Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address to the European Parliament today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends, I thank you for inviting me to address this in...read more
Speaking on Pope Francis' visit to Turkey this weekend, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says security risks cannot prevent the Jesuit Pontiff from doing his mission and reaching out to the "periphery." In an interview with ZENIT in the Vatican after the leader of the Italian bishops, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, re...
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address to the Council of Europe today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr Secretary General, Madame President Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to address this solemn session which brings together a significant representation of the Parliament...
Here is a statement from ArchbishopRobert Carlson of St. Louis, released Monday in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson is a white police officer who on Aug. 9 shot and killed an 18-year-old black man, Michael Brown. The details surrounding the death wer...
Quote for November 25th
'We can obtain no reward without merit, and no merit without patience.'
- St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I am a secular Carmelite OCDS in charge of the …read more
A ministry for those fallen away from the Catholic Churchhas released a new "Keep Christ in Christmas"-themed TV commercial, called "Santa's Priority," to air nationally during Advent. With …read more
The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Travelers announced today the launch of an International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, to be marked Feb. …read more
Speaking with ZENIT in the lead-up to the Pope’s visit to Strasbourg today, Archbishop Jean-Pierre Grallet said he expected the Holy Father would not “flatter the Europeans” but rather “ …read more
Cardinal Robert Sarah, who was named Monday the prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, departed for Haiti today, more than five years after a devastating …read more
The first non-European Pope in more than 1,200 years arrived in Strasbourg today to address the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. Pope Francis’ plane landed at 10:00 am and he …read more
Pope Francis says the secret to having peace lies in how we see others, but has outlined numerous “pressing issues” that are violating peace. Addressing the Council of Europe today, the Pope …read more
Pope Francis made his usual pre-apostolic trip visit to Santa Maria Maggiore on Monday evening, the eve of his visit to Strasbourg, France, where he today addressed the European Parliament …read more