During Regina Coeli, Francis Also Says Blessed Archbishop Romero Inspires Us to Witness Gospel With Courage
During Pope Francis'Regina Coeli address, Francis drew the world's attention to the 'zealous pastor' and martyr, Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was beatified yesterday in El Salvador. After celebrating Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost this morning in St. Peter's Basilica, at noon Pope Francis greeted the thous...
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jes...
"Today, the Church’s mission is faced by the challenge of meeting the needs of all people to return to their roots and to protect the values of their respective cultures."
Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis' message for the 89thWorld Mission Sunday to be celebrated October 18, 2015: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, The 2015 World Mission Sunday 2015 takes place in the context of the Year of Consecrated Life, which provides a further stimulus for prayer and ref...
"We too are given the gift of the 'language' of the Gospel and the 'fire' of the Holy Spirit, for us to proclaim the Risen Jesus in our midst and to warm the hearts of people, bringing them closer to Him."
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' address before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli this Pentecost Sunday in St. Peter's Square: *** Before the Regina Coeli: Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! The feast of Pentecost makes usrelive the beginnings of the Church. The book of Acts say...
Quote for May 21st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
In this interview, priest-assistant of St. Josemaria Escriva recalls Salvadoran prelate’s gratitude for spiritual direction
Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified this weekend in his native El Salvador, where he was shot and killed while saying Mass. In the midst of the troubled times in which he lived, he came …read more
Catholic aid agencies working to get thousands into temporary shelters
This report is contributed by Anto Akkara of Aid to the Church in Need Its faithful are very few in this majority Hindu nation, but Nepal’s Catholic Church—the nerve center for the response …read more
After US Visit to Plea for Help, Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart Returns to Find Destruction of Latest Attacks
By Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart I just returned to Aleppo from a trip to the US, where I did my best to explain our situation to American Christians in several major cities on the East …read more
Roman Rite Acts 2.1 to 11; Ps 104; Gal 5.16 to 25; Jan 15, 26-27; 16, 12-15 - Ambrosian Rite Acts 2.1 to 11; Ps 103; 1 Cor 12.1 to 11; Jn 14.15 to 20 1) Acceptance of the Spirit, the perfect …read more
"Jesus prays so that we may be one. And the Church has so much need of this prayer of unity." These were the words said by Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. …read more
Tragic Natural Disaster in Salgar Municipality Leaves 78 People Dead
Pope Francis expressed his grief and promised his prayers for the victims and their families of the landslide that struck the municipality of Salgar in Colombia, and left 78 people dead. The …read more
June 3-5, Discussion on the Theme of Light, from the Perspective of Science, Philosophy, Theology, Art and Even Magic
This report was contributed by Alessandro de Vecchi. The wide and complex theme of light, from an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing together science, philosophy, theology and even …read more
Praises Officers Duty and Discipline at the Risk of Sacrificing Their Lives
"In defending the weak and the law, you will find the truest sense of your service and you will be an example for the country, which needs people to serve with impartiality, generosity and …read more