A Coptic Catholic bishop has expressed hopes that the historic meeting May 10 between Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II will lead to the Coptic Orthodox Church recognizing Catholic baptism. Bishop Kyrillos William of Assiut described to Aid to the Church in Need his hopes for what he called a “wat...read more
This afternoon Pope Francis made a private visit to the Gift of Mary House of the Missionaries of Charity. Founded on May 28, 1988, by John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta, young women in difficulty are received at the Gift of Mary House, and there is a soup kitchen for the needy. There are some 70 youn...
Groups from the United States comprise the third largest national delegation of pilgrims going to the 28th World Youth Day, this year slated for July 23-28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The current number of US registrants is currently more than 7,000, said Paul Jarzembowski, program coordinator for youth and youth ...
Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, warned of an “alarming trend nationwide” after Vermont legalized physician-assisted suicide, May 20. He called for “all people of good will to fight the future passage of such laws.” “I e...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: My fiancée would like to be married within the …read more
As the death toll remains uncertain in Oklahoma following Monday's massive tornado, the local archbishop is assuring the Church's spiritual presence and practical assistance. Archbishop Paul …read more
In 2015, in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, the Terra Sancta Museum – the only museum in the world dedicated to the roots of Christianity and the preservation of the Holy Places – …read more
On 21 May 1972, Michelangelo's Pieta, exhibited to the public in St. Peter's Basilica, was attacked by a hammer-wielding tourist who had managed to elude the sanctuary's guards. …read more
Here is the telegram sent by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, to Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City expressing Pope Francis' sympathy for the victims of the …read more
Here is the text of the Final Declaration made during the IV Buddhist-Christian Colloguium held at the Pontifical Urbaniana University on May 6th, under the theme "Inner Peace, Peace among …read more
Pope Francis’ meeting with the movements, new communities, and ecclesial associations on Saturday brought hundreds of thousands of people to greet the Holy Father. A palpable excitement …read more
Pope Francis sent a message via Twitter expressing his sympathy to the victims of the tornado that struck Oklahoma yesterday. The death toll has reached 51, including 20 children, when the …read more