In anticipation of this July's World Youth Day in Rio, a book has been released to share the story of World Youth Day and to inspire more young people to attend. Last week,World Youth Day: Inspiring Generationswas released. The book aims to encourage people to experience World Youth Day, as well as dispel the m...read more
A trio of Bible-expert nuns are hoping to be awarded $100,000 and a $10,000 bonus when they compete in Thursday's finale of "The American Bible Challenge." The three nuns, Sisters Peter Joseph, Maria, and Evangeline, are Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. Their community was founded only in 1997 ...
The Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) published its first annual report, which examines the activities and statistics of 2012. AIF not only controls the activities of the Institute of Religious Works (IOR), erroneously called the “Vatican’s bank,” but also the “individuals, physical and juridical pe...
At the end of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis made an appeal to Catholics all over the world to prayer for our “brother and sisters” in China. The day of prayer will take place on the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, which is a day of particular devotion for Chinese Catholics and...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s weekly General Audience address in St. Peter’s Square where he continued the cycle of catechesis dedicated to the Year of Faith. * * * Dear …read more
Over two thousand people marched through the streets of in a candlelit procession praying for the release of two Syrian bishops who were abducted a month ago in Aleppo in Syria. On April 22, …read more
Here is a statement released by the Bishops and Representatives of the Churches in Jordan regarding the kidnapping of two Metropolitans in Aleppo, Syria. * * * Today, Tuesday May 21st, 2013 …read more
Here is the translation of the greeting given by Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, to Pope Francis during his visit to the Casa Dono di Maria in the …read more
Here is a translation of the address given by Pope Francis to those present at the Casa Dono di Maria, a shelter within the Vatican maintained by the Missionaries of Charity. * * * I address …read more
Yesterday afternoon, Pope Francis visited the ‘Casa Dono di Maria’ (Gift of Mary House), a soup kitchen located within the Vatican and maintained by the Missionaries of Charity. The purpose …read more
Here is a translation of the question-and-answer session with Francis held Saturday evening, the vigil of Pentecost, with ecclesial movements and communities. After the greeting of the …read more
This afternoon Pope Francis made a private visit to the Gift of Mary House of the Missionaries of Charity. Founded on May 28, 1988, by John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta, young women …read more