“My commitment,”Dr. Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, president of theCentesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, has said, is to bring together Church and economic leaders and "help them apply the social teachings of the Catholic Church.” Along with President Bickel, the speakers present at this morning's press confere...read more
Here is the first Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * In this first meditation of Lent, I would like to take advantage of the Holy Father’s absence, to propose a reflection on his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, which I ...
The theme of Father Raniero Cantalamessa’s first Lenten homily is Evangelii Gaudium, in which the Papal Household Preacher points out first of allthe thread that unites several post-Council Popes on the subject of evangelization. In his Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis reminds that the starting point of any so...
Pope Francis concluded his Lenten Spiritual Exercises this morning, along with members of the Roman Curia. At the conclusion of the retreat, the Holy Father expressed his gratefulness for the five day retreat. "In the name of everyone, and in mine, I would like to give thanks to the Father, for his work among u...
Quote for February 27th
'Consider every day that you are then for the first time beginning; and always act with the same fervor as on the first day you began.'
- St. Anthony of Padua
Here is the Vatican-provided text of the statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the U.N. Economic and Social Council at the …read more
On the occasion of the Ukranian Bishops’ visit ad Limina and pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Archbishop Major of the Ukranian Greek-Catholic …read more
While many newspapers have reported solely on comments regarding 'married priests', there is much more to Pope Francis' address during his annual meeting with the clergy of Rome today. The …read more
Christians are faced with one choice: to choose the path that leads either to life or death. This was Pope Francis' reflection today during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy …read more
On the occasion of the anniversary of the Lateran Treaty, the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, met with Italian president Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister …read more