Several churches have been subjected to violent attacks in recent days in Venezuela, including one in which a tabernacle was destroyed and hosts thrown to the ground, the country’s bishops have said. Msgr. Victor Hugo Basabe, undersecretary of the Episcopal Conference of Venezuela, told reporters March 10th that ...read more
Jonah 3:1-10 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19 Luke 11:29-32 Repentance and mercy are two themes in today's Liturgy of the Word. The story of Jonah is well known: God commanded him to preach repentance in the city of Nineveh, the capital of Israel's enemy. And Jonah - knowing full well that if the city repented, the...
On Saturday, 8 March, the Vatican celebrated International Woman’s Day by giving voice to some of the “hidden” women of the world. An initiative of Voices of Faith, the event featured the personal stories of nearly a dozenwomen from various walks of life; among them were educators, contemplative sisters, a lawye...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Is it permissible to omit the Prayer of the Faithful at a daily Mass or funeral? It is permissible to have the kiss of peace just before the offertory? -- J.R., San Antonio, T...
Quote for March 11th
"It might reasonably be maintained that the true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. To be at last in such secure innocence that one can juggle with the universe and the stars, to be so good that one can treat everything as a joke - that may be, perhaps, the real end and final holiday of human souls."
- G.K. Chesterton
"Korea, rise up in splendour! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you". With this quote of the prophet Isaiah (60:1), the bishops of South Korea have welcomed with great …read more
Cardinal Walter Kasper has said the main purpose of his speech to cardinals gathered for last month’s consistory was to deepen the theological understanding of the family. The cardinal’s …read more
Secularism is a totally inadequate basis for British society in the twenty-first century, producing a society with foundations, a British bishop has said. In a lecture given at Kings College …read more
Isaiah 55:10-11 Psalm 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 Matthew 6:7-15 Today's psalm is an invitation to join the psalmist in prayer, to glorify God and to trust in God. God, the psalmist tells us, …read more
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has said preparations for the 2016 All-Orthodox Council need to be speeded up. Speaking at a meeting of heads and representatives of local Orthodox …read more
“Society will be disfigured by consumerism if it is not transfigured by adoration.” The words of Bishop Dominque Rey of Fréjus-Toulon in south eastern France, who is organizing a congress on …read more
Priests for Life is appealing to the Supreme Court for relief from the Health and Human Services mandate, which would force the group to pay for the very "services" it exists to oppose. A …read more
The Holy Father appointed Missionary of Africa priest Fr. Placide Lubamba Ndjibu, 54, as bishop of Kasongo, Democratic Republic of Congo. The diocese has a population of some 1.7 million, …read more