Here is a reflection offered by Monsignor Vincent Foy, a priest of Toronto, at celebrations last month marking his 75th anniversary of ordination. Below his reflection is the text of the message from the apostolic nuncio of Canada, conveying Pope Francis' congratulations for the occasion. * * * Your Eminence...read more
By Roger Kiska of Alliance Defending Freedom Dr. Bogdan Chazan, preeminent in his field and recognized throughout Poland for his medical expertise, was recently fined and fired from his position as director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw, Poland, for refusing to ...
The Holy See has issued a plea for peace to the embassies accredited to it. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin issued a “nota verbale” to all the embassies accredited to the Holy See earlier today. This statement included the texts of Pope Francis’ most recent addresses that called for peace, pa...
-- 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 Psalm 34:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9,10-11 Luke 14:25-33 At the age of thirty, during the defense of Pamplona in May of 1521, the soldier Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) was struck in the legs by a cannon ball. During his long and painful recovery, he passed the time by reading a life of Christ a...
Quote for July 30th
"Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts."
St. John Chrysostom
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To face contemporary challenges, priests need creativity, says Pope Francis. Upon arriving in the southern Italian city of Caserta on Saturday afternoon, Francis told priests who had awaited …read more
In a new interview, given to mark the first 500 days of his pontificate, Pope Francis has reminisced about his youth, discussed immigration and gives a ten point plan for happiness. The first …read more
Despite reports to the contrary, Pope Francis' 2015 visit to Philadelphia has not yet been confirmed. Responding to journalists' inquiries about the possible participation of the Pope in the …read more
The UK head of a Catholic charity has hit out at the British Government for helping “to lay the foundations” for the rise of extremists in Iraq who have flushed out the last remaining …read more
-- 1 John 4:7-16 Psalm 34:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9,10-11 John 11:19-27 According to the Roman Martyrology, not only do we celebrate today the memorial of Saint Martha, but we also commemorate her …read more
In a visit to the U.S., the prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches called the immigration into the East resulting from the current Middle Eastern conflict a pastoral challenge of “ …read more
The family of Fr. Paolo Dell'Oglio, the Italian Jesuit priest of whom there has been no news for a year following his disappearance in the Syrian city of Raqqa, today issued the following …read more