Cardinal Parolin Sends Papal Letter for 1400th Anniversary of Irish Missionary's Death
“Saint Columbanus, who according to Benedict XVI we can truly consider one of the ‘Fathers of Europe,’ was convinced that there can be fraternity in the heart of Europe between people only if a civilization exists that is open to God.” This statement was made by Pope Francis in a letterthat Vatican Secretary of...
Also Praying That Catechists Practice What They Preach
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on youth and catechists. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for September. His universal intention is “Opportunities for the Young.That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people." For his...
Says 'Deeply Saddened' to Hear Tragic Loss of Life, Construction in Dominica
Pope Francis has expressed his "heartfelt condolences"to the loved ones of the victims of Hurricane Erika, which to date has claimed at least 20 lives in the Caribbean. In a condolence telegram sent to Bishop Gabriel Malzaireof Roseau, Dominica, byVatican Secretary of StateCardinal Pietro Parolinon his...
St. John Neumann Was Bishop of the City and St. Katharine Drexel Was Born Here
When Pope Francis and thousands of families arrive next month to Philadelphia, they are sure to be welcomed by two saints with ties to the city. Fr. Thomas Rosica, English-language assistant for the Vatican press office, has compiled the following biographies: * * * ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE NEUMANN, C.SS.R.(...
Quote for August 31st
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
-Saint Gerard Majella
Autopsy of Accused Child Abuser Awaiting Trial Shows He Had a Heart Attack
Following an autopsy performed afterformer apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski, died last Friday, Aug. 28, it has been confirmed that the accused child abuser died of …read more
Terms End for Leaders of Various Offices
The bishops of India announced Friday that five priests have taken up or will take up new roles at the episcopal conference. The Standing Committee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of …read more
“Saint Columbanus, who according to Benedict XVI we can truly consider one of the ‘Fathers of Europe’ was convinced that there can be fraternity in the heart of Europe between people only if a civilization exists that is open to God”
Here is a translation of the Letter that the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sent yesterday, in the name of the Holy Father Francis, to H.E. Monsignor Gianni Ambrosio, Bishop of …read more
"Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life and destruction in the wake of Hurricane Erika, His Holiness Pope Francis sends his heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased and prays for all those providing rescue and relief service."
Below is the Vatican-released condolence telegram sent by Vatican Secretary of State,Cardinal Pietro Parolin,on Pope Francis' behalf, for the the victims of Hurricane Erikathat, in recent …read more
Henry and Inez Casolani Died in the 1990s
For the first time in history, a married couple will be canonized together when the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux are raised to the altars this October. Another couple, from Malta, might …read more
Vatican officials, bishops, clergy and academics from around the world came together Friday in Philadelphia to offer to more than 200 news journalists covering religion an intensive course on …read more
During Angelus Address, Warns Against Being a Modern-Day Pharisee
Pope Francis says that the exhortation Jesus makes in today’s Gospel is a warning for today, lest we think that "an exterior observance of the law is sufficient for being a good Christian." …read more
Asks International Community, 'Do Something'
Referring to Saturday’s beatification of a martyr-bishop in Lebanon, Pope Francis noted that the number of Christians being martyred today exceeds the number of those who lost their lives …read more