Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said Chinese Christians can be optimists even if the situation facing the Church of China has not changed. Cardinal Zen was in Rome for the start of the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium Tuesday afternoon in Rome's Urbaniana University on the theme"Mission in Asia: Pope J...read more
“We declare and define Blesseds Giovanni Antonio Farina; Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family; Ludovico da Casoria; Nicola da Longobardi; Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart and Amato Ronconi to be Saints and we enroll them among the Saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole C...
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Angelus prayer at the conclusion of the Canonization Mass of six new Saints. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, At the conclusion of this celebration, I would like to greet all of you who have come to honor the new Saints, espe...
Jesus said to his disciples: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his ri...
Quote for November 21st
"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says matrimony isn't only a reality which plays a role in the Catholic Church and life, but also is important for all mankind. In …read more
In the coming months, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs and the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church will conduct a …read more
“Feed the hungry to save life on the planet,” was Pope Francis’ appeal during his visit, this morning, to the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. The Pope’s …read more
“We are afraid of conversion because conversion means allowing the Lord to lead us.” Pope Francis said these words during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. Today’s Gospel from St. …read more
Pope Francis says unity among all Christians is, first of all, a gift of God and work of the Holy Spirit, but that we are all called to collaborate in furthering unity always and in every …read more
The Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops met Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the Extraordinary General Synod in October and to prepare for the 15th Ordinary General Assembly, which is …read more
-- Revelation 10:8-11 Psalm 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 Luke 19:45-48 In the Book of Revelation, we are told that John was taken up into heaven to see the worship of God the Creator and the …read more
Here is the latest column published in the Southern Nebraska Register by Bishop James Conley of Lincoln. * * * Jesus Christ will return in glory to the earth. We do not know when he will …read more