During Regina Coeli, Francis Also Says Blessed Archbishop Romero Inspires Us to Witness Gospel With Courage
During Pope Francis'Regina Coeli address, Francis drew the world's attention to the 'zealous pastor' and martyr, Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was beatified yesterday in El Salvador. After celebrating Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost this morning in St. Peter's Basilica, at noon Pope Francis greeted the thous...
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jes...
"Today, the Church’s mission is faced by the challenge of meeting the needs of all people to return to their roots and to protect the values of their respective cultures."
Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis' message for the 89thWorld Mission Sunday to be celebrated October 18, 2015: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, The 2015 World Mission Sunday 2015 takes place in the context of the Year of Consecrated Life, which provides a further stimulus for prayer and ref...
"We too are given the gift of the 'language' of the Gospel and the 'fire' of the Holy Spirit, for us to proclaim the Risen Jesus in our midst and to warm the hearts of people, bringing them closer to Him."
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' address before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli this Pentecost Sunday in St. Peter's Square: *** Before the Regina Coeli: Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! The feast of Pentecost makes usrelive the beginnings of the Church. The book of Acts say...
Quote for May 21st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
In Pentecost Sunday Homily, Francis Says Spirit's Ability to Guide, Renew Can Conquer Corruption, Sin
The gift of the Holy Spirit renews the earth.Pope Francis made thisstatement during Mass for Pentecost Sunday this morning in St. Peter's Basilica: In his homily, the Holy Father remindedthe …read more
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' homily for Pentecost Sundayduring Mass this morning in St. Peter's Basilica: *** “As the Father has sent me, even so I send you... …read more
This articleis provided by Sarkis Boghjalian, director of the US branch of Aid to the Church in Need. --- I would like to start with this quotation from Dabiq -- the online publication of …read more
British Ambassador to Holy See Reflects on “The New Climate Economy. How Economic Growth and Sustainability Can Go Hand in Hand” Conference in Rome
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Church, government, business: a climate change alliance.' Published on May 21st, it is from Ambassador …read more
Cardinal Kurt Koch says the Nostra Aetate declaration was a landmark in relations between the Catholic Church and other faiths. According to an interview with Vatican Radio, the President of …read more
During Mass at Santa Marta, Says Jesus' Gaze Enables Us to Know What to Do, Repent for Sin
To know what we must do to change our hearts, let Jesus gaze upon you. During Pope Francis' daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, he made this suggestion. According to Vatican Radio, the …read more
Marks One of Several Ecumenical Encounters
For the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul onJune 29, the Sistine Chapel Choirwill be joined by the Anglican choir of New College, Oxford, reported Vatican Radio. On June 29,the two choirs will …read more
This report is contributed by Marta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need: Almost two years since the abduction in Raqqa, Syria, of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, jihadists grabbed a monk from …read more