Here is an interview of Ronan Mullen by Elisabetta Pittino, regarding the One of Us campaign, and the current legal battle over abortion in Ireland. * * * Senator Ronan Mullen is from Ahascragh in Co Galway, Ireland. He was elected as an independent senator in July 2007 and was re-elected, topping the poll, ...read more
In the Spring of 2014, the Pontifical North American College (PNAC) will continue its newly restructured ongoing formation program for priests, this time focusing on the following themes: spiritual direction; Scripture studies of Mary, Saint John, and Saint Paul; and answering today's moral questions. The PNAC's ...
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' address to the directors of the Pontifical Missionary Societies who are in Rome for their annual General Assembly. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am particularly pleased to meet for the first time with you, national directors of the Pontifical Mission societies fro...
"On a scale of 1 to 10, the Pope’s interest in eradicating hunger is at 11," the director general of the FAO says. José Graziano da Silva of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization told ZENIT this on Wednesday, at the end of a conference held at the Foreign Press Association in Italy. Graziano da Silva took ...
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
Given below is the calendar of the Holy Father Francis' liturgical celebrations and activities scheduled for the months of May, June, and July. MAY 23 May, Thursday: 6:00pm, Profession of …read more
The Church is the place where "the Spirit blooms" (St Hippolytus of Rome, Traditio apostolica, 35) and the Chosen People, non-restricted by borders, come from all the peoples: “For in one …read more
The pressure is on in a number of countries for the legalization of euthanasia. In England, Lord Falconer is making yet another attempt to get Parliament to change the law. On Wednesday, …read more
Pope Francis met today with directors of the Pontifical Missionary Works (POM), also known as the Pontifical Mission Societies, who convened in Rome for the annual assembly. The directors …read more
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue held a meeting in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae on New Religious Movements. In a statement released by the Holy See, the purpose of …read more
In his homily during Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae this morning, Pope Francis reflected on the love of Christ and the power it has in redeeming one’s sins. Among those attending the Mass were …read more
Pope Francis has set the tone for his papacy and for the whole Church in the years ahead with three concise points inhis homilyon March 14, 2013: “Journeying, building, professing.”I would …read more
Anything without heart, anything without love -- and I mean politics, music, law, art, even religion --anythingwithout love, no matter how brilliant, is finally inadequate and weak. At the …read more