Mary’s Immaculate Conception is a reminder that we too are called by God to live holy lives, free of sin. Pope Francis reminded the faithful of this calling during his address before the recitation of the Angelus yesterday afternoon. The Holy Father began by inviting the crowds to greet the Blessed Mother with ...read more
The Lord brings consolation even in moments where we forget, or worse, lose hope, Pope Francissaid during his homily today at morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta. Reflecting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah, the Holy Father noted God’s approach in the reading which was to comfort the people of Israel. I...
Pope Francis has called the extent of hunger in the world today "a global scandal" in a video message released today. The video marks the launch of a Caritas federation campaign to end world hunger. "We are in front of a global scandal of around one billion people who still suffer from hunger today," the Holy ...
On Sunday, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis left the Vatican and went to Piazza di Spagna for the traditional act of veneration of the Immaculate Conception. Arriving at Piazza di Spagna around 4:15 pm, the Holy Father carried out the Act of Veneration of the Immaculate...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
Peace in the Middle East is often paralyzed by opposed and obscured interests, Pope Francis said this Monday morning during Mass at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy Father was concelebrating the …read more
“Your institute proposes to promote human dignity on the basis of the fundamental truth about man, who is created in the image and likeness of God.” With these remarks, Pope Francis addressed …read more
“Two percent of the people think; three percent think they think; and ninety-five percent would rather die than think.” Those words of George Bernard Shaw were meant as dry humor. But …read more
Pope Francis met with President Denis Sassou N’Guesso of the Republic of Congo this morning at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Among the topics discussed were the positive contributions of the …read more
“Man’s greatness is measured on the basis of one who seeks and the insistence with which he continues to seek,” said the philosopher Martin Heidegger. Nelson Mandela can truly be described as …read more
Pope Francis commemorated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception by continuing a tradition of venerating a statue of the Blessed Mother in Rome. The statue, located in the famed Piazza di …read more
Here is Pope Francis' address to a delegation from the Dignitatis Humanae Institute on Saturday. * * * Lord Cardinals, Illustrious Gentlemen, I thank you for this meeting. I am especially …read more