During Pope Francis' Saturday visit to Caserta, he met with diocesan priests in the Palatine Chapel of the Palace of Caserta around 4 p.m. Below is a translation of the text of the Holy Father’s dialogue with the priests. * * * Monsignor D’Alise, Bishop of Caserta: Your Holiness, I haven’t prepared anything i...read more
A top Vatican officialhas said the revolution taking place in the Church is not just of advancing women, but also laypeople. In an interview with ZENIT, Flaminia Giovanelli, the under-secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, a position appointed by the Pope, spoke on the role of women in the Ch...
Here is a letter sent last week by the bishops of Texas to US RepresentativeMichael McCaulregarding the situation of refugee children at the US-Mexico border. * * * Dear Representative McCaul, As the bishops of the Catholic Dioceses of Texas, we strongly urge you--and your fellow policymakers at both the st...
Here is the latest column from Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, reprinted from the Denver Catholic Register. * * * “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians,” Patriarch Louis Sako said after the July 19 noon deadline passed. Mosul has been a city with a Christian presence ...
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Heartbeat International, a pregnancy resource center, announced that two million people have now reached out to its 24-hour hotline Option Line, designed for those seeking abortion …read more
The head of the World Evangelical Alliance applauded Pope Francis’ meeting Monday with Pentecostals in Caserta, Italy, and responded to the Holy Father's apology for a lack of understanding …read more
Here is a reflection offered by Monsignor Vincent Foy, a priest of Toronto, at celebrations last month marking his 75th anniversary of ordination. Below his reflection is the text of the …read more
By Roger Kiska of Alliance Defending Freedom Dr. Bogdan Chazan, preeminent in his field and recognized throughout Poland for his medical expertise, was recently fined and fired from his …read more
The Holy See has issued a plea for peace to the embassies accredited to it. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin issued a “nota verbale” to all the embassies accredited to the …read more
-- 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 Psalm 34:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9,10-11 Luke 14:25-33 At the age of thirty, during the defense of Pamplona in May of 1521, the soldier Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) was …read more
The Vatican has published the following list to show the highlights of the activities of Pope Francis and the Holy See during the months of January to April 2014. *** January: 6: Private …read more
The funeral Mass for the archpriest emeritus of St. Peter’s Basilica took place at 8 o’clock this morning in the Vatican basilica. Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, …read more