At Casa Santa Marta, Francis Considers Necessity of Discerning and Watchfulness
Pope Francis today at his morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta recalled that a Christian should always discern what God is doing and asking in a situation, since the Evil One is always present as well, and trying to deceive. Vatican Radio reported that the Holy Father drew his homily from today’s Gospel reading, in ...
Say Instrumentum Laboris a 'Martyr Document' Meant to Be Changed
Though reports from the 13 working groups read today at the synod of bishops showed generalized dissatisfaction with the Instrumentum Laboris, Cardinal Antonio Tagle of Manila says that is to be expected, as the working document is meant to be a "martyr document," revised and corrected during the process of the syn...
“Hope and progress come only from the choice for peace"
At 9 o’clock this morning, with the singing of Tierce, the 4th General Congregation of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops opened. Pope Francis invited those present to dedicate a prayer for the intention of reconciliation and peace in the Middle East and, at the same time, together with t...
Call for 'Less Negative Reading' of Family Situation Today
This morning, during the fourth General Congregation, the various Circuli Minori – 13 in total, including four in English – presented the results of their reflections on the first part of the Instrumentum Laboris, examining the mission of the family in the Church and the contemporary world. In general the rappor...
Quote for October 9th
You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.
-Saint Therese of Lisieux
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed that Pope Francis will be visiting Mexico early next year. In an interview with Mexican journalist Valentina Alazraki of Noticieros …read more
Says Hardened Hearts Does Not Allow God’s Mercy to Enter During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
“Where there is God, there is mercy.” This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily during morning Mass in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta. The Pope drew his homily from today’s first …read more
"The pastors of the Church in the present times are called to take upon their lives a prophetic role of suffering and kenosis, similar to that of prophet Jeremiah."
Here is the homily delivered this morning by Cardinal George Alencherry,Major Archbishop of Emakulam-Angamaly (India)and President of the Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church, during the …read more
A guiding thread unites the name then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose, once he was raised to the papal throne, and the institution of the Holy Year dedicated to Mercy. It is a thread …read more
A Catholic teacher who was appointed headmaster at a primary school in a small Pakistani village was beaten and tortured by a group of Muslim extremist teachers, reported Fides Muslim …read more
And More on Inscriptions
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I am an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion in …read more
While acknowledging the Church needs to pastorally accompany struggling families, the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal AndréVingt-Trois, says if people believethis means doing away with or …read more
Pope Francis has reminded prelates the Synod is not a conference, a parliament or a senate, but rather an expression of the Church to be led by the Spirit. In his opening, unscripted address …read more