Pope Francis paid a private visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Thursday afternoon, to pray for the success of his upcoming voyage to Albania. A brief statement from the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ, said the Holy Father made the trip across the city centre to the ...read more
Pope Francis focused on the Resurrection as the seal of Christian identity at Mass this morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence. Drawing on the words of St Paul the Apostle from his Letter to the Corinthians, read today at Mass, Pope Francis spoke of the difficulty that some Christians – and others, wh...
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave Thursday to bishops who were appointed over the last year. * * * Dear Brothers, I am happy to meet with you now personally, because in truth I must say that in some way I already know you. Not long ago you were presented to me by the Congregation of Bis...
Scotland’s Catholic bishops have responded to the result of yesterday's referendum, expressing hope that all will now come together for the benefit of the country’s future. In a statement, the bishops’ conference said it “recognises and respects the result of the Scottish referendum, that Scotland should remain a...
Quote for September 19th
'In order to be perfect, we must not only obey and honour our superiors; we must honour our equals and inferiors also.'
St. Philip Neri
Atheists sometimes blame Christians for believing in a Heavenly Father who is great big sugar daddy in the sky who will take us to heaven when we die. Our God, they say, is like Colonel …read more
In a statement to mark Respect Life Month, October 2014, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, called for “community and solidarity” as an antidote to threats against life. Cardinal O …read more
Having the courage to acknowledge that we are sinners enables us to receive Christ’s caress, His forgiveness, said Pope Francis Thursday morning during Mass at Santa Marta. The day's liturgy …read more
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Anthony Fisher of Parramatta as the new Archbishop of Sydney. He replaces Cardinal George Pell who is now prefect of the Vatican’s new Secretariat for the …read more
The leaders of the Churches in the Middle East have appealed to the United Nations to protect minorities in Iraq and Syria from the “massacres and atrocities” being committed by ISIS. …read more