Says Christians Who Want Both Christ and World Give a 'Counter-Witness' During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
It is sad to see a Christian who wants both Jesus and worldly gain. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel from St. Mark, in which Peter says to Jesus that he and the disciples "have given up eve...
And More on Ambo Candles
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q1: I went to visit a seminary, and during the Divine Office the priest led the opening prayer -- e.g., "O Lord, open my lips" or "O God come to my assistance" -- and concluded ...
Says to promote justice and peace, society also has to value life at every stage
Pope Francis is echoing his predecessors’ affirmation that life ethics and social ethics are intrinsically linked, such that a society cannot claim to promote justice and peace while at the same time devaluing life in its weakest stages. The Pope said this in a message Friday to the Second International Conferen...
Children will receive Confirmation and First Eucharist in 3rd grade
In a move anticipated since his arrival to the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila announced on the solemnity of Pentecostthe beginning of the process to restore the sacraments of initiation to their original order so that the sacraments will be conferred as follows: baptism, confi...
Quote for May 25th
"By contrast, whoever out of love for God gives oneself to the service of others will live, like the grain of wheat that dies, but only apparently… Only in undoing itself does it produce the harvest."
- Blessed Oscar Romero
Ask government to take Catholics into account in crafting legislation, so that lives and consciences are protected
The leader of Canada's bishops is asking the government to take Catholics into account in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in February on assisted suicide. In a letter tothe Minister …read more
Society stands in great need of the 'feminine genius'
Here is the message sent by Pope Francis to the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, regarding theSecond International Conference on Women, which concluded Sunday in …read more
Crackdown in Thailand Means Thousands Are Abandoned at Sea
On Sunday at the end of the Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis again voiced his concern for the fate of the many refugees stranded at sea in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The Pope …read more
Says Martyred Prelate 'Reminds Us That the Church is the Family of God'
In a letter sent to the Archbishop of San Salvador, Pope Francis expressed his joy at the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. The martyred prelate's beatification took place in a Mass …read more
"The voice of the newly Blessed continues to resonate today to remind us that the Church, a convocation of brothers surrounding their Lord, is the family of God, in which there should be no division."
The following is a translation of the Holy Father's letter to ArchbishopJosé Luis Escobar Alas, Archbishop of San Salvador, on the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, which took place …read more
Thousands Participate in Beatification Mass for Martyred Archbishop
Oscar Romero is “a light for the nations and salt of the earth. While his persecutors have disappeared in the shadow of forgetfulness and death, Romero’s memory instead continues alive and …read more
Denounces Global Economic System That Places 'God of Money' At Center
This Saturday, Pope Francis met with the Italian Christian Workers Association (ACLI) and called on them to promote dignified labor.During the Argentine Pontiff's remarks, he criticized how …read more
"Every man bears within himself an original and unique capacity to draw from himself and for the persons that work with him the good that God has put in his heart."
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address tothe Italian Christian Workers Associations(ACLI) given Saturday afternoon in the Vatican's Paul VI Hallon the occasion of the 70th anniversary …read more