Pope Francis says we need to break down the stigma of autism and is calling on government, institutions, and Christian communities to do so. Speaking Saturday morning to the participants of a three-day conference held at the Vatican, he said support is needed topay "due attention" to the rights, needs, and poten...read more
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address Saturday at the Vatican to participants in the conference titled "The Person with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Animating Hope:" *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Thank you for your welcome! I am happy to welcome you at the end of your XXIX International Conference ...
Cardinal Robert Sarah has been named the new prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. This Sunday, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Sarah to the post, which has been vacant since August. He was most recentlyserving as president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, the Church’s charitable a...
The young Christian men of the musical group Tenore are singing for God and believe Pope Francis is offering the world hope. Jason Catron, MarkDavidWilliams and Carlos Santiago, in an exclusive interview with ZENIT following their recent concert in Rome, shared that they sing for no reason other than for the "g...
Quote for November 24th
“Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.”
― St. Thérèse de Lisieux
Family is an anthropological fact, says Pope Francis, not something that can be qualified by "ideological" or "conservative or progressive notions." The Pope said this today as he opened a …read more
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address in the Vatican this morningat the "Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman," underway through Nov. 19. *** Dear sisters and brothers, …read more
Here is a statement by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia regarding today's announcement that Pope Francis will be attending the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next …read more
Pope Francis says that when family life is endangered, then the life of faith is also put at risk, which is why bishops must be actively building up the family. Addressing Zambian bishops at …read more
Christians in every age face the temptation to reject Christ when he appears in the faces of the poor, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta today. The Pope drew from …read more
During Pope Francis’ Nov. 28-30 apostolic visit to Turkey, there will be an inaugural Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the first Sunday of Advent to celebrate the start of the Church’s year …read more
Pope Francis on Sunday said that the various parties involved in conflicts linked to immigration have to come together and talk, "even in a room in the parish" so as to avoid the "temptation …read more
Here below is Pope Francis' address to the episcopal conference of Zambia this morning in the Vatican, on the occasion of the bishops' ad limina visit: *** Dear Brother Bishops, I welcome you …read more