Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said Chinese Christians can be optimists even if the situation facing the Church of China has not changed. Cardinal Zen was in Rome for the start of the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium Tuesday afternoon in Rome's Urbaniana University on the theme"Mission in Asia: Pope J...read more
“We declare and define Blesseds Giovanni Antonio Farina; Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family; Ludovico da Casoria; Nicola da Longobardi; Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart and Amato Ronconi to be Saints and we enroll them among the Saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole C...
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Angelus prayer at the conclusion of the Canonization Mass of six new Saints. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, At the conclusion of this celebration, I would like to greet all of you who have come to honor the new Saints, espe...
Jesus said to his disciples: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his ri...
Quote for November 21st
"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Here is the latest column written by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, for the archdiocesan newspaper, Catholic New York. * * * As all of you know by now, two weeks ago, as a …read more
Pope Francis says that in order for business people to thrive and be a positive force in the world, they should turn to God’s Word and pray often. Speaking today to accountants gathered in …read more
Pope Francisreceived in the Vatican today Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, who was in Rome after a trip to Russia and China; it was the first time he has been received by the Holy Father. …read more
Last August marked the anniversary of the 2008 massacre of more than 100 Christians at the hands of a Hindu mob in Kandhamal district in Orissa (Odisha) State, India—and the culprits, though …read more
The Church in the US will support nearly 200 projects in Latin America, providing funding totaling more than $3.2 million. At their meeting Nov. 8, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ …read more
-- Roman Rite XXXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A - November 16, 2014 Prv 31, 10-13.19-20.30-31; Ps 128; 1 Thes 5, 1-6; Mt 25, 14-30 Ambrosian Rite 1st Sunday of Advent 1) The first …read more
Pope Francis wants an “outbound” Church and a conference to be held in Rome this month aims at taking on this challenge. In a press conference held in the Vatican press office this morning, …read more
Pope Francis will make his second apostolic visit to Asia this January in his first voyage to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. This morning, the Vatican released the Pope's itinerary for his …read more