Brazilian Cardinal Comments on Work of Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops
Along with Pope Francis, the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops is preparing the forthcoming meeting on the family in October. In the meantime, the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization has in the pipeline a document on catechesis. Speaking on both issues was a member of the Synod’s Secre...
"The beginnings of evangelization in the American Continent always bring to mind the Dominican soil that received in the first place the rich deposit of faith"
Pope Francis received in audience the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Dominican Republic, on the occasion of their Visit “ad Limina Apostolorum" this morning Here is a translation of the text of the Pope’s address to the Prelates in the course of the meeting. * * * Dear Brothers in the Episcopat...
Collaboration Between Church and State, Canonization Cause of Blessed Aloysius Stepinac Among Issues Discussed
President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia met with Pope Francis at the Vatican this morning. Upon her arrival, the Croatian president greeted Pope Francis in his native Spanish. Grabar-Kitarović, who studied Spanish at the University of Zagreb, informed the Pope that she also spent time in Spain to learn the...
Denies Claims Made by Turkish President to Justify Expense for Top Muslim Cleric
The Vatican has denied claims made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that the Pope has a private jet. According to Turkish agency,Today's Zaman, Erdoğan stated that he would request the government to provide a private jet for the country's top Muslim cleric and head of the Office of Religious Affairs D...
Quote for May 28th
"To me, its seems necessary to rediscover - and the energy to do so exists - that even the political and economic spheres need moral responsibility, a responsibility that is born in man's heart and, in the end, has to do with the presence or absence of God."
- Pope Benedict XVI
During Mass at Santa Marta, Speaks About 3 Types of Christians
Pope Francis is callingon the faithful toexamine what type of Christians theyare.During his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, the Holy Father stressed that there are three key groups of …read more
Washington Archbishop Says We Live in 'Age of Challenge'
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, is calling on Catholics to live their Christian identity in public as well as in their own spiritual lives. The cardinal on Sunday issueda …read more
Prelate says this is first time authorities have been able to save the people and their homes
This report is contributed byJohn Newton andMarta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * The Christian quarter of Lahore was attacked by a mob after a mentally handicapped man was …read more
An article in Monday’s edition presented a quote of Pope Francis that misrepresented what he said. The article, regarding a video message the Holy Father sent to an ecumenical event in …read more
Fourteen Dead and Hundreds Wounded as Rescue Efforts Continue in Acuña City
Pope Francis offered his prayers for those who died in Mexico following a tornado that struck Acuña City on Monday. In a message to Bishop Alonso Garza Treviño of Piedras Negras, the Holy …read more
Here is a ZENITtranslation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday general audience held today in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Continuing these …read more
Sacraments of Initiation Administered During Course of Celebrations
Many Chinese Catholic communities celebrated the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China last Sunday, reported Fides.Pope Benedict XVI instituted thisday of prayer in 2007. TheMay 24 …read more
Cardinal Collins: Decision Another Sign of Culture of Death
"March like someone’s life depended on it" was the cry that went out from Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) National Office in Toronto, led by president Jim Hughes. For the 18th year in a row, …read more