Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' address during his final General Audience of 2014 in St. Peter's Square, which took place this morning and coincided with his 78th birthday: * * * THE HOLY FATHER’S CATECHESIS IN ITALIAN Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! The Synod of Bishops on the Family...read more
The US government has just announced today that it will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana. The Vatican Secretariat of State released the following statement in response to the news: * * * The Holy Father wishes to express his warm congratulations for the historic decision take...
At the end of today's general audience, Pope Francis called for prayers for the victims of the inhuman terrorist acts that have occurred in recent days in Yemen, Australia and Pakistan. "Now, a moment of silence and then, with the Our Father, I would like to pray together with you for the victims of the inhuman t...
In the wake of the Vatican-prompted visit and report on women's religious life in the United States, released Tuesday, the sister charged with overseeing theCouncil of Major Superiors of Women Religious says the visitation was an open dialogue and that there is new vitality in the nation's religious life, which ma...
God looked over the world for an empty heart -- but not a lonely heart -- a heart that was empty like a flute on which He might pipe a tune -- not lonely like an empty abyss, which is filled by death. And the emptiest heart He could find was the heart of a Lady. Since there was no self there, He filled it with His very Self. ~ Fulton Sheen, The World's First Love: Mary Mother of God
The Pope started off his big day by blowing out birthday candles in St. Peter's Square. To view the video click here URL: …read more
The Pope also prayed for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks. To view the video click here URL: …read more
The Pope highlighted that Jesus chose to be part of a family. Para ver el vídeo hacer click aquí URL: …read more
The prefectof the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has said the pastoral visit to nuns in the United States was prompted because the "religious …read more
"When we will be able to say to the Lord: 'Lord, these are my sins. They are not his or hers, they are mine… They are mine. Take them and I will be saved.' When we will be able to do this, we …read more
In the wake of a Vatican-prompted visit and report of US nuns sometimes portrayed as a contentious battle between the sisters and the Vatican, women religious involved are saying it was …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I wish to find out in the celebration of Mass …read more
Here below is the Vatican-releasedFinal Report on the Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States of America: *** Introduction At the conclusion of the …read more