As the Synod on the Family was in full swing last week, an organization defending the family and life at the UN presented retired Cardinal Renato Martino with the Maximilian Kolbe Medal for his “unwavering bravery” in defense of life. Cardinal Martino served from 1986 to 2002 as Pope St. John Paul II's represent...read more
The task of every Christian is to build “the unity of the Church”. This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta this morning. The Holy Father reflected on the first reading in which St. Paul calls on the Christian community of Ephesus “to preserve the unity of the...
While saying that the Holy Father sees that families today have been attacked and feels their pain and brokenness, Cardinal Robert Sarah has reaffirmed that we must strongly and firmly defend the Church teachings given to us, especially Jesus' words about marriage. In an interview with ZENIT this week, the presid...
Here is a translation of the Pope's address today to representatives of the International Association of Criminal Law. * * * Distinguished Gentlemen and Ladies! I greet you all cordially and want to express my personal gratitude for your service to society and the valuable contribution you make to the devel...
Quote for October 24th
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
- St. Gerard Majella
At this morning’s Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that left to ourselves, we are weak, but he encouraged the faithful to turn to God and the Holy Spirit, who not only have the …read more
The Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh has launched a marriage preparation initiative aimed at producing well-formed Catholic families. “I hope this new initiative will create happy and …read more
Pope Francis today received Grenada's Prime Minister Keith Mitchell who was accompanied by his wife, son and mother. The meeting between Mitchell and Pope Francis lasted 25 minutes in the …read more
Living in the United States I’m often wearied by the constant competitiveness of our culture. We seem to swallow without thinking the culture of success at all costs. I call this theAlpha …read more
Pope Francis has warned that being corrupt is even more evil than being sinful. Addressing delegates from the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP) this morning in the Vatican, the …read more
The bishops of South Sudan appreciate the support of the international community and call for greater emergency assistance as well as pressure for dialogue to keep their country from …read more
The Pontifical Urbaniana University dedicated its Aula Magna to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, as “a gesture of gratitude for what he has done for the Church as a conciliar expert, with his …read more
Here below is the statement by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, on October 20, at the United Nations at the 69th Session of the United Nations …read more