of the Poor Decision
In an almost unprecedented move, five federal judgesissued an opinionsharply criticizing their court’s refusal to correctits recent decisionthat would forcethe Little Sisters of the Poorto …read more
About 4.000 young consecrated men and women from all parts of the world (including Iran, the Philippines, Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe) are expected to converge in Rome from the15th till the 19th …read more
"In asking Catholics and others to oppose this Bill, I am asking them to state with confidence and joy that the future of humanity does not lie in a culture of death and the deliberate destruction of another, but in a culture of life and care for one another in which medicine and science are at the service of human dignity, not threats to our very existence"
Here is a statementfromArchbishop Eamon Martinof Armagh, Primate of All Ireland, regarding the bill to be debated next week on "assisted dying." * * * As Catholics across the island of …read more
Former Secretary for Vatican's Communications Council, New Jersey Bishop Among Those Remembered
The following prelates died in recent weeks: - Bishop Simon-Pierre Saint-Hillien, C.S.C., of Hinche, Haiti, on 22 July at the age of 64. - Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, major penitentiary …read more
Pope Francis saysthat priestly life requires three key ingredients: contemplation, service, and fraternity.Speaking toparticipants in the general chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers, the Holy …read more
'Dialogue with God in prayer also leads us to listen to His voice in the persons and situations around us.'
Below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis'address to the participants in the 5th General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers, on the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Institute: * * …read more
"Licensing doctors to supply lethal drugs to terminally ill patients to help them commit suicide rests upon the premise that some lives are worth less than others. It is therefore contrary to human dignity"
Ahead of a debate on assisted suicide in the House of Commons next week, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, is urging the faithful to contact their representatives.Rob …read more