The task of every Christian is to build “the unity of the Church.” This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta today. The Holy Father reflected on the first reading in which St. Paul calls on the Christian community of Ephesus “to preserve the unity of the spirit...read more
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson has said that while the Vatican is “not trying to be the UN,” it can and is determined to listen and respond to those in need "on the peripheries." The cardinal from Ghana, who serves as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, made these observations to ZENIT...
As the Synod on the Family was in full swing last week, an organization defending the family and life at the UN presented retired Cardinal Renato Martino with the Maximilian Kolbe Medal for his “unwavering bravery” in defense of life. Cardinal Martino served from 1986 to 2002 as Pope St. John Paul II's represent...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, has written about the highlights of the Synod on the Family that concluded on Sunday, saying it was a "rich and moving experience". In a pastoral letter to his archdiocese this Sunday, Cardinal Nichols plays down reports of rancour in the synod hall or that the ou...
Quote for October 24th
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
- St. Gerard Majella
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to the Synod Fathers at the conclusion of the Synod of the Family. * * * Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, …read more
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Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, has reminded the world that the Synod of Bishops on the family, wrapping up its first …read more
Here below is the message of the Synod Assembly on the pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization, released Saturday afternoon by the Vatican: *** “We, Synod Fathers, …read more
Below is the communicato released by the Vatican following Pope Francis' meeting with the Prime Minister of Vietnam Saturday: *** Today His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience the …read more