Here is the third Advent homily given by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. He delivered the homily today. The first and second Advent homilies can be viewed here: en/articles/father-cantalamessa-s-1st-advent-homily en/articles/fr-cantalamessa-s-2nd-advent-homily * ...read more
The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue believes the Pope's actions promoting interreligious dialogue in Turkey were both simple and clear. In an interview with ZENIT earlier this month following the Pope’s visit to Turkey, Cardinal Jean-LouisTauranshed light on interreligious dialog...
Pope Francis is lamenting that characteristics such as power-hungry and egotistic at times are appropriate for describng people of the Church. According to Vatican Radio, duringhis daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta,the Pope reminded the faithful that the Church is insteada loving, tender mother "Many ti...
The annual Christmas tree lighting in St. Peter’s Square will take place tonight. The event will begin at4:30 p.m., and the tree lightingcoincideswith the unveiling and illumination of the Nativity Scene. More than an hour before, excited faithful and families gathered in the Square. One could hear the sing...
Do not seek anything other than the Lord; but rather seek the Lord himself, and he will answer you.
~ St. Augustine
This morning the Pope received in audience delegations from Verona and Catanzaro, representing those who gave the gift of the Nativity scene and the Christmas tree in Saint Peter’s Square …read more
Today Pope Francis received in audience directors and athletes of the Italian National Olympic Committee (I.N.O.C.), on the occasion of the centenary of its foundation. Here is a translation …read more
Here is a message from Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart from Aleppo. * * * Dear Friends, Christians all over the world are preparing the beautiful feast of Christmas with its humble and …read more
Roman Rite 4th Sunday of Advent - Year B - December 21, 2014 2 Sam 7,1-5.8-12.14.16; Ps 89; Rm 16.25 to 27; Luke 1,26-38 Ambrosian Rite 6th Sunday of Advent - Sunday or the Incarnation of the …read more
This report is provided by Sofia Martinez of Alliance Defending Freedom. * * * Recently, a new bill called the Rights of Girls, Boys, and Adolescents was approved by a majority in Mexico’s …read more
Words related to maintaining a strong spiritual life and persevering in sport are often the same. Pope Francis made this observation in the Vatican this morning when addressing executives and …read more
For the first time in many years, a Christmas Day Mass for Catholic travelers will be celebrated at Denver International Airport. The Mass will be held on Thursday, Dec. 25, at 2p.m. in the …read more
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