Some 50 former and current professional soccer players representing different religions are to take part in an “Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace” in Rome’s Olympic Stadium this evening. Pope Francis, who had the original idea for the event, received the players at the Vatican this afternoon. “Tonight’s spo...read more
In an interview published in the latest edition of a monthly supplement on women for the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has stressed the Leadership Conference of Women Religious do not represent all US nuns, “but just a group of nuns who form part of an association.” The cardinal...
Addressingthe 22nd Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Archbishop Tomasi, who is the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, exhortedthe international community to takeconcrete steps to stop the ongoing violence and persecution o...
Pope Francis has responded to the question, "How to receive Jesus Christ?" by saying the answer may be something you can conceal in your pocket. Addressing those gathered this morning at his first daily Mass in Casa Santa Marta after a summer break, Pope Francis asked: “How do I receive Jesus Christ?”, to which h...
Quote for September 1st
'Love above everything the glory of God. May God, infinitely good, be the aim of your words, your thoughts, and your actions.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Pope Francis received in private audience on Friday Gaza parish priest Father Jorge Hernandez, during which he expressed his closeness to those who have suffered in the war-ravaged territory. …read more
As a symbol of peace, Pope Francis will be donating an olive tree to be planted at an Interreligious Match for Peace, drawing together world-famous soccer champions this Monday at Rome’s …read more
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh are both urging their flocks to take part in the Independence Referendum, to take place Sept. …read more
A Mexican wave of moral indignation swept through the chattering class this month when the hypothesis was raised of a link between abortion and breast cancer. We heard, in shrill tones, that …read more
By Robert Clarke of Alliance Defending Freedom The Internet has been awash, if you will forgive the pun, with videos of people the world over tipping a bucket containing ice cold water over …read more
By Oliver Maksan Raed is in his mid 40s. But when he is telling his story he looks much older. Weeks of fear and uncertainty have left the mark on the Chaldean Catholic from Mosul. “We have …read more