Before reciting the Angelus prayer at noon today, Pope Francis explained the meaning of today's Gospel reading and the parable of the wheat and the tares. The parable, he said, is a teaching of Jesus which addresses “the problem of evil in the world and highlights the patience of God.” The Pope explained how th...read more
The Vatican has released the program of Pope Francis' visit to the Italian city of Caserta this Saturday. The Pope, who will be visiting over two days 26 and 28 July, split up into private and public events, will be celebrating a public Mass and meeting with diocesan priests on his earlier visit. After a 3 p.m....
Cardinal Sandri has said that although the Christians in Mosul in Iraq and Aleppo in Syria are the most afflicted, the entire area is in a state of insecurity. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, made these remarks on Sunday in his homily while celebrating Mass in the...
The new Secretary of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), Bishop Nunzio Galantino, has given an interview to the Italian monthly Semprein which he says recent accusations against him were “an aggression that in reality hurt me." He was referring to reaction to his comments he made recently in which he said he...
Quote for July 21st
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
A parliamentary bill to legalise assisted dying was debated for nearly ten hours in the House of Lords on Friday but ended without division. Peers, who were evenly split on whether to back a …read more
An evangelical pastor who was a close friend of Pope Francis has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. British-born Tony Palmer, a bishop with the Communion of Evangelical …read more
Pope Francis has offered words of comfort to Gaza's Christian Community as the massacre in the territory continues. In a message to the parish priest of Gaza, Father Jorge Hernandez, a fellow …read more
“It is shameful that Christians are being rejected, expelled and diminished”, the Chaldean Catholic Church Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako has written in a letter addressed to all people of …read more
Pope Francis has called terrorism lunacy and declared that all it does is destroyin a video-message to mark the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA Centre in Buenos Aires. …read more
The "religious cleansing" of Christians and other religious minorities from the Iraqi city of Mosul has brought widespread condemnation, but so far mostly silence from Western political …read more
Micah 6:1-4,6-8 Psalm 50:5-6,8-9,16bc-17,21 and 23 Matthew 12:38-42 Micah says today that the Lord enters into trial with Israel, he takes them to court. The Lord does not take the role of …read more
A bill to legalize assisted suicide has been introduced into Britain’s House of Lords by Lord Falconer, previously Lord Chancellor under Labour prime minister Tony Blair, and it is causing …read more