During an audience with the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, Pope Francis encouraged judges to provide “real access to the justice of the Church” in cases of marriage annulment. The Holy Father reflected on the current culture in regards to marriage, citing his predecessor, Blessed Paul VI. Modern man, he quoted, is...read more
Religious liberty provides for the free exercise of one’s faith in every aspect of life. This freedom is far more extensive than merely having the freedom to attend the worship service of choice. Truly living one’s faith means that family life, professional life, leisure activities, as well as spiritual practices ...
This year’s theme, for the 49th World Day of Social Communications, is: “Communicating the family: a privileged place of encounter with the gift of love.” It follows the process of the Synod dedicated to the Family, although it is not a Message on the Family but on the profound relation between the family and commu...
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints recognized the miracles, heroic virtues and martyrdom of several religious men, including the American founder of the Sisters of Mary and Brothers of Christ, Aloysius Schwartz. The decree, signed yesterday afternoon by Pope Francis, also recognized the heroic vi...
Quote for January 23rd
"On the question of relating to our fellowman - our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love."
- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
In his homily as Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis said that the Sacrament of Confession is not like going to the dry cleaners to remove a stain, but an encounter with God who never …read more
Divine Mercy Picture is one of the most famous pictures of Jesus in the world. This picture was revealed to Sister Faustina Kowalska, at the time when her confessor and spiritual director was …read more
Catholic bishops in Sri Lanka assessed the most recent visit of Pope Francis to their country with both gratitude and great confidence, as they continue welcoming the change in government. “ …read more
The following is the Vatican-provided text of the Holy Father's message for the 49th World Communications Day. * * * Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of …read more
University students in Homs were the target of a terror attack that left 15 people dead and at least 50 injured, according to a priest based in the city when the blast took place. The car …read more
Roman Rite - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B - January 25, 2015 Jon 3,1-5.10; Ps 25; 1 Cor 7.29 to 31; 1.14 to 20 Mk. Ambrosian Rite - Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Is …read more
The following is a translation of the Holy Father’s address to the judges, lawyers and officials of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota on the occasion of the solemn opening of the Judicial Year. …read more
The following is the third and final part of the Holy Father's press conference with journalists on his return flight from Manila on Monday.The translation was provided byCatholic News …read more