For the second year in a row, Pope Francis has celebrated the Mass of the Lord's Supper, which begins the Easter Triduum, with the marginalized. This year the Mass took place at St. Mary of Providence of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Rome,a center for the elderly and disabled. Last year, he celebrated Mass on Ho...read more
Here is the Good Friday homily delivered today in St. Peter's Basilica by Capuchin FatherRaniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household. * * * “Judas was Standing with Them” (Jn 18:5) In the divine-human history of the passion of Jesus, there are many minor stories about men and women who entere...
Pope Francis had lunch with ten Roman priests on Holy Thursday, the day when the Church celebrates the institution of the Eucharist and the ministerial priesthood. Shortly before the lunch, the Pope visited the home of the Archbishop Angelo Becciu, substitute of the Secretariat of State, where he spent over an ho...
Conversion and confession, justice and pastoralness, liberty and truth - all concepts of ecclesial doctrine that risk remaining abstract if not applied to the concrete reality of people, to their wounds and to their sins. Then there's the question: must the Church adapt herself to the exigencies of the times, to th...
Quote for April 18th
“It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”
― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child
“My thoughts go to all the men and women you care for, and I pray for them,” Pope Francis told participants Saturday of a congress for surgeons who treat oncologoical patients. The congress …read more
This week begins with the festive procession of olive branches: the whole people welcome Jesus. The children, the young people sing, they praise Jesus. But this week then moves forward into …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Angelus at the conclusion of the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square. * * * At the end of this …read more
--- Isaiah 42:1-7 Psalm 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14 John 12:1-11 With the exception of HolyThursday, the first readings during Holy Week are all taken from the prophet Isaiah and are known as the four …read more
Here is an open letter released this weekend by Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, regarding Senate Bill 175. * * * To all people of goodwill in Colorado: I am writing to you today with a …read more