More than 2 dozen killed during procession when brakes go out on truck
Pope Francis today sent assurance of his prayers to the victims of Thursday’s accident in Mexico that resulted in more than two dozen deaths when a truck lost control and slammed into a procession. The Holy Father sent a message through his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the bishop of Zacatecas,...
Also Asking God That We Might Learn to Be Neighbors for Those ‘on the Margins’
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on all those who give their time to help those in need. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for August. His general intention is “that volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy." For his evangeliz...
Determining how to implement Supreme Court's lifting of prohibition
Canada's bishops are calling on the faithful to respond to a government consultation on euthanasia. Earlier this month (July 17),the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, and Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, announced the establishment of an External Panel of experts who will consul...
Says they contribute to their families' growth at a 'profoundly human and spiritual level of faith'
This week, on July 26, the Church marked the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. For the occasion,Pope Francis sent a message to participants and organizers of the 16thCelebration of Grandparentsheld throughout Spain. In his message, sent through the Apostolic Nuncia...
Quote for July 31st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"A society can only be considered socially just if it protects the most vulnerable among us"
Calls are being made by laity and faith leaders to pray and sacrifice, as videos from the Center for Medical Progress have drawn national and international attention to Planned Parenthood. …read more
Roman Rite Ex 16,2-4.12-15; Ps 78; Eph 4,17.20-24; Jn 6.24 to 35 Ambrosian Rite 1 Kings 7.51 to 8.14; 2 Cor 6.14 to 7.1; Mt 21.12 to 16 X Sunday after Pentecost 1) Bread offered for love. The …read more
"One person's right to die is somebody else's duty to kill. We do not accept that. We both cherish life until it's end and we embrace death"
In a homily delivered in Lourdes on England'sDay for Life, the day on which the Church celebrates and affirms life from conception to its natural end, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said that we …read more
But delay in involving them cost lives
Keeping the Faith, a joint report by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund and Islamic Relief, shows that Christian and Muslim leaders were able to deliver health messages in parts of Sierra Leone …read more
"We are moving towards a much more consistent and sensitive approach in response to the victims and survivors of abuse.”
The panels working to prevent sexual abuse of minors in the Church of England and Wales released their seventh annual report. The report outlinesthe work of the National Catholic Safeguarding …read more
"If we are to provide greater security for Small Island Developing States, the most urgent issue we must address is to tackle climate change"
Here is the intervention given Thursday by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, at theUnited Nations Security Council Open Debate on …read more
Flight From ISIS Nears 1-Year Mark
This report is contributed by Daniel Konstantinovic of Aid to the Church in Need. -- August 6, 2015, will mark the one-year anniversary of the expulsion from their convent of a group of …read more
The Center for Medical Progress released today its fourth video exposing Planned Parenthood’s use of fetal tissue, with the results of its investigation attracting growing national and …read more