“Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the Devil.” These words from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians were at the center of Pope Francis’ homily today at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy Father described Christian life as a “continuous battle” against three enemies: the d...read more
At 11:45 this morning, the Holy Father received in audience a delegation of the Old Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Union of Utrecht. The Union of Utrecht is a federation of Old Catholic churches, not in communion with Rome, that seceded from the Catholic Church over the issue of Papal infallibility. Here ...
Here below the Statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the General Debate of the UNGA First Committee (New York, 14 October 2014): *** Mr. Chairman, As this is the first time that I address this Committee, allow me to assure y...
Following an exponential rise in the number of visitors to the Sistine Chapel over the past 20 years, the Vatican has unveiled a state-of-the art illumination and air conditioning system designed to preserve Michelangelo’s famous frescos. On Wednesday, the Vatican Museums introduced the 3 million euro project whi...
Quote for October 30th
'Idleness is a pestilence to a Christian man; we ought always therefore to be doing something, especially when we are alone in our rooms, lest the devil should come in and catch us idle.'
- St. Philip Neri
The Church tells us “by reason of their special vocation it belongs to the laity to seek the Kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God’s will.” The …read more
Pope Francis has urged the faithful to not let their limitations and fragile nature interfere with their ability to reach out to others and make a difference. Addressing thousands of pilgrims …read more
Pope Francis has said he is praying for and close to the people of Mexico after 43 Mexican students were burned alive in Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero. "I would like to raise a …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: This year, All Saints' Day falls on a Saturday and …read more
The archbishop of Portland, Oregon, released this week a pastoral statement on assisted suicide, as a young woman has moved to his diocese so that she can commit suicide under the Oregon …read more
Pope Francis has made an impassioned appeal for those being tormented by the deadly Ebola virus. Speaking to faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square toward the conclusion of his weekly …read more
Pope Francis will make a Nov. 28-30 apostolic visit to Turkey. In the lead-up to his visit, the following statistical data on the Catholic Church in the country is provided by the Central …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address Tuesday to participants in the World Meeting of Popular Movements, organized and promoted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in …read more