Pope Francis says the blood of persecuted Christians is crying out to "everyone who can still distinguish between good and evil." He said this in a message Monday to His Holiness Abuna Matthias, patriarch of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, after the Islamic State (ISIS) released a video Sunday showing the...read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: In Vietnam, the Eucharistic minister wears a deacon's stole, as you can see in the attached picture. Is this right? -- N.T., Vietnam A: Our reader accompanied the question ...
Here is the text of a message sent by Pope Francis to the patriarch of theEthiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, in response to the video released Sunday by ISIS showing the slaying of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Like the ISIS video released in February of the 21Coptic Christians from Egypt being executed, t...
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis said that Christians are called to follow the example of the saints and martyrs, who did not give in to the temptation of seeking power. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel of St. John, in which a crowd seeks Jesus "n...
Quote for April 21st
"You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions."
-Saint John Vianney
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on Saturday. --- --- --- Dear brothers and sisters, I welcome you, members of the Pontifical Academy …read more
Pope Francis today addressed members of the delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis, as the organization made its first-ever visit to a pope. The Holy Father noted that in October, …read more
The Catholic Church in the United States spent a total of $150,747,387 in costs related to child protection efforts and to allegations of clergy sexual abuse of minors in dioceses and …read more
Here is a reflection byFather Robert Barron, founder of the global ministryWord on Fire, and the Rector/President ofMundeleinSeminary. He is the creator of the award winning documentary …read more
Awareness to the soon-to-be canonized saint, Blessed Juniper Sera, will take place in Rome’s Pontifical North American College this May, and the Holy Father is expected to participate. “This …read more
Pope Francis expressed his condolences following the death of Rabbi Elio Toaff, the former Chief Rabbi of Rome. He passed away yesterday at the age of 99, only 10 days prior to his …read more
Pope Francis has met with President Sergio Mattarella, marking the first meeting of the Pontiff and the new Italian head of state. According to a communiqué released by the Holy See Press …read more
"May the Lord's merciful gaze touch us and help us to welcome our poverty in order to go ahead trustfully, and to make efforts together in that 'revolution of tenderness' to which Jesus …read more