Here is the English-language summary of Pope Francis' General Audience of today: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters: My recent apostolic journey to Korea enabled me to visit a young and dynamic Church filled with missionary zeal, a point of encounter between ancient Asian cultures and the Gospel of Jesus Christ....read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I would like to ask a question regarding the use of the Book of the Gospels, or Evangeliary. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), No. 117, says: "On the altar i...
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said he was "very moved" and thanked Pope Francis for his spontaneous prayers for the "suffering people in Iraq" and for his personal envoy. The prayer was expressed at the end of the prayer of the faithful during the Mas...
In an hour-long,wide-ranging press conference on the plane back from South Korea, Pope Francis has said he favours UN-backed efforts to stop unjust aggression in Iraq, and plans on visiting the U.S. and U.N. headquarters in New York in 2015. He also discussed Chinese relations, the Invocation for Peace for the H...
Quote for August 20th
"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."
-St. John Paul II
Here below we publish a Vatican-approved English translation of Pope Francis' hour-long airborne press conference, given Monday on the flight back from South Korea. *** Q. During the visit to …read more
Three relatives of Pope Francis have been killed, and one remains in critical condition, after a car accident in Argentina. Police confirmed the accident, which took place in the country's …read more
The archbishop of the capital of the Central African Republic has decried the ongoing massacre in the nation and has urged politicians to "stop the suffering of the people as soon as …read more
Pope Francis recently sent a special envoy of his, Cardinal Filoni, to Iraq. Providentially, and quite independently of recent headlines, he has someone slated to go to St. Louis as well. St. …read more
-- Ezekiel 34:1-11 Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Matthew 20:1-16 After reading in Ezekiel about God's judgment of Israel and the nations, we now begin Ezekiel's promise of salvation. This promise …read more
The Bishop of the Forces, Mons. Richard Moth, has called on military chaplains to “offer Mass for those persecuted for their faith" on Sunday 31 August. In Bishop Moth’s pastoral letter, …read more
Italian politician Luca Volontè wants to see more emphasis placed on promoting the common good and the dignity of the human person rather than the latest GDP figures. Speaking to ZENIT on the …read more
The Pope's Personal Envoy to Iraq, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, is scheduled to arrive in Baghdad on Tuesday. There, he's planning on delivering a message from the Pope to Iraq's newly elected …read more