During his homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned against those who do not practice what they preach, saying they damage not only themselves but others. Commenting on Jesus’ parable of the man who built his house on rock, the Holy Fatherexplained that Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for knowing...read more
This afternoon, Pope Francis received in audience -- in the Hall of Popes of the Apostolic Vatican Palace --, the members of the International Theological Commission, on the occasion of their Plenary Session and he gave them the address we translate below. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, I receive you and gr...
In an audience with members of the International Theological Commission today, Pope Francis called on theologians to be “pioneers” in the Church’s dialogue with other cultures. The commission advises the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith on theological matters. The members of thecommission met with the Ho...
The United States Embassy to the Holy See has been the focus of a good deal of media attention lately. Shortly after Ambassador Ken Hackett, who served for 40 years in Catholic Relief Services, presented his credentials to the Holy See, reports emerged that the embassy would controversially move from its original...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
In a telegram to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to beloved former President Nelson Mandela. Mandela passed away yesterday at the age of 95 after …read more
To pray with insistence “is a bit like annoying God”, Pope Francis said in his homily at Casa Santa Marta. However, praying in such a way it shows a complete trust that God will fulfill your …read more
Here is the condolence telegram sent by Pope Francis to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa upon hearing of the death of former President Nelson Mandela. * * * To His Excellency Mr. Jacob …read more
Pope Francis has approved the creation of a special commission for the protection of children. The suggestion was made by the eight-member Council of Cardinals currently meeting at the …read more
The Irish government has given its strongest indication yet that it may reopen its embassy to the Holy See. Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s foreign minister, said he is in favour of …read more
The United States Embassy to the Holy See has been the focus of a good deal of media attention lately. Shortly after Ambassador Ken Hackett, who served for 40 years in Catholic Relief …read more
Here is the text of an address given at the end of November by Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, regarding the end of the Year of Faith, and "what's next?" * * * Thank you for inviting me to …read more
ROME (Dec. 5) – The Legion of Christ is committed to openly and aggressively addressing allegations of sexual abuse. This was the primary message in a letter sent today by Fr. Sylvester …read more