On Dec. 7, as the Focolare Movement marked its 30th anniversary, the president announced the decision to request the opening of a cause of beatification for the founder. Maria Voce, the president of the lay movement that seeks to promote unity, explained the petition to recognize the holiness of Chiara Lubich (19...read more
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated around the world, January 18-25, 2014. Printed resources in English and French for the 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity can still be ordered (in PDF) from the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC). These resources may be freely downloaded online. The CCC...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration designated February 8 as an annual day of prayer for survivors and victims of human trafficking. February 8 is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. Once Josephine was ...
The U.S. Senate should support local cable channels and the programming they carry by supporting a bill that preserves them, said the chairman of the Committee on Communications of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City urged support for the Community Access Prese...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
Here is a translation of the address Francis gave today when he received the accreditation of the ambassadors to the Holy See from Algeria, Iceland, Denmark, Lesotho, Palestine, Sierra Leone, …read more
By Michael Pakaluk The Pope’s recent Apostolic Exhortation has drawn lots of criticism for its language in two or three paragraphs dealing with the economy. These criticisms should be taken …read more
Students all over the country are digging in to study for their final exams. Pope Francis, in his Wednesday audience, spoke of the only final that will ultimately matter, the final judgment. …read more
The Advent calendar on the homepage of the Irish Catholic bishops’ Web sitehas proven popular in dioceses and parishes around the country with over 5,000 hits in the first 12 days of the …read more
Pope Francis’ message for the 47th World Day of Peace cited fraternity as a means to combat indifference and suffering in the world. During a press conference at the Holy See Press Office …read more
In an interview with Vatican Radio today, the director of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority, René Brülhart, shed light on reforms being made to the Holy See’s financial …read more
Pope Francis has told new diplomatic representatives that human trafficking is “a crime against humanity” that affects society’s most vulnerable. The Holy Father made the comments today in an …read more
The Catholic Archbishop of Delhi and other Christian leaders were arrested by police in India’s capital city Dec. 11 in what the Cardinal archbishop of Mumbai has called a "disgraceful and …read more