Before praying the Angelus with the faithful at the conclusion of the beatification Mass of his predecessor, Pope Francis recalled the life and ministry of ‘Papa Montini’. The Pope called on those present to follow the teachings and example of Blessed Paul VI. “He was a staunch supporter of the mission ad gentes;...read more
A significant amount of the media coverage about the deliberations of the Synod on the Family was about whether those who are divorced and re-married outside of the Church could receive Communion. No data has been forthcoming on the number of people who are in this situation, but some recent reports show a signif...
As the synod drew to a close, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has expressed his belief that this Synod of Bishops will provide pastoral approaches to welcome Catholics back to the Church. In an interview with ZENIT before the final session, Cardinal Nichols admitted that while there were ...
“By our apostolic authority we declare that the Venerable Servant of God Paul VI, Pope, shall henceforth be called Blessed…” With these words, Pope Francis beatified Paul VI at the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops. The celebration comes at the conclusion of a two week meeting where the Pope, along with Bishop...
Quote for October 20th
'Our works are of no value if they be not united to the merits of Jesus Christ.'
- St. Teresa of Ávila
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Here below is the full text of the "Relatio post disceptationem" delivered in the synod hall this morning by the General Rapporteur, Cardinal Péter Erdő. *** Introduction Part I Listening: …read more
American spouses Alice and Jeff Heinzen from the Diocese of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, say they are “definitely being heard” at this Synod of Bishops. The couple, who work in marriage ministry for …read more
Be open to God's surprises and remember holy law is not an end in itself. This was Pope Francis’ message this morning at Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Vatican Radio reported. Commenting on the …read more
The Vatican today published the “post-discussion report” of the Extraordinary Synod on the family - a document summarizing the interventions and debates that took place last week in the synod …read more
It's "convenient" for Europe to ignore and forget about Christian persecution in the Middle East, saysMaronite Archbishop Elias Nassar, of Saida, Lebanon. He said this when addressing two …read more
Here is a homily given Sunday byBishop Philip Boyceof Rapho, at Mass in RTÉ studios, Donnybrook. * * * There’s a lovely story told about the life of Saint Teresa, one handed down to us by …read more
Here below is the statement of Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, permanent representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva at the 2014 …read more