Invites Us to Remember That the One Who Awaits Us There Is the Immensely Merciful Father
Pope Francis today in the Angelus address referred to an annual feast celebrated each Aug. 2 in Assisi, the Feast of Pardon, and exhorted the faithful to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation and receive Communion. The Feast of Pardon attracts thousands to Assisi each Aug. 2. The feast originates with the acc...
In Angelus Address, Says We Need to Go Beyond the Gifts to See the Giver
Drawing from today’s Gospel from the Bread of Life discourse found in St. John’s Gospel, Pope Francis is encouraging the faithful to keep their sights on heaven and go beyond the preoccupations of daily life. The Pope said this today in his address before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Pet...
“God himself is the gift and the giver"
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good morning. This Sunday we continue reading the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel. After the multiplication of the loaves...
Annual Human Trafficking Report
How to deal with the problem of human trafficking is receiving ample attention both from the Church and civil leaders in recent times. Last week the Pontifical Academies of Science and Social Sciences held a two-day workshop in the Vatican on “Modern Slavery and Climate Change.” Attended by mayors of major ci...
Quote for July 31st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Expresses Gratitude for Pope’s Appeal at Sunday’s Angelus Address
The family of kidnapped Jesuit priest, Father Paolo Dall’Oglio thanked Pope Francis for his appeal during Sunday’s Angelus address. Following the recitation of the Angelus prayer with …read more
The Pontifical Council Cor Unum is planning a third meeting on September 17 with Catholic charitable organizations, active in counteracting the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. It is also …read more
While it has been announced that Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September as a “missionary of mercy,” he will also ask Cubans to abandon their hostilities and bitterness. This was the …read more
The proposal of law for the approval of assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada has been met with the firm opposition of the Bishops of the province of Saskatchewan, concerned particularly …read more
Protests held as investigators release third video exposing abortion giant’s use of fetal tissue
Pro-lifers across the United States rallied today to call for the end of taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, as the Center for Medical Progress released its third video from an …read more
“The detention of families is unnecessary, inhumane, and unworthy of our nation.”
The July 24 ruling by Judge Dolly Gee of the Federal District Court of California ordering the Obama administration to release from detention families fleeing violence in Central America was …read more
Gregorios III Questions Policies of the West
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * Help from the West for so-called moderate opposition groups in Syria is ending up in the hands of Daesh (ISIS) …read more
Bishop-elect Paul Abdel Sater Studied Moral Theology in Boston
Pope Francis has givenhis assent to the canonical election by the Synod of Bishops of the Patriarchal Maronite Church, of Rev. Paul Abdel Sater as bishop of the patriarchal curia. Paul Abdel …read more