The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis is to establish a special commission to examine possibilities for streamlining the annulments process. In a statement, the Vatican said the goal of the new body, which will begin work as soon as possible, “is to prepare a proposal to reform the matrimonial process,...read more
Here below is an English translation of the transcript of Pope Francis' press conference given on the flight back from Tirana yesterday evening. *** (Father Lombardi) – Well, now: We are very grateful to the Holy Father for being with us, even at the end of such a demanding day. He wished to be at our disposi...
Pope Francis on Saturday named Bishop Blase Joseph Cupich of the Spokane Diocese as archbishop of Chicago, succeeding Cardinal Francis George. The appointment was publicized in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Archbishop-designate Cupich has been bishop of Sp...
Here is the homily of the Eucharistic Hour preached Sunday by Oklahoma City's Archbishop Paul Coakley. The Holy Hour and a procession were held in reparation as the city's civic center hosted a black mass that day. * * * Praised be Jesus Christ! It is my great privilege to welcome you to St. Francis of Assisi ...
Quote for September 22th
'Let the hope of one day doing great things in the service of God not make you neglect the present moment.'
- St. Ignatius of Loyola
-- Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13 Psalm 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44 Luke 8:19-21 Today's first reading is taken from the Second Collection of Solomon's proverbs (Proverbs 10:1-22:16). Many of these …read more
On Saturday, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane to replace Cardinal Francis George as archbishop of Chicago. Readers seeking to know more about Bishop Cupich can read his …read more
Today at noon, Pope Francis went to St. Mary Major Basilica to give thanks to the Blessed Mother for her protection and for the successful journey to Albania, Vatican Radio reported. As he …read more
Soon-to-be Blesssed Alvaro del Portillo was a "smiling saint," constantly in the presence of God, yet without his "head in the clouds." This is the reflection offered by Monsignor Guillaume …read more
While there is some international attention on the siutation of the persecution of Christians and minorities in Iraq, less is said about similar atrocities happening in Africa. A persecution …read more
Here below is a final press release ofthe II Catholic Social Days for Europe, issued by the CCEE and COMECE. *** Towards a Europe of greater fraternity and solidarity Europe is a community of …read more