The task of every Christian is to build “the unity of the Church.” This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta today. The Holy Father reflected on the first reading in which St. Paul calls on the Christian community of Ephesus “to preserve the unity of the spirit...read more
As the Synod on the Family was in full swing last week, an organization defending the family and life at the UN presented retired Cardinal Renato Martino with the Maximilian Kolbe Medal for his “unwavering bravery” in defense of life. Cardinal Martino served from 1986 to 2002 as Pope St. John Paul II's represent...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, has written about the highlights of the Synod on the Family that concluded on Sunday, saying it was a "rich and moving experience". In a pastoral letter to his archdiocese this Sunday, Cardinal Nichols plays down reports of rancour in the synod hall or that the ou...
Pope Francis is insisting that if one seeks to have true ecumenical dialogue, then he must allow himself to be renewed by the Lord and to be more faithful to Him and His will. Speaking to members of the Orientale Lumen Foundation of America, who visited the Vatican this morning, the Pope said, “Every Christian pi...
Quote for October 24th
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
- St. Gerard Majella
While saying that the Holy Father sees that families today have been attacked and feels their pain and brokenness, Cardinal Robert Sarah has reaffirmed that we must strongly and firmly defend …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope's address today to representatives of the International Association of Criminal Law. * * * Distinguished Gentlemen and Ladies! I greet you all cordially and …read more
At this morning’s Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that left to ourselves, we are weak, but he encouraged the faithful to turn to God and the Holy Spirit, who not only have the …read more
The Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh has launched a marriage preparation initiative aimed at producing well-formed Catholic families. “I hope this new initiative will create happy and …read more
Pope Francis today received Grenada's Prime Minister Keith Mitchell who was accompanied by his wife, son and mother. The meeting between Mitchell and Pope Francis lasted 25 minutes in the …read more
Living in the United States I’m often wearied by the constant competitiveness of our culture. We seem to swallow without thinking the culture of success at all costs. I call this theAlpha …read more