Here is the first Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * In this first meditation of Lent, I would like to take advantage of the Holy Father’s absence, to propose a reflection on his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, which I ...read more
The theme of Father Raniero Cantalamessa’s first Lenten homily is Evangelii Gaudium, in which the Papal Household Preacher points out first of allthe thread that unites several post-Council Popes on the subject of evangelization. In his Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis reminds that the starting point of any so...
Pope Francis concluded his Lenten Spiritual Exercises this morning, along with members of the Roman Curia. At the conclusion of the retreat, the Holy Father expressed his gratefulness for the five day retreat. "In the name of everyone, and in mine, I would like to give thanks to the Father, for his work among u...
During the Spiritual Exercises at Ariccia, Pope Francis is praying intensely for Syria, in particular, for Christians in the country," Archbishop Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio at Damascus, said. In an interview on Vatican Radio said that the Holy Father “is continually informed and his prayer always accompanies th...
Quote for February 27th
'Consider every day that you are then for the first time beginning; and always act with the same fervor as on the first day you began.'
- St. Anthony of Padua
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office blasted an article on the Vatican's financial reform published by Italian news magazine L'Espresso, calling it …read more
"You know that this day for me is different from previous ones: I am no longer the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church: until eight in the evening I will be still, and then no longer. I am …read more
This week, the Pope and the senior members of the Roman Curia are away on spiritual retreat. There are not many governments that take all their senior members away from the fray of the …read more
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine and the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosqu has condemned the murder of the 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya. His Eminence Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the Grand …read more
A pastoral letter to commemorate the Year of Consecrated Life dated February 26 was published this week by the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Church Ministry. “We welcome the …read more
Materialism and selfishness are threatening Nigerian families.The African nation’s bishops have decried this reality in a statement issued at the end of their plenary assembly, reported …read more