At End of General Audience, Father Samir Yousif Showed Pope Album Documenting Atrocities of the War
Immediately after Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis metan Iraqi priest committed to helping refugees. After attending the audience ina front row space reserved for him, Father Samir Yousif, Iraqi Chaldean priest providing pastoral carein Kurdistan, approached the Pope to show hi...
A Look at How Beloved Mother of St. Augustine Has Been Remembered by Pope, Pope Emeritus
Pope Francis has recalled the feast day of Saint Monica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo.Toward the conclusion of Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Squarein his remarks to Italian-speaking pilgrims, Pope Francis recalled that today, August 27, is the feast day of St. Monica. To the intercession of h...
South Sudan’s Suffering 'Immense'
The president of the world’s newest nation reluctantly signed a peace deal Wednesday, bringing some hope that the civil war in South Sudan will come to an end. But according to Fides, "in Juba there was no celebratory atmosphere because the suffering caused by the civil war is immense." That’s what local sour...
Archbishop Martin Invites All to Attend
Christians from all denominations in Dublin have been invited by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to respond to Pope Francis’ call, with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, to celebrate aWorld Day of Prayer for all Creationthis Tuesday, Sept. 1. The Pope will lead the celebration of the universal Churc...
Quote for August 27th
'The saints did not begin well, but they all ended well.'
-St. John Vianney
Applications Accepted by Pontifical Council
This Ash Wednesday, missionaries of mercy will be sent forth by Pope Francis during a celebration in St. Peter’s, to spread God’s mercy during the jubilee proclaimed by the Holy Father to …read more
Archbishop Calls for Action Against Guilty Policemen
Police personnel used excessive force on those who protested against the attacks on churches in Mangaluru,India, in 2008. According to Vatican Radio, the National Human Rights Commission …read more
"But stumbling is not a tragic failure when one is accompanying a brother or sister to the promised land"
The following is a transcript of the homily given by Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on August 12, 2015, at aMass celebrated at the conclusion of the international conference “Welcoming …read more
Below are the reflections of Stephen Townsend,Deputy Head of Mission at theBritish Embassy to the Holy See,on 'The Holy See and Astronomy.' Townsend is guest blogger for Ambassador Nigel …read more
“The spirit of prayer gives back time to God, it steps away from the obsession of a life that is always lacking time, it rediscovers the peace of necessary things, and discovers the joy of unexpected gifts.”
Here is the text of the address Pope Francis gave at the general audience this morning, held in St. Peter’s Square, as he continued with his catechesis series on the family. Today was the …read more
During General Audience, Francis Speaks on Importance of Making Time for Prayer
If we really love God and cherish our relationship with Him, we need to spend time with Him in prayer.During his weekly General Audience in a sunny St. Peter's Square this morning, the Pope …read more
Recently Instituted Day Will Be Celebrated In St. Peter's Basilica on Tuesday
Pope Francis announced that next Tuesday, Sept.1, the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation will be celebrated in St. Peter's Square. At the conclusion of today's General Audience, the …read more
Work of St. James Marks 60 Years
Pope Francis is encouraging Hebrew-speaking Catholics in the Holy Land to allow their lives to be "transfigured by God's presence" and thus become ever more effective instruments of dialogue …read more