During his apostolic voyage to South Korea, the Holy Father has not lost his ability to surprise. Yesterday, the 77-year-old Pontiff not only opted to take a high-speed train from Seoul to Daejeon rather than the scheduled-helicopter, but he also called in on Jesuits in the capital. To reach Daejeon after cele...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 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
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
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
-- Ezekiel 36:23-28 Psalm 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 Matthew 22:1-14 Ezekiel promises that God will gather his scattered sheep under one shepherd and will establish with them a new covenant of …read more
The archbishop of St. Louis,Robert Carlson, released a letter Monday in response to the unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. The city has been the site of violent protests and racial …read more
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said he was "very moved" and thanked Pope Francis for his spontaneous prayers for the "suffering …read more
In an hour-long,wide-ranging press conference on the plane back from South Korea, Pope Francis has said he favours UN-backed efforts to stop unjust aggression in Iraq, and plans on visiting …read more