Sends Video Message to Theology Congress in Home Diocese of Buenos Aires
Pope Francis says fidelity to doctrineand pastoral ministrycannot be set against each other. The Holy Father reaffirmed this ina video message broadcast Thursday to participants in the Second International Congress of Theology, on the theme “Vatican II: memory, present and prospects,”held in Buenos Aire...
Heads Into Central Rome, Surprising Locals, Tourists for New Lenses 'Only'
In the latest of his unexpected outings, Pope Francis has ventured into Rome's center to get new eyeglass lenses rather than waiting for the optician to come to him. According to Vatican Radio,Pope Francis surprised both locals and tourists yesterdaywhen he visited an optician to get his lenses replaced for hi...
Francis Expected to Arrive in Nairobi on Nov. 25
"On behalf of the Bishops, I am happy to announce that the Holy Father has accepted our invitation and will visit Kenya in November." This is the announcement made by Bishop Philip Anyolo of Homa Bay, president of the Kenyan episcopal conference, reported by the Fides news agency. The letter, a copy of which ...
During Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Says Person Who Gossips Is Comparable to Terrorist Throwing Bombs
Pope Francis has warned against gossiping, calling thefaithful to realize the impact of their words and attitudes and what it does tothe Church. According to Vatican Radio, during his daily morning Mass atCasa Santa Marta, the Pope said:“We’d do well to ask ourselves: Do I sow peace? For example, when ...
Quote for September 3rd
"Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit."
- Saint Lucy
For those who were on vacation during August, a recap provided today by the Vatican Information Service details the Pope's many activities during August. Here's the summary.The activities are …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the catechesis from this morning’s general audience, held in St. Peter’s Square. Continuing with the series of catecheses on the family, in his address in …read more
"Never again war!" Pope Francis exclaimed after today's catechesis at the general audience. This appealwas made as the Holy Father reflected on the end of the Second World War in the Far …read more
Speaks on Importance of Families Giving Witness in Societies 'Often Marked by Impersonalism, Spiritual Aridity'
"The family’s covenant with God is called today to oppose the communal desertification of the modern city. But our cities have become like deserts because of lack of love, because of a lack …read more
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. --- “Welcome to our new reception room;” Sister Agathe offered her visitor a warm greeting. The nun is in charge of …read more
On September 4, the Church in Canada celebrates the life and witness of Blessed Dina Bélanger. When she was 24, she entered the novitiate of the Religious of Jesus and Mary in Sillery, …read more
The upcoming canonization of Blessed Junípero Serra in Washington, D.C.—the first ever to take place on American soil—has generated, as I’m sure you know, a good deal of controversy. For his …read more
"It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible"
Pope Francis intends the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy to be an encounter with God the Father, "whose tenderness is almost tangible," a Father who "welcomes and forgives, forgetting …read more