In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis stressed the importance of mothers and grandmothers in transmitting the faith to future generations. The first reading of today's Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus recounts Paul's letter to Timothy, in which he recalls the faith of the latter's mother ...read more
A shared commitment to proclaiming the Gospel enables all Christians "to overcome proselytism and competition in all their forms." These were the words of Pope Francis to religious leaders gathered in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the Walls in Rome yesterday evening. The celebration of Vespers concluded the "W...
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to members of the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Vatican on Saturday. * * * Dear Cardinals, Dear Brother Bishops and Priests, Brothers and sisters, I receive you with pleasure at the conclusion of the conference organized to ...
On Saturday, Pope Francis received the participants of the International Congress on Canon Law held in Rome from January 22-24, 2015 at the Pontifical Gregorian University, on the theme: Dignitas Connubii, Ten Years after Its Publication: Evaluation and Prospects.” The following is a translation of the Pope’s add...
Quote for January 26th
“It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”
― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child
During an audience with the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, Pope Francis encouraged judges to provide “real access to the justice of the Church” in cases of marriage annulment. The Holy Father …read more
Religious liberty provides for the free exercise of one’s faith in every aspect of life. This freedom is far more extensive than merely having the freedom to attend the worship service of …read more
This year’s theme, for the 49th World Day of Social Communications, is: “Communicating the family: a privileged place of encounter with the gift of love.” It follows the process of the Synod …read more
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints recognized the miracles, heroic virtues and martyrdom of several religious men, including the American founder of the Sisters of Mary and …read more
In his homily as Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis said that the Sacrament of Confession is not like going to the dry cleaners to remove a stain, but an encounter with God who never …read more
Divine Mercy Picture is one of the most famous pictures of Jesus in the world. This picture was revealed to Sister Faustina Kowalska, at the time when her confessor and spiritual director was …read more