Pope Francis received in private audience on Friday Gaza parish priest Father George Hernandez, during which he expressed his closeness to those who have suffered in the war-ravaged territory. In the 45 minute meeting, the fellow Argentine told the Holy Father that the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, of which h...read more
As a symbol of peace, Pope Francis will be donating an olive tree to be planted at an Interreligious Match for Peace, drawing together world-famous soccer champions this Monday at Rome’s Olympic Stadium. On the afternoon of the game, the Pope will receive the players in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall as sort of a “ki...
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh are both urging their flocks to take part in the Independence Referendum, to take place Sept. 18th. They also ask Catholics to engage with the issues being raised in the period up to the vote. The appeals will be made i...
A Mexican wave of moral indignation swept through the chattering class this month when the hypothesis was raised of a link between abortion and breast cancer. We heard, in shrill tones, that claims of such a link are “factually incorrect” (blogger Mia Freedman), “absurd” (Simon Breheny of the IPA) and even “an ins...
Quote for August 29th
'Tribulations, if we bear them patiently for the love of God, appear bitter at first, but they grow sweet, when one gets accustomed to the taste.'
St. Philip Neri
Indonesia’s PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyonohas said the actions of Islamic State (ISIS) militants are “embarrassing” to the Muslim religion and that their slaughters are “shocking” and “out …read more
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has said his country faces an extremely difficult situation and strongly rejects Orthodox accusations that his church is responsible for …read more
Today the Obama Administrationreleaseditseighthrevisionto the Health and Human Service (HHS) Mandate. The mandate has been at the heart of dozens of legal battles because it requires …read more
With two albums released, this 19-year-old artist sees her music as a way of finding God. To view the video click here: …read more
As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio pushed for two educational programs that translate to: "Neighbors School” and "Sisters School.” Both of them were combined to make way for …read more
On his flight back from South Korea, Pope Francis said he was very concerned about the violence in Iraq and the attacks on religious minorities. He even said that if need be, he'd be willing …read more
The Archdiocese of Detroit has expressed its sadness over the death of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka.who passed away August 20th. The American prelate was archbishop of the diocese from 1981 …read more
--- Isaiah 22:19-23 Psalm 138:1-2,2-3,6,8 Romans 11:33-36 Matthew 16:13-20 Isaiah relates to us the story of Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah. He is not the king, but is to become the "master of …read more