Reflecting on his five-day apostolic visit to South Korea that concluded Monday, Pope Francis affirmed that Christ never diminishes or cancels something 'good,' like culture, he only enriches them, and brings them to their full potential. Speaking to the thousands gathered for this morning’s weekly Audience in Pa...read more
Pope Francis has thanked the faithful for their prayers for his relatives who were killed and injured yesterday in a car crash in Argentina. At the close of this morning’s weekly audience, he said: "I thank you for the prayers and condolences for what happened in my family.” “Even the Pope has a family,” he con...
The Pope’s special envoy to Iraq has said Christians and religious minorities in the country are facing genocide and the international community must act quickly to come to their aid. In an interview with the Italian bishops’ newspaper Avvenire Wednesday, Cardinal Fernando Filoni said Iraqis have told him the wor...
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave at this morning's General Audience in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! A few days ago, I made an Apostolic Visit to Korea and now, together with you, I thank the Lord for this great gift. I was able to visit a ...
Quote for August 20th
"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."
-St. John Paul II
The president of Argentina has telephoned Pope Francis to express sympathy over the death of the Pope's family members who were killed in a motor vehicle accident. This afternoon, Cristina …read more
The poet Robert Frost once said that writing free verse was like playing tennis without a net. It’s the same for those who would like their Christianity to be free from dogma. Dogma, for …read more
Here is the English-language summary of Pope Francis' General Audience of today: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters: My recent apostolic journey to Korea enabled me to visit a young and dynamic …read more
The British Parliament is currently considering the legalization of assisted suicide. The act under consideration was introduced by Lord Falconer and eschews the term “suicide,” preferring …read more
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II decree on ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has published a document titled: “A Church in …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I would like to ask a question regarding the use of …read more
As the crisis in the Middle East escalates, leaders of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities have expressed their empathy and solidarity for those Christians being persecuted in the …read more
An EWTN TV series will feature the stories of converts to the Catholic faith, starting in early September. Catholics Come Home, a ministry that has produced and aired TV commercials inviting …read more