Pope Francis says the blood of persecuted Christians is crying out to "everyone who can still distinguish between good and evil." He said this in a message Monday to His Holiness Abuna Matthias, patriarch of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, after the Islamic State (ISIS) released a video Sunday showing the...read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: In Vietnam, the Eucharistic minister wears a deacon's stole, as you can see in the attached picture. Is this right? -- N.T., Vietnam A: Our reader accompanied the question ...
Here is the text of a message sent by Pope Francis to the patriarch of theEthiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, in response to the video released Sunday by ISIS showing the slaying of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Like the ISIS video released in February of the 21Coptic Christians from Egypt being executed, t...
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis said that Christians are called to follow the example of the saints and martyrs, who did not give in to the temptation of seeking power. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel of St. John, in which a crowd seeks Jesus "n...
Quote for April 21st
"You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions."
-Saint John Vianney
The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has published the following calendar of liturgical celebrations at which the Holy Father will preside from April to June 2015: …read more
In the wake of his weekend visit to Iraq, the Archbishop of Westminster has called for the 'resilience of faith' to never be underestimated. According to Vatican Radio, English Cardinal …read more
For being a Christian, a boy in Pakistan has been burnt alive and now is in serious condition. According to Fides, some young Muslims burnt alive 14-year-old Christian teenager, Nauman Masih, …read more
A look at the Pope's itinerary for his upcoming trip to Sarajevo. To view the video click here URL: …read more
Speaking at Casa Santa Marta, he discussed how early Christian communities shared everything. To view the video click here URL: …read more
In preaching, the Church's message must always be spoken with frankness and courage, without fear of announcing the truth. These were the words of Pope Francis in his morning homily at Casa …read more
"It is a privilege to participate in the work of the Father who forms the heart of the Son in those whom the Spirit has called." With these words, Pope Francis encouraged participants in an …read more
The ninth meeting of the Council of Cardinals desired by Pope Francis to assist him in the governance of the Universal Church to study the plans for reforming the Apostolic Constitution “ …read more