Sends Video Message to Theology Congress in Home Diocese of Buenos Aires
Pope Francis says fidelity to doctrineand pastoral ministrycannot be set against each other. The Holy Father reaffirmed this ina video message broadcast Thursday to participants in the Second International Congress of Theology, on the theme “Vatican II: memory, present and prospects,”held in Buenos Aire...
Heads Into Central Rome, Surprising Locals, Tourists for New Lenses 'Only'
In the latest of his unexpected outings, Pope Francis has ventured into Rome's center to get new eyeglass lenses rather than waiting for the optician to come to him. According to Vatican Radio,Pope Francis surprised both locals and tourists yesterdaywhen he visited an optician to get his lenses replaced for hi...
Francis Expected to Arrive in Nairobi on Nov. 25
"On behalf of the Bishops, I am happy to announce that the Holy Father has accepted our invitation and will visit Kenya in November." This is the announcement made by Bishop Philip Anyolo of Homa Bay, president of the Kenyan episcopal conference, reported by the Fides news agency. The letter, a copy of which ...
During Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Says Person Who Gossips Is Comparable to Terrorist Throwing Bombs
Pope Francis has warned against gossiping, calling thefaithful to realize the impact of their words and attitudes and what it does tothe Church. According to Vatican Radio, during his daily morning Mass atCasa Santa Marta, the Pope said:“We’d do well to ask ourselves: Do I sow peace? For example, when ...
Quote for September 3rd
"Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit."
- Saint Lucy
November Event Marks 50 Years Since Dei Verbum
One way for families to live out the exhortation Pope Francis made today at the general audience of fostering love for God's Word in the family is to participate in National Bible Week this …read more
Lack of Properties Means Difficult Living Situations
This report is contributed by Eva-Maria Kolmann of Aid to the Church in Need. -- “Priests who do not have a calling will not last long here in the Ukraine.” Such, plain and simple, is the …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q:Is it permissible at a concelebrated funeral Mass for …read more
In Message to COP20 Forum on Climate Change, Cardinal Turkson Calls for Different Attitudes Toward Environment
Pope Francis suggests in hisencyclical on the environment Laudato si' that to recover harmony with Creation, "people ought to reflect on their lifestyles and ideals, in order to contemplate …read more
“The more the individual shuts himself in himself the more he destroys himself”
If international organizations are to be effective, there needs to be an understanding of the human person that is more realistic than the current one. This was suggested by Archbishop …read more
Prisoner Says He Feels 'Honored' to Contribute to Papal Project
Ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the United Statesnext month, prisoners in Philadelphia are working on making sure the Pontiff has a nice place to sit when he meets with them, reported …read more
Feast of Patroness, Our Lady of Charity, Comes Just Days Before Papal Trip
The Cuban episcopal conference has invited the Cuban people to take part in a preparatory novena for the Feast of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, the Island’s Patroness, as part of their …read more
Syriac Catholic Bishop Flavianus Michael Melki, martyred during the "Assyrian Genocide,"will soon be called 'blessed.' According to Fides, the bishop will be beatified at the Patriarchal …read more