Here is the Vatican translation of the final document of the synod of bishops on the family. To see the tally of synod fathers' votes on each paragraph, see the original link here. * * * Synod14 - "Relatio Synodi" of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: “Pastoral Challenges to the...read more
The Vatican today released Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for October. The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for this month is: “That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others.” His intention for evangelisation is: “That young seminarians and religious m...
Pope Francis says the spiritual life is like breathing, comparing prayer to inhaling and mission to exhaling. Without both, he says, the Christian cannot live. Addressing today members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowship, the Holy Father underscored, “Every Christian in h...
On Friday morning, Pope Francis met with Bruno Nève de Mévergnies, the new Belgian ambassador to the Holy See. Ambassador de Mévergnies presented his Letters of Credentials to the Holy Father. The new Belgian ambassador has had an extensive diplomatic career since 1978. His first ambassadorial assignment was in W...
Quote for October 31st
"The scars of others should teach us caution."
- St. Jerome
It has been confirmed Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka this January,marking his second apostolic visit to Asia. From Sri Lanka, he will travel to the Philippines. During a meeting with …read more
Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' weekly general audience catechesis, Oct. 29. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the previous catechesis we highlighted how the Church is spiritual …read more
Pope Francis met Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday evening. The Latin American leader was part of the World Gathering of Popular Movements, organized by the Pontifical Council for …read more
-- Ephesians 6:1-9 Psalm 145:10-11,12-13ab,13cd-14 Luke 13:22-30 When Jesus is asked about the number of those who will be saved, he does not give a direct answer. What is important is not …read more
-- Ephesians 6:10-20 Psalm 144:1b,2,9-10 Luke 13:31-55 In the Gospel, Jesus demonstrates that he is fully aware of Herod's plans, as well as those of the chief priests, scribes, elders and …read more
Here below is a statement by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the Security Council Open Debate onThe situation in the Middle East, …read more
Here is a translation of the message Pope Francis sent to the participants in the National Congress organized by the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), held at Salerno, from October 24-26 on …read more
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