Also Remembering Poor in Latin America Ahead of Trip to Continent
As candidates for US president are making headlines and as the Pope gears up for his trip this month to South America, his monthly prayer intentions bring both of these situations before the Lord. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for July. His universal intention is "Polit...
Cardinal: Church in Africa is fully alive and developing at a rapid pace. It is vital to assist Catholics there by providing urgently needed pastoral support.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’Subcommittee on the Church in Africa approved 47 grants for a total of $1,205,236to support pastoral projects for the Church in Africa. The Subcommittee evaluated and approved the grant proposals at a meeting held in conjunction with the USCCB Spring General Assembly in ...
Says scientific conclusions need to 'touch us deeply' so we 'see and hear how the poor suffer and how the earth is being mistreated'
Here is the statement given Monday by Cardinal PeterTurkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, at the opening segment of the United NationsHigh Level Event on Climate Change in New York. * * * Your Excellencies President of the United Nations General Assembly and Secretary-General o...
"While considering the negative effects of terrorism on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, we should also be clear in our reasoning that these effects will continue, and indeed will become worse, if the causes of terrorism are not clearly and swiftly addressed by the national States concerned and the international community"
Here is the statement given Tuesday byArchbishop Silvano Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, at the 29thSession of the Human Rights Council - Panel on the Effects of Terrorism on the Enjoyment by All Persons of Human Rights and Fundamen...
Quote for July 1st
"Paradox: Sanctity is more attainable than learning. But it is easier to be a scholar than to be a Saint."
-- Saint Josemaria Escriva
“He held that the most precious treasure that a Bishop is called to administer is the faith stemming from apostolic preaching."
Here is a translation of the message that Pope Francis sent to Bishop Gregoire Ghabroyan, Administrator of the Patriarchate of Cilicia of the Armenians, on the occasion of the Funeral of the …read more
Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the people of Greece. The country missed the deadline to payback a $1.8 million loan from theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF). Although the …read more
“People and Planet First: the Imperative to Change Course” is the theme chosen for the Conference being held this Thursday and Friday at the Augustinianum in Rome, organized by the Pontifical …read more
Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Laid to Rest in Lebanon
In a message sent to Bishop Gregoire Ghabroyan, administrator of the Patriarchate of Cilicia of the Armenians, Pope Francis mourned the death of Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, saying …read more
City is at Center of “Most Violent Clashes”, Says Local Archbishop
Thousands of Christians in the Syrian city of Hassakè are fleeing their homes following attacks by the so-called Islamic State on June 25th. According to Fides, nearly 120,000 people have …read more
Here is the message published by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Itinerant People for “Sea Sunday”, which will be celebrated on July 12, 2015. * * * To …read more
Vatican Presents Details on Papal Visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
From the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean, to the Amazon and the Rio de le Plata, going in a few hours from 4,000 meters of altitude down to sea level , and including a wide gamut of languages …read more
Vatican Radio reports: The General Audiences held on Wednesdays will be suspended for the whole month of July. They will resume in August in the Paul VI Hall. There will, however, be an …read more