Here is the text for the "global wave of prayer," sponsored by Caritas and suppported by Pope Francis. Today, Dec. 10, the "global wave" startedon the island of Samoa and will progress around the world until it reaches the same island some 24 hours and more than 164 countries later. * * * O God, you entrusted ...read more
Pope Francis has called the extent of hunger in the world today "a global scandal" in a video message released today. The video marks the launch of a Caritas federation campaign to end world hunger. "We are in front of a global scandal of around one billion people who still suffer from hunger today," the Holy ...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q1: Should a purple cope and humeral veil be used for Benediction during the Advent and Lenten seasons or should they always be white? Q2: Is it correct that the priest or bis...
Efforts are underway to secure the release of a group of Orthodox nuns who are believed to have been kidnapped by Islamist insurgents in the Syrian town of Maaloula. The head of Lebanon's security ministry, General Abbas Ibrahim, has been in Doha, Qatar, for the past two days to help secure their freedom. For th...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, …read more
Pope Francis will visit the paediatric Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome on Dec. 21st. Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, made the announcement at the end of a Vatican …read more
During his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis told the faithful that the Church should always be joyful as Jesus was. Commenting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah, …read more
An examination of the workings of the Roman Curia was the first order of business for the Council of Cardinals whose members met today. This is the second set of meetings held by the …read more
The Catholic Organization for Life and Family, sponsored by the Canadian episcopal conference, has launched a revised Web site to provide a variety of resources on life issues. Notable at the …read more
Vatican spokesman Fr. Thomas Rosica has written the following note with the director of the Vatican Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, in response tonumerous inquiries about Pope Francis’ …read more
Americans love decorations. It is a billion dollar business. And we can’t wait to put them up. Driven by a commercial calendar, we throw up spiders and bats in mid-September, and, once we …read more
A leading defender of Christianity in Europe has called for greater awareness of secularist intolerance and a more nuanced approach towards resisting it. Dr. Martin Kugler, of the Observatory …read more