Pope Francis has named the following as new members of the International Theological Commission, and has renewed others whose five year term had passed. The following will serve on the commission until 2019: - FatherSerge-Thomas BONINO, O.P., Secretary General, France. - FatherTerwase Henry AKAABIAM, Niger...read more
-- Proverbs 30:5-9 Psalm 119:29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163 Luke 9:1-6 The Book of Proverbs concludes with the words of Agur (30:1-33); the words of Lemuel (31:1-9); and the praise of a good wife (31:10-31). Today's First Reading is taken from the words of Agur. Agur begins with questions that challenge his list...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q:I never assist in Mass wearing just the alb and the stole. I insist in wearing the ordinary vestment for a deacon, my dalmatic. In case of Communion services, should I or shou...
Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, theprefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, met Bishop Bernard Fellay, the superior general of the breakaway Society of St. Pius X this morning, the Vatican announced today. In a statement, the Vatican said: "On the morning of Tuesday 23 September from 11 am to 1 pm, ...
Quote for September 23rd
"The things that we love tell us what we are."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Here is the statement for October's Respect Life Month, sponsored by the US episcopal conference. * * * My dear friends in Christ: Pope Francis has captivated the world with his humility, …read more
Yes indeed, I am Sister Mira, daughter of the Albanian people; I was born and grew up during the Communist dictatorship. I will write a few lines of history, because outside of history …read more
-- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Psalm 17:1bcd, 6-7, 8b and 15 Luke 8:1-3 Jesus continues to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to the towns and villages of Galilee. Jesus is accompanied not …read more
Atheists sometimes blame Christians for believing in a Heavenly Father who is great big sugar daddy in the sky who will take us to heaven when we die. Our God, they say, is like Colonel …read more
In a statement to mark Respect Life Month, October 2014, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, called for “community and solidarity” as an antidote to threats against life. Cardinal O …read more
Having the courage to acknowledge that we are sinners enables us to receive Christ’s caress, His forgiveness, said Pope Francis Thursday morning during Mass at Santa Marta. The day's liturgy …read more
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Anthony Fisher of Parramatta as the new Archbishop of Sydney. He replaces Cardinal George Pell who is now prefect of the Vatican’s new Secretariat for the …read more
The leaders of the Churches in the Middle East have appealed to the United Nations to protect minorities in Iraq and Syria from the “massacres and atrocities” being committed by ISIS. …read more