TIME magazine has named Pope Francis "Person of the Year 2013". The international news magazine chose to bestow the honor on the Holy Father largely because of his humility and compassion. "In a very short time, a vast, global, ecumenical audience has shown a hunger to follow him," TIME's managing editor, Nancy G...read more
Pope Francis has sent a Message to the Americas to mark the Dec. 12th Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is venerated as Patroness of the American continent. The Holy Father delivered the Message during the course of his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, the eve of the feast. Below, please find the official En...
Summary of Pope Francis’ weekly general audience catechesis, Dec. 11 Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our catechesis on the Creed, we now turn to the final article: “I believe in… life everlasting”. At Christ’s coming in glory as judge of the living and the dead, we will be held accountable before God for the goo...
“We are thirsty and they give us condoms! We are hungry and they offer us contraceptive pills! We are sick and they offer us the most modern techniques of abortion! We are naked and they lead us into the arms of sexual hedonism! We are imprisoned by poverty and they offer us sexual liberation! Silent tears roll dow...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
Here is the statement fromBishop Noel TreanorofDown and Connor, in response to the report released today by theNational Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland …read more
Here is the statement from Bishop Raymond Browne of Kerry, in response to the report released today by theNational Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI). …read more
Here is the statement from Archbishop Dermot Clifford of Cashel & Emly, in response to the report released today by theNational Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in …read more
The Fourth Tranche of the Reviews of Safeguarding practice across the Catholic Church was released today by the seven Church authorities involved. They were the Dioceses of Achonry, Kerry, …read more
Here is a statement from the European Dignity Watch on today's vote in European Parliament on a report regarding "reproductive health and rights." * * * After a months-long intense debate …read more
Bishop Philip Egan has sent the following message to the priests and people of the Diocese of Portsmouth on the publication of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation Evangelii …read more
The Denis Hurley Peace Institute in Pretoria has for many years been at the forefront of peace and reconciliation initiatives in Africa. In this interview for ZENIT,Fr. Sean O’Leary M.Afr, …read more
L’Osservatore Romano has published an account by Luis Suarez of the Spanish Catholic newspaper La Razon of the time the Spanish columnist met Benzion Netanyahu. The late Professor Netanyahu …read more