In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis stressed the importance of mothers and grandmothers in transmitting the faith to future generations. The first reading of today's Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus recounts Paul's letter to Timothy, in which he recalls the faith of the latter's mother ...read more
A shared commitment to proclaiming the Gospel enables all Christians "to overcome proselytism and competition in all their forms." These were the words of Pope Francis to religious leaders gathered in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the Walls in Rome yesterday evening. The celebration of Vespers concluded the "W...
Pope Francis stressed the need for lasting and continuous commitment to Muslim-Christian dialogue "in order to ensure we do not find ourselves unprepared in various situations and in different context." The Holy Father met on Saturday with participants of a meeting organized by the Pontifical Institute for Arabic...
The Instruction "Dignitas Connubii" can help ministers of the court to streamline annulment proceedings that are "often perceived by married couples as long and tiresome". These were the sentiments expressed by Pope Francis in an audience with members of an international conference commemorating the 10thannivers...
Quote for January 27th
'That which proceeds from God begins with a salutary fear and finishes with peace of mind.'
- St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Jordan's King Abdullah II praised Pope Francis' words on the need to reconcile freedom of expression and respect for religions and religious symbols. The monarch expressed his support for the …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to members of the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Vatican on Saturday. * * * Dear Cardinals, Dear Brother …read more
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, archbishop of Boston and chairman of the US bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, welcomed passage of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance …read more
Pope Francis appointed Capuchin Fr. Ivica Petanjak as bishop of Krk, Croatia. The diocese has apopulation of some 40,000, and 35,500 of them are Catholic. They are served by about 80 priests …read more
Here is the text of the homily given Sunday byArchbishop Eamon Martinof Armagh, primate of All Ireland, for Catholic Schools Week 2015. Catholic Schools Week 2015 is underway this week in …read more
The feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, Feb. 8, has been designated as the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. Last year, the U.S. bishops’ Committee on …read more
On Saturday, Pope Francis received the participants of the International Congress on Canon Law held in Rome from January 22-24, 2015 at the Pontifical Gregorian University, on the theme: …read more
Pope Francis received in audience the participants in the Ecumenical Colloquium of Religious Men and Women, promoted and organized by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and …read more