Urges 10,000 to Be Missionaries, Not Be Closed In
Pope Francis is urgingaltar servers to go out to be missionaries to the world. Speaking to about 10,000 altar servers from three different continents tonight in St. Peter's Square, the Pope said, "Precisely because we are filled with the joy of being friends with Jesus Christ, faith draws us towards others, mak...
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein Speaks on Crowdfunding Campaign to Rebuild the Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha
"The false gods will be eliminated." This verse is taken from the Aleinu, the Jewish closing prayer of the morning, afternoon and evening services. It is a beautiful hymn of praise, one that signifies the Jewish people's faith in the one true God. On June 18th, 2015, arsonists twisted that prayer to justify a...
"If we do not resist him, Jesus will touch our lips with the flame of his merciful love, as he did to the prophet Isaiah"
Below is the Vatican-provided translation ofPope Francis' addressto thousands of altar servers from various countriesin St. Peter's Square tonight: *** Dear Altar Servers, Good evening. I thank you all for coming in such great numbers; you have withstood the heat of the sun in Rome in August. I t...
Questions on the Obligations of Celebrating the Divine Office
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: During Holy Week and Christmas, priests who celebrate the vigil Masses are exempt from celebrating the Evening Prayer I of the feast. My question is: I celebrate evening Mass...
Quote for August 4th
"There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth."
- Leo Tolstoy
Louis Raphael I Sako Recognized for Commitment to Dialogue, Unity in Iraq
His Beatitude Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Baghdad, Iraq, will receive the international “La Traglia – Ethnic Groups and Communities” award from the Italian …read more
Christmas is yet some time away, but in France, in the southern city of Montpellier, the thought of many in the last hours was turned to the Nativity Creche. One of the most important symbols …read more
IBM Develops Application to Help Pilgrims Navigate Philadelphia
As final preparations are underway for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, a new mobile app has been launched to help pilgrims and residents navigate around the city. The “Go …read more
When Pope John Paul II chose Denver for World Youth Day 1993, skeptics were aghast. Colorado was an empty square in the middle of nowhere. A second-tier city with a Ku Klux Klan legacy, …read more
Mayor De Blasio Tells ZENIT of US Papal Trip, Hopes for a 'Cleansing' of Congress
The mayor of New York says nothing could be more encouraging or inspirational than having Pope Francis, "the strongest moral voice in the world today,"calling the world's leading political …read more
"Man can’t be separated from the rest; there is a relation of mutual influence..."
Yesterday, at the Synod’s Hall in the Vatican, Pope Francis addressed the Meeting on “Modern slavery and climate change: the commitment of cities” organized by the Pontifical Academy of …read more
The judges of Pakistan’s Supreme Court have suspended the death sentence of a Pakistani Christian mother accused of blasphemy. According to Fides News Agency, the judges in Lahore declared …read more
"My delegation would like to reiterate that the ideal is still for the elderly to remain within the family, with the guarantee of effective social assistance for the greater needs which age or illness entail"
Here is the intervention of the Holy See to the UN's6thSession of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing;General Discussion, Agenda Item (4):“Existinginternational framework on the human …read more