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
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...
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 the outcomes from each type of school. “School Choice: A Balanced Approach,” (Praeger) was written by William H. Jeynes, a pr...
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 Middle Eastern Apostolic Churches in Australia and New Zealand returned from a visit to the Middle East where they spent time with...
Do not seek anything other than the Lord; but rather seek the Lord himself, and he will answer you.
~ St. Augustine
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
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 …read more
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