Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the family during his weekly General Audience, reflecting on the important role of fathers. The Holy Father was in good spirits as he entered the Paul VI Audience Hall, even taking a moment to pose for a picture with a group of pilgrims. The Pope began his address by notin...read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address during his weekly General Audience today at the Paul VI Audience Hall. --- --- --- Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! We continue the series of catecheses on the family. Today we will let ourselves be guided by the word father. A word that is more dea...
Kristel Mae Padasas, the young volunteer who passed away in a tragic accident following Pope Francis' visit to Tacloban during his Apostolic Journey to the Philippines, was laid to rest yesterday. Family and friends paid their final respects to the Catholic Relief Services volunteer during a funeral Mass at Santo...
What the world and families need is a renewal of faith.Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, made this observation during a Jan. 24th Mass he presided over in the Cathedral of the Diocese of Xuan Loc, Vietnam. The Mass marked the end of his pastoral visit in Vietn...
Quote for January 28th
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has published the following calendar of liturgical celebrations at which the Holy Father will preside from February to April: …read more
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need -- "Thank you, thank you, thank you:” Suheila, an elderly Christian woman from Mosul was effusive in expressing her …read more
A Nigerian bishop fears that the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram will conquer the northeast of the country before the end of elections. In an interview with Fides, Bishop Dashe Doeme of …read more
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) denounced "all forms of violence against human life" following a clash between police forces and Islamic extremists on January 25th. …read more
Sara Erenhalt (née Flaks) (born 1923) used to live with her family in Przemyśl. In 1941 she married Leon Patera. Soon their first child was born. A tragic twist of fate made her and her …read more