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
Cardinal Robert Sarah has been named the new prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. This Sunday, Pope Francis nominated Cardinal Sarah, who most recently was serving as president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, the Church’s charitable arm, to this role which has been vacant since A...
During his daily morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francisstressed how the Church must be poor, humble, and completely focused on God. If it is tempted into “ostentation” and “vanity,” he said, it will not accomplish its mission. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on how the “poor Church ...
Pope Francis sent a message of condolence to the family of Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini, who passed away on November 22. Cardinal Angelini, who was 98 years old, was the President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Healthcare Workers. In his telegram, the Pope expressed his “profound sympathy” to the late Cardi...
Quote for November 24th
“Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.”
― St. Thérèse de Lisieux
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's homily at the Canonization Mass of SaintsGiovanni Antonio Farina; Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family; Ludovico da …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address to participants of the III Congress of Ecclesial Movments and New Communities on Saturday, November 22nd. * * * Dear brothers …read more
Addressing the participants of the 7th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, Pope Francis said that those who migrate aspire to hope for a better future for their families, “even …read more
“There are two things that the people of God cannot forgive: a priest attached to money and a priest who mistreats people. This they cannot forgive!" These were the words of the Holy Father …read more
Pope Francis has added Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of Durban, South Africa to the list of Delegate Presidents at next year’s Synod of Bishops. The XIV General Assembly of the Ordinary Synod …read more