Last November, the Holy See announced that they would be opening three showers under the colonnades of St. Peter's Basilica for the homeless. Now they will also open a barber shop and offer haircuts and shaves free of charge for homeless people. According to the Italian news agency, ANSA, haircuts and shaves will...read more
Pope Francis called for a "negotiated solution" to assist those suffering from persecution and violence in Syria and Iraq. The Holy Father made his appeal during an audience with the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Easter Orthodox Churches today at the Vat...
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to never forget the memory of their first love, Christ, in order to not become lukewarm Christians. The first reading of today continued from the Letter to the Hebrews, in which he invites Christians to "remember the days past whe...
The Church’s patrimony regarding families is enormous, says Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, and that is why the Church is a type of Noah’s ark to save families in a troubled world. The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family made this reflection in an interview with ZENIT last week. He also offered advice ...
Quote for January 30th
“Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think.”
― Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's homily at the celebration of Vespers on the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The prayer service took place …read more
During an audience with the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, Pope Francis encouraged judges to provide “real access to the justice of the Church” in cases of marriage annulment. The Holy Father …read more
Religious liberty provides for the free exercise of one’s faith in every aspect of life. This freedom is far more extensive than merely having the freedom to attend the worship service of …read more
This year’s theme, for the 49th World Day of Social Communications, is: “Communicating the family: a privileged place of encounter with the gift of love.” It follows the process of the Synod …read more
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints recognized the miracles, heroic virtues and martyrdom of several religious men, including the American founder of the Sisters of Mary and …read more