Gospel:MT 20:1-16A Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. Going out about nine o’clock, the landowner saw others standing idle in...read more
Fathers play a vital role in the upbringing of their children, different from that of a mother, according to a recent book that examines a variety of scientific evidence. In “Do Fathers Matter?: What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked,” (Scientific American/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux), journa...
The Holy Father was accompanied by 50 journalists from 10 countries on his brief flight to Albania. During the flight, the Pope greeted each journalist one by one, wishing them "a good day of work and not of rest." "It will be a heavy day of work, a beautiful day of labor," he added, while taking leave of them wi...
Pope Francis landed in Tirana, Albania shortly after 9 a.m., the first visit by a Pope in 21 years since St. John Paul II's trip in 1993. As customary, before departing Rome's Fiumicino airport, the Holy Father sent a message to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. "In this moment that I prepare to depart for ...
Quote for September 19th
'In order to be perfect, we must not only obey and honour our superiors; we must honour our equals and inferiors also.'
St. Philip Neri
Scotland’s Catholic bishops have responded to the result of yesterday's referendum, expressing hope that all will now come together for the benefit of the country’s future. In a statement, …read more
Leaders of Iraq’s Christians have called on the United Nations to urgently address the growing refugee crisis before a freezing winter forces displaced Christians to leave the country. “We …read more
Roman Rite - XXV Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - September 21, 2014 Is 55.6 to 9; Ps 146; 1,20c Fil-27a; Mt 20,1-16. Ambrosian Rite - Fourth Sunday after the martyrdom of St. John the …read more
On Wednesday afternoon Pope Francis received in the Vatican leaders of the World Jewish Congress. Given the observance of the Jewish New Year in a few days time, he wished them in Hebrew “ …read more
By Milena Kindziuk* Francis, a 56-year-old Frenchman, was about to die of an extremely malignant type of leukemia. Since he was in his agony, his wife was already choosing the type of coffin …read more
Here is a statement from the ordinary session of the Assemblyof the Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land, which met this week in Bethlehem. * * * The Heads of Catholic Churches in the Holy Land …read more
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has joined Pope Francis and the office for the Synod of Bishops in encouraging a universal Day of Prayer on September 28, for the …read more
-- Isaiah 55:6-9 Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a Matthew 20:1-16a All of us hear the call to work in the Lord's vineyard. It is a call that was heard from the beginning of …read more