Day three of the retreat of the Roman Curia in Ariccia Man is like a pomegranate: inside he contains many tiny fleshy seeds, like the many elements of creation. God mixed them all together and breathed into them the breath of life. The preacher of the papal retreat, Msgr Angelo De Donatis, today offered this imag...read more
The 60 year-old Archbishop of Munich and Freisingwas elected today with a slim majority at the bishops’ Spring plenary assembly in Münster. Cardinal Marx replaces retired Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg, who had led the bishops' conference since 2008. As a member of the 'C8' Council of Cardinals advising...
Robert Fastiggi, Ph.D. professor of systematic theology at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI, has shared the following response to Cardinal Walter Kasper’s Feb. 20th address to an extraordinary consistory of cardinals. The cardinal’s address focused on the family but his comments on divorced and remarr...
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 ...
Quote for March 12th
"It is very hard to convince those whose lives are dominated by feeling that faith has nothing whatever to do with emotion. Nor does it have anything to do with "feeling good," because very often faith recommends something that is very difficult, such as taking up a cross."
- Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen
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 …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
"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