Catholics need to be more courageous in showing that religion and science co-exist says the papal astronomer who has just been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards in science. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, who was honored last week with the Carl Sagan Medal for “outstanding communication by an act...read more
By Oliver Maksan There is no doubt in the mind of 23-year-old Haram. With his second child on the way, he is prepared to rush his family out of town at a moment’s notice: “My tank is always full,” he says. “If the situation escalates I’ll grab my wife and child and flee,” he adds with determination. Haram’s older...
-- Sirach 44:1,10-15 Psalm 132:11,13-14,17-18 Matthew 13:16-17 Today we celebrate the memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They were chosen by God to conceive and raise the mother of his only-begotten Son. As grandparents of our Savior and the parents of the Mother of ...
On behalf of the bishops conference of England and Wales, Bishop Declan Lang has issued the following press release. *** As Chair of the International Department of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, I condemn in the strongest possible terms, the ISIS insurgents ultimatum to the Christian population...
Quote for July 25th
"You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions."
-Saint Jean Marie Vianney
On behalf of the bishops conference of England and Wales, Bishop Declan Lang has issued the following press release. *** As Chair of the International Department of the Bishops’ Conference of …read more
The Pope spent his lunchtime today queuing up for food in the Vatican canteen and dining with Vatican staff. Franco Piano, the chef, has reflected on Francis’ surprise visit there in an …read more
The Holy Father has sent his condolences to the families of victims killed in a deadly plane crash in the African country of Mali yesterday. The telegram was sent Friday on behalf of the Holy …read more
A crucial stipulation regarding the right to religious freedom in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being “violated universally” and is “under threat in almost every corner of the …read more
South Korea's central bank has announced that on Sept. 30 it will release a set of commemorative coins to celebrate Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the country next month. The Bank of Korea …read more
Pope Francis has conveyed his good wishes and prayers for a successful and inspiring day in the UK aimed at promoting unity between the Catholic and Anglican Churches and ecumenical dialogue. …read more
The director of Caritas Jerusalem has launched an appeal to Pope Francis to hold a prayer vigil for the Holy Land, as was done for Syria and Iraq earlier this month. Father Raed Abusahliah …read more
A new interview with Pope Francis is to appear on Sunday in one of Argentina's best-selling magazines. The publication Viva, a Sunday supplement of the newspaper Clarin, will feature the …read more