Pope Francis today assured that Christ is coming into our lives this Christmas and is asking for a response like Mary's, but warned that we might be too busy to pay attention. The Pope made this reflection today during his address before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. He ...read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Today, the fourth and last Sunday of Advent, the liturgy wants to prepare us for Christmas, which is "already at th...
Pope Francis' Christmas Schedule Wednesday, December 24, 2014 FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD Vatican Basilica, at 9:30 p.m. The Holy Father Francis will celebrate Midnight Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. The Mass will be preceded by the singing of the Kalenda. * * * Thursday, December 25, ...
Here is today's Gospel reading: The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at wha...
Do not seek anything other than the Lord; but rather seek the Lord himself, and he will answer you.
~ St. Augustine
The long-running debate over public vs. private schools, with the additional variants of charter schools and faith-based schools, is the topic of a recent book that took a detailed look at …read more
Early Sunday morning, Australian time, a delegation of Australian Bishops from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference as well as the Conference of Bishops and Representatives of the …read more
Europe is no longer Christian: Observatory on Christian intolerance In 2013, it reported 133 violent attacks against Christian sites of worship in Europe. To view the video click here …read more
A colorful pilgrimage from Nigeria brightens St. Peter's Square A group of pilgrims traveled to Rome with a specific mission. To view the video click here: …read more
From the bizarre to the original: Unique Nativity Scenes on display in Rome Some are made out of pasta. Others out of crystal. To see the video, click here: …read more
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 …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 …read more
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 …read more