“Where there is no honor for the elderly, there is no future for young people.” During his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis made this strong statement while continuing his catechesis on the family, with this and next week focusing on the elderly. Confining this week’s address to their...read more
Prior to meeting with the faithful in St. Peter's Square for his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis met with the Bishops-Friends of the Focolare Movement. The prelates share in the movement's charism, the principal point of which is promotion of unity. The Bishops are in Rome for the 38th Meeting, which is cu...
With Pakistani elections looming ahead this month, Shahbaz Bhatti is being remembered as religious minorities remain at the center of the nation’s political, religious and social debate. According to Fides, a formal election procedure remains a point of contention among political parties, but the proposed changes...
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s catechesis and that of next Wednesday will be dedicated to the elderly who, in the realm of the family, are the grandparents. Today we will reflect on the ...
Quote for March 4th
"The world calls for and expects from us simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility... Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man. It risks being vain and sterile."
- Blessed Paul VI
In West Africa, the Ebola epidemic claimed some 10,000 victims in 2014. Almost a year ago, the outbreak spread from Guinea the neighboring countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Thanks to …read more
Here is the address given by Pope Francis to the Bishops-Friends of the Focolare Movement who are gathered in Rome for their 38thmeeting, which reflects on the theme "The Eucharist: Mystery …read more
Here is the text of the Homily given by Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon (Myanmar) at the 113th Celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes at the National Marian Center of Nyaung Lay Bin. Over 100,000 …read more
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to follow Christ's invitation to conversion. The Holy Father began by reflecting on the first reading from …read more
Pope Francis will travel to Pompeii and Naples on Saturday, March 21st. He will leave the Vatican by helicopter at7 a.m., and will arrive at the meeting area of the Shrine of Pompeii an hour …read more
Responding to last week's article from L'Espresso, the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy dismissed claims of internal struggles between the dicastery and members of the Roman Curia as …read more
In statements to Italian magazine Policia Moderna [Modern Police], related to Italy’s security corps, the Commander of the Vatican Gendarmerie, Domenico Giani, said that Pope Francis is one …read more
Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, informed recently that the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux – Louis and Zelie Martin --, will be canonized this …read more