Pope Francis met Monday in the Vatican with seminarians from regions around Rome, warning them that the Church has "many half priests" who fail to reach their potential because they are not "pastors in the mage of Jesus." The seminarians are members of the Pontifical Leonine College of Anagni, a regional seminary...read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s catechesis today during his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. --- --- --- Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today, in the middle of Holy Week, the liturgy presents to us a sad episode: the account of Judas’ betrayal, who goes to the heads of the...
In an Easter message to the faithful of Iraq, His Beatitude Louis Raphael Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, expressed his hope that the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection would “put an end to the suffering of our people.” In the message, which was sent to Fides News Agency, Patriarch Sako said that d...
Marco Roncalli was just a child when in his home the fragrance of sanctity was already breathed of his uncle-priest, Angelo Giuseppe, the future Pope John XXIII. It was a fragrance so imprinted on his spirit that it has marked his entire life. So much so that, after receiving his degree, he decided to dedicate hims...
Quote for April 16th
"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you."
The archbishop of Denver is asking the faithful to join him today at the Colorado state capitol building to pray for a stop to pro-abortion legislation that threatens to undermine years of …read more
Pope Francis appointed Father Acquirino Francis Kibira as bishop of Kasese, Uganda. Kaesese is a city with a population of roughly 610,000, of whom approximately 292,100 are Catholic. It is …read more
Inmates at the “Regina Coeli” prison in Rome will receive a special Easter gift from Pope Francis tomorrow: 1,100 pocket-sized Gospels. The books, which also contain the Acts of the Apostles, …read more
In a telegram to the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Pope Francis has wished the Jewish community of Rome, as well as the entire Jewish people, a ‘Happy Pesach (Passover)’. The eight-day celebration …read more
Pope Francis has reached out to victims of the tragic continuing wildfire that broke out last Saturday in the the port city of Valparaiso, Chile. Though now contained, the fire took at least …read more
Pope Francis received in audience Monday seminarians from the Pontifical Leonine College of Anagni at the Vatican. Here is a translation of the Pope’s address. *** Dear Brother Bishops, …read more
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