Says to promote justice and peace, society also has to value life at every stage
Pope Francis is echoing his predecessors’ affirmation that life ethics and social ethics are intrinsically linked, such that a society cannot claim to promote justice and peace while at the same time devaluing life in its weakest stages. The Pope said this in a message Friday to the Second International Conferen...
Children will receive Confirmation and First Eucharist in 3rd grade
In a move anticipated since his arrival to the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila announced on the solemnity of Pentecostthe beginning of the process to restore the sacraments of initiation to their original order so that the sacraments will be conferred as follows: baptism, confi...
Ask government to take Catholics into account in crafting legislation, so that lives and consciences are protected
The leader of Canada's bishops is asking the government to take Catholics into account in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in February on assisted suicide. In a letter tothe Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, ArchbishopPaul-André Durocher warns that new legislation on assisted suicide ...
Society stands in great need of the 'feminine genius'
Here is the message sent by Pope Francis to the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, regarding theSecond International Conference on Women, which concluded Sunday in Rome. The event was organised by the council, in cooperation with the World Union of Women’s Catholic Organisations and the ...
Quote for May 25th
"By contrast, whoever out of love for God gives oneself to the service of others will live, like the grain of wheat that dies, but only apparently… Only in undoing itself does it produce the harvest."
- Blessed Oscar Romero
In q-and-a with consecrated, also speaks of spiritual direction as a charism for the laity
Pope Francis says that the role of consecrated women is particularly important in the Church, as a reflection of the Church's and Mary's maternal love and a path to discover how to better …read more
"To abide in God and in his love, and thus to proclaim by our words and our lives the resurrection of Jesus, to live in unity with one another and with charity towards all. This is what the four women Saints canonized today did."
Here is the Vatican-providedtranslation of Pope Francis' homily at the today's canonization of BlessedsGiovanna Emilia De Villeneuve, Mary Christine of the Immaculate Conception, …read more
Canonizes Four New Saints from Palestine, Italy and France
Like the four new saints canonized today, Christians are called to "abide in God and in his love, and thus to proclaim by our words and our lives the resurrection of Jesus, to live in unity …read more
Also Prays for Countries of Newly Canonized Saints
Following the canonization of four new Saints, Pope Francis prayed for the country of Burundi following a failed coup attempt against the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza. While the …read more
Meets Palestinian Authority Head of State on Eve of Canonizations
Pope Francis received the President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican on Saturday. President Abbas was in Rome for today's canonization of two saints …read more
Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one. When I was with them I protected …read more
Says that Christian Communities Who Are Fearful and Lack Joy Are 'Sick'
"Fear is not a Christian attitude,"but rather an attitude "of a caged animal without freedom." These were the words of Pope Francis today during his morning homily at Casa Santa Marta. …read more
Will Succeed Outgoing President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga as Head of Catholic Relief Organization
Cardinal Luis AnthonyTagleof Manila was elected as the new president of Caritas Internationalis, making him its first president from Asia. Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of over …read more