Even at the worst of times, Christians cannot give into depression, but rather must live in hope. During his daily morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta, the Holy Father said that in order to be at peace, we must allow room for God to rescue and convert us from our worldly ways, reported Vatican Radio. He said we must...read more
Addressing the International Pastoral Congress on the World’s Big Cities, Pope Francis called on bishops to give a “concrete mercy and tenderness” in their pastoral ministry. The congress, which was held from November 24th - 26th, was an idea developed by Pope Francis and Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach, the arch...
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, published in the Southern Nebraska Register. * * * Like most of you, I’ll gather around a table this Thanksgiving with family and friends. I’ll have the privilege of being with my mother, my sister and her husband, and my favorite niece ...
Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch has suggested ecumenical dialogue is reaching new heights under the pontificate of Jesuit Pope Francis. In a wide-ranging interview with ZENIT at the Vatican last week,the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity discusses Pope Francis' trip to Turkey and what it...
Quote for November 27th
"Love is the measure of faith"
- Pope Francis, Tweet on Nov. 27th, 2014
Speaking on Pope Francis' visit to Turkey this weekend, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says security risks cannot prevent the Jesuit Pontiff from doing his mission and reaching out to the …read more
Here is the translation of the Pope’s address to the participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life on the theme: …read more
In the Christian perspective, the distinction is not between “those who are already dead and who are not, but between those who are in Christ and who are not.” Pope Francis said these words …read more
At the conclusion of today's general audience, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for his apostolic trip to Turkey this weekend. “As you know,” the Pope said, “from next Friday to Sunday …read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ catechesis during today’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. The day is not very nice, but you are …read more
During his visit to the Philippines in January, Pope Francis is expected to meet with interreligious leaders in Manila. According to GMA News, the Pope will meet with 10 leaders of …read more
Pakistani Christians are increasingly fearful after a 35-year-old Christian man was tortured and killed while in police custody in Lahore. Rakha Shahzad was arrested by local police on …read more