In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to follow Christ's invitation to conversion. The Holy Father began by reflecting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah in which he calls "the princes of Sodom" and the "people of Gomorrah" to turn from their evil ways. "W...read more
“Where there is no honor for the elderly, there is no future for young people.” During his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis made this strong statement while continuing his catechesis on the family, with this and next week focusing on the elderly. Confining this week’s address to their...
Prior to meeting with the faithful in St. Peter's Square for his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis met with the Bishops-Friends of the Focolare Movement. The prelates share in the movement's charism, the principal point of which is promotion of unity. The Bishops are in Rome for the 38th Meeting, which is cu...
Many are still convinced Pope Pius XII did not help the Jews during World War II and much skepticism still surrounds his pontificate. In a film that debuted Monday in the Vatican, the protagonist, an Italian-American investigative journalist and a Jew, had this same mentality—at first. The movie, “Shades of Tru...
Quote for March 4th
"The world calls for and expects from us simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility... Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man. It risks being vain and sterile."
- Blessed Paul VI
With Pakistani elections looming ahead this month, Shahbaz Bhatti is being remembered as religious minorities remain at the center of the nation’s political, religious and social debate. …read more
Coptic Pope Tawadros II met yesterday with family members of the 21 Coptic Christians who were murdered by terrorists of the so-called Islamic State in February. According to Fides News …read more
In a Feb. 27 letter sent to members of Congress, two U.S. bishops stated that decisions around the 2016 budget resolution should be measured against whether they protect human life and …read more
Authorities in the province of Savannakhet, located in Laos, have declared that praying for the healing of the sick is in violation of the government's health care law. In a report that has …read more
The well-known former president of University of Notre Dame, Father Theodore Hesburgh, has died. At the age of 97, Fr. Hesburgh died Feb. 26 at the Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Indiana. …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s catechesis and that of next …read more
In West Africa, the Ebola epidemic claimed some 10,000 victims in 2014. Almost a year ago, the outbreak spread from Guinea the neighboring countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Thanks to …read more
Here is the address given by Pope Francis to the Bishops-Friends of the Focolare Movement who are gathered in Rome for their 38thmeeting, which reflects on the theme "The Eucharist: Mystery …read more