This morning, at 9:00, in the Synod Hall, during the celebration of Terce, Pope Francis held an Ordinary Public Consistory for the canonization of the Blesseds: Giuseppe Vaz, priest of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, founder of the Oratory of the Miraculous Holy Cross in Goa and apostle of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Ca...read more
Before praying the Angelus with the faithful at the conclusion of the beatification Mass of his predecessor, Pope Francis recalled the life and ministry of ‘Papa Montini’. The Pope called on those present to follow the teachings and example of Blessed Paul VI. “He was a staunch supporter of the mission ad gentes;...
A significant amount of the media coverage about the deliberations of the Synod on the Family was about whether those who are divorced and re-married outside of the Church could receive Communion. No data has been forthcoming on the number of people who are in this situation, but some recent reports show a signif...
As the synod drew to a close, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has expressed his belief that this Synod of Bishops will provide pastoral approaches to welcome Catholics back to the Church. In an interview with ZENIT before the final session, Cardinal Nichols admitted that while there were ...
Quote for October 20th
'Our works are of no value if they be not united to the merits of Jesus Christ.'
- St. Teresa of Ávila
“By our apostolic authority we declare that the Venerable Servant of God Paul VI, Pope, shall henceforth be called Blessed…” With these words, Pope Francis beatified Paul VI at the closing …read more
Pope Francis has ensured that the world will be fully aware of results of this synod on the family and has warned the world’s top Church officials against various temptations, including being …read more
At the conclusion of the Holy Mass, Pope Francis recited the Angelus with the faithful and pilgrims present in St. Peter's Square. These are the Pope's words of introduction to the Marian …read more
Ephesians 2:1-10 Psalm 100:1b-2,3,4ab,4c-5 Luke 12:13-21 Jesus tells the sad story of a rich man who found security in material things and forgot about the most important thing: love of God …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s homily at the Celebration of Mass for the Closing of the Synod of Bishops and the Beatification of Pope Paul VI. * * * We have just heard one of …read more
The Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech. They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to the Synod Fathers at the conclusion of the Synod of the Family. * * * Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, …read more
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