This Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, the Pope and the Roman Curia will begin their spiritual exercises. The meditations will be led by Fr. Angelo De Donatis, parish of San Marco Evangelista in Campidoglio. This year's spiritual exercises will be based on the theme “the purification of the heart” and will take p...read more
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has spoken to the three leaders of the ordinariates established for former Anglicans who wanted full communion with the Church. Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müllerspoke with the ordinaries in Rome aboutthe delicacy andimportance of their task "in these f...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, at the end of this month to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. The purpose of theMarc...
A CNN poll released Thursday finds that a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on the legality of abortion. The largest percentage of Americans (38%) favor abortion being legal in only a few circumstances. At the opposite ends of the spectrum, 27% want abortion legal in all circumstances, while 20% w...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
The official Web site for Pope Francis' trip to the Holy Land in May has been launched. The May 24-26 trip will mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's trip to the Holy Land in 1964. The …read more
1) Faith overcomes concern This Sunday’s liturgy presents as the first reading a passage from the prophet Isaiah, who assures us that God does not forget us, and as Gospel a passage …read more
Earlier today, Pope Francis received members of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America who are in Rome for their Plenary Assembly. The commission met this week to discuss the theme: …read more
This afternoon, Pope Francis received in audience -- in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Vatican Palace --, the members of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, who took part in …read more
Yesterday afternoon, Pope Francis met with 45 members of an important interfaith group from Argentina who returned from a visit to the Holy Land. The Holy Father, who will also visit the Holy …read more
AshWednesday, the beginning of Lent, falls onMarch 5this year. Lived well, Lent can convert the heart and transform a person's life. That's the whole point of the season - to ready us for the …read more
The use of unsound reasoning to answer moral questions, or casuistry, is a trap against us and God. Pope Francis stressed this during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. The Holy …read more
It has been long thought that there were just two sexes. After all,Genesisproclaimed that God created them “male” and “female”. All cultures throughout history have seen fit to distinguish …read more