Following his Regina Coeli address, Pope Francis lead thousands in praying the Hail Mary for those who died after a fishing boat carrying an estimated 700 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Although Italian border police have rescued 28 people, an estimated 700 people are feared dead in what may be the worst...read more
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis said that Christians are called to follow the example of the saints and martyrs, who did not give in to the temptation of seeking power. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel of St. John, in which a crowd seeks Jesus "n...
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on Saturday. --- --- --- Dear brothers and sisters, I welcome you, members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and participants of this plenary session dedicated to human trafficking. I am grateful for the kind w...
Pope Francis today addressed members of the delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis, as the organization made its first-ever visit to a pope. The Holy Father noted that in October, the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate will mark 50 years and thus "for almost 50 years, the dialogue between the Catholic Chu...
Quote for April 20th
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."
- St. John XXIII
The Catholic Church in the United States spent a total of $150,747,387 in costs related to child protection efforts and to allegations of clergy sexual abuse of minors in dioceses and …read more
Here is a reflection byFather Robert Barron, founder of the global ministryWord on Fire, and the Rector/President ofMundeleinSeminary. He is the creator of the award winning documentary …read more
Awareness to the soon-to-be canonized saint, Blessed Juniper Sera, will take place in Rome’s Pontifical North American College this May, and the Holy Father is expected to participate. “This …read more
Pope Francis expressed his condolences following the death of Rabbi Elio Toaff, the former Chief Rabbi of Rome. He passed away yesterday at the age of 99, only 10 days prior to his …read more
Pope Francis has met with President Sergio Mattarella, marking the first meeting of the Pontiff and the new Italian head of state. According to a communiqué released by the Holy See Press …read more
"May the Lord's merciful gaze touch us and help us to welcome our poverty in order to go ahead trustfully, and to make efforts together in that 'revolution of tenderness' to which Jesus …read more
Earlier this month, on the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis issued a special decree announcing a Jubilee Year of Mercy to begin onDecember 8. Divine Mercy Sunday - the first Sunday …read more
The following is a translation of the Letter that the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin sent in the name of the Holy Father, to Cardinal Angelo Scola, President of the G. Toniolo …read more