Pope Francis has urged the faithful to not let their limitations and fragile nature interfere with their ability to reach out to others and make a difference. Addressing thousands of pilgrims gathered for the weekly Wednesday Audience, the Holy Father admitted, “Often as a Church we experience our fragility and o...read more
“Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the Devil.” These words from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians were at the center of Pope Francis’ homily today at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy Father described Christian life as a “continuous battle” against three enemies: the d...
Benedict XVI is welcoming the progress of the ordinariates he established in 2009 for Anglicans seeking full communion with the Catholic Church. According to a report in the UK Catholic Herald, the Pope Emeritus has affirmed his gladness at the growth of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. His c...
Pope Francis is asking exorcists to manifest the love of the Church for those “suffering due to the work of the Evil One.” The Pope said this in a message to Father Francesco Bamonte, the director of the International Association of Exorcists (AIE). About 300 exorcists attended a course last weekend in Rome. E...
Quote for October 31st
"The scars of others should teach us caution."
- St. Jerome
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address Tuesday to participants in the World Meeting of Popular Movements, organized and promoted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in …read more
It has been confirmed Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka this January,marking his second apostolic visit to Asia. From Sri Lanka, he will travel to the Philippines. During a meeting with …read more
Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' weekly general audience catechesis, Oct. 29. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the previous catechesis we highlighted how the Church is spiritual …read more
Pope Francis met Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday evening. The Latin American leader was part of the World Gathering of Popular Movements, organized by the Pontifical Council for …read more
-- Ephesians 6:1-9 Psalm 145:10-11,12-13ab,13cd-14 Luke 13:22-30 When Jesus is asked about the number of those who will be saved, he does not give a direct answer. What is important is not …read more
-- Ephesians 6:10-20 Psalm 144:1b,2,9-10 Luke 13:31-55 In the Gospel, Jesus demonstrates that he is fully aware of Herod's plans, as well as those of the chief priests, scribes, elders and …read more
Here below is a statement by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the Security Council Open Debate onThe situation in the Middle East, …read more
Here is a translation of the message Pope Francis sent to the participants in the National Congress organized by the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), held at Salerno, from October 24-26 on …read more