The Vatican announced that this morning Pope Francis met with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, who on Wednesday returned to Rome after a mission in Iraq as the Pontiff's personal envoy. Cardinal Filoni had spent more than a week in the war-torn nation with a...read more
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City on Wednesday filed a lawsuit asking a judge to halt the desecration of a Eucharistic Host as part of a planned satanic black mass scheduled for September in the city's Civic Center. District Court Judge Bryan Dixon responded the same day with a restraining order, enjoining...
Below is the communique issued this morning by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace which, on behalf of the Holy Father, announces the theme of the message for the 48th World Day of Peace, Jan. 1, 2015: *** POPE FRANCIS ANNOUNCES THE THEME OF THE MESSAGE FOR THE 48thWORLD DAY OF PEACE (1 JANUARY 2015) ...
Pope Francis is encouraging members of an Italian charitable organization to continue their activities to show Christ to others. Speaking to the group ‘Opera di Nazaret’ (Work of Nazareth) in his residence Casa Santa Marta on Wednesday evening, the Pope urged them to continue their “charitable and missionary acti...
Quote for August 21st
'We no sooner begin a work for the honor and glory of God, than the world at once becomes uneasy, or the devil throws obstacles in the way.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Pope Francis has thanked the faithful for their prayers for his relatives who were killed and injured yesterday in a car crash in Argentina. At the close of this morning’s weekly audience, he …read more
The Pope’s special envoy to Iraq has said Christians and religious minorities in the country are facing genocide and the international community must act quickly to come to their aid. In an …read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave at this morning's General Audience in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! A few days ago, I …read more
The president of Argentina has telephoned Pope Francis to express sympathy over the death of the Pope's family members who were killed in a motor vehicle accident. This afternoon, Cristina …read more
The poet Robert Frost once said that writing free verse was like playing tennis without a net. It’s the same for those who would like their Christianity to be free from dogma. Dogma, for …read more
Here is the English-language summary of Pope Francis' General Audience of today: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters: My recent apostolic journey to Korea enabled me to visit a young and dynamic …read more
The British Parliament is currently considering the legalization of assisted suicide. The act under consideration was introduced by Lord Falconer and eschews the term “suicide,” preferring …read more
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II decree on ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has published a document titled: “A Church in …read more