TIME magazine has named Pope Francis "Person of the Year 2013". The international news magazine chose to bestow the honor on the Holy Father largely because of his humility and compassion. "In a very short time, a vast, global, ecumenical audience has shown a hunger to follow him," TIME's managing editor, Nancy G...read more
Pope Francis has sent a Message to the Americas to mark the Dec. 12th Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is venerated as Patroness of the American continent. The Holy Father delivered the Message during the course of his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, the eve of the feast. Below, please find the official En...
Summary of Pope Francis’ weekly general audience catechesis, Dec. 11 Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our catechesis on the Creed, we now turn to the final article: “I believe in… life everlasting”. At Christ’s coming in glory as judge of the living and the dead, we will be held accountable before God for the goo...
“We are thirsty and they give us condoms! We are hungry and they offer us contraceptive pills! We are sick and they offer us the most modern techniques of abortion! We are naked and they lead us into the arms of sexual hedonism! We are imprisoned by poverty and they offer us sexual liberation! Silent tears roll dow...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
The Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis reopens to the public next year, following excavation works that have lasted two years and which have made it possible to unite the two sectors of the …read more
On Thursday the facade of the Cathedral of St Mary’s in Sydney, Australia, will once more be lit up with a series of laser projections for the period leading up to Christmas. The lights, …read more
Here is a translation of the full text of the address Pope Francis gave today during the general audience in St. Peter's Square. --- Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today I would …read more
A passionate appeal for the release of 12 religious sisters kidnapped inSyriahas been made by a bishop from a country torn apart by violence and persecution. Syria’s Bishop Selwanos Boutros …read more
Pope Francis has told crowds in St Peter’s Square today that hunger is a scandal and he urged them to support the Caritas "One Human Family, Food for All" campaign. “The scandal that millions …read more
Here is a working translation from the Vatican of the statement from the director of the Vatican press office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, regarding today's announcement that Time …read more
Just inside the entrance of Vatican Radio, 30 photographs dedicated to the theme of poverty have gone on display, giving a face to the men, women and children who live each day without the …read more
In his latest book Tea Party Catholic, Dr. Samuel Gregg develops a Catholic case for the values and institutions associated with the free economy, limited government, and America’s experiment …read more