In moments of darkness, our lament becomes a prayer, but we must guard ourselves against overdramatizing our complaints and remember that there are people experiencing “great tragedies” who have good reason to lament, like the Christians driven from their homes for the faith, said Pope Francis Tuesday during Mass a...read more
At his weekly general audience today, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for the extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family due to open on Sunday. Around 150 Synod fathers from across the globe will take place in the Oct. 5-19 meeting to discuss the pastoral challenges of the family ...
“Everyone aspires to succeed in their family life. Christ’s Gospel should proclaim a hope to families,” Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois has said on the eve of the first of two Synod of Bishops on the Family which opens Sunday, October 5, at the Vatican. The Archbishop of Paris, who is president delegate at the forthco...
Below is a translation of the Pope's address at this morning's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good Morning, From the beginning, the Lord filled the Church with the gifts of His Spirit, thus rendering her always alive and fruitful. Distinguished among these gifts are som...
Quote for October 1st
"I understand so very well that it is only through love that we can render ourselves pleasing to the good Lord, that love is the one thing I long for. The science of love is the only science I desire."
- St. Therese of Lisieux
Pope Francis has urged faithful to use the Holy Spirit’s gifts, received as God’s children and which nourish and enrich the Church and promote unity. Speaking to thousands gathered in St. …read more
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako has called on Muslims to condemn violent extremism that distorts religion, saying he is sure that not all Muslims approve of the actions of the …read more
Two Masses of thanksgiving were celebrated Tuesday in the basilicas of St. John Lateran and St. Mary Major, respectively presided by Cardinals Agostino Vallini (Vicar General of the Holy …read more
The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, has called for international action to aid refugees in Africa. The papal diplomat told the UN …read more
A Catholic graduate school in Arlington, Virginia, has opened this fall a fully online Master’s degree in psychology, to expand their approach to teaching psychology based on a truly Catholic …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I see with increasing frequency programs for funeral …read more
The Vatican confirmed today that on Sunday Pope Francis will celebrate the opening Mass of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. “On Sunday, October 5, 2014, XXVII …read more
The cardinal bishop of Hong Kong has urgently called on authorities to put the personal safety of citizens first and to exercise restraint in the use of force. Cardinal John Tong issued the …read more