"We too are given the gift of the 'language' of the Gospel and the 'fire' of the Holy Spirit, because while we proclaim the risen Jesus, alive and present in our midst, we warm the hearts of people bringing them closer to Him, way, truth and life."
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' address before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli this Pentecost Sunday in St. Peter's Square: *** Before the Regina Coeli: Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! The feast of Pentecost makes usrelive the beginnings of the Church. The book of Acts say...
In Pentecost Sunday Homily, Francis Says Spirit's Ability to Guide, Renew Can Conquer Corruption, Sin
The gift of the Holy Spirit renews the earth.Pope Francis made thisstatement during Mass for Pentecost Sunday this morning in St. Peter's Basilica: In his homily, the Holy Father remindedthe faithful that the Holy Spirit guides and renews andexhorted themto see how it can transform not only their own lives,...
"The gift of the Holy Spirit renews the Earth"
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' homily for Pentecost Sundayduring Mass this morning in St. Peter's Basilica: *** “As the Father has sent me, even so I send you... Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn 20:21-22). The gift of the Spirit on the evening of the Resurrection took place once again...
Director of international charity says there's urgent need for strategic response
This articleis provided by Sarkis Boghjalian, director of the US branch of Aid to the Church in Need. --- I would like to start with this quotation from Dabiq -- the online publication of ISIS addressing the Christian world—which says: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your wom...
Quote for May 21st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
British Ambassador to Holy See Reflects on “The New Climate Economy. How Economic Growth and Sustainability Can Go Hand in Hand” Conference in Rome
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Church, government, business: a climate change alliance.' Published on May 21st, it is from Ambassador …read more
Cardinal Kurt Koch says the Nostra Aetate declaration was a landmark in relations between the Catholic Church and other faiths. According to an interview with Vatican Radio, the President of …read more
During Mass at Santa Marta, Says Jesus' Gaze Enables Us to Know What to Do, Repent for Sin
To know what we must do to change our hearts, let Jesus gaze upon you. During Pope Francis' daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, he made this suggestion. According to Vatican Radio, the …read more
Marks One of Several Ecumenical Encounters
For the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul onJune 29, the Sistine Chapel Choirwill be joined by the Anglican choir of New College, Oxford, reported Vatican Radio. On June 29,the two choirs will …read more
This report is contributed by Marta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need: Almost two years since the abduction in Raqqa, Syria, of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, jihadists grabbed a monk from …read more
In this interview, priest-assistant of St. Josemaria Escriva recalls Salvadoran prelate’s gratitude for spiritual direction
Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified this weekend in his native El Salvador, where he was shot and killed while saying Mass. In the midst of the troubled times in which he lived, he came …read more
Catholic aid agencies working to get thousands into temporary shelters
This report is contributed by Anto Akkara of Aid to the Church in Need Its faithful are very few in this majority Hindu nation, but Nepal’s Catholic Church—the nerve center for the response …read more
After US Visit to Plea for Help, Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart Returns to Find Destruction of Latest Attacks
By Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart I just returned to Aleppo from a trip to the US, where I did my best to explain our situation to American Christians in several major cities on the East …read more