"The Holy Father has taken into consideration the idea of making a stop in Cuba on the occasion of his upcoming Trip to the United States." These were the words of Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy Press Office. However, Fr. Lombardi also said that plans are still in "too early a phase for it ...read more
Humiliation is not masochism, but rather a path of imitating Jesus in His Suffering. These are the words of Pope Francis during his homily today at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, the Pope began his homily reflecting on the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, in which a Pharisee by the name...
In light of the recent university massacre, a Kenyan bishop has called on the international community to speak up against Christian persecutions worldwide, and on his own people to be tolerant and not to overreact to wrongdoings. In an interview with ZENIT this morning in Rome, Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of N...
The works of the Papal Foundation "gives witness to the ceaseless efforts of the Church to promote the integral development of the human family." These were the words said by Pope Francis in an audience today with members of the Catholic association. Founded in 1990 by Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia, the Pa...
Quote for April 17th
“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”
― St. Francis of Assisi
A year after the kidnapping of 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, the leader of the country's bishops said there is still hope that they will be returned. "Our thoughts go to the girls and their …read more
Violent conflicts in Syria, Iraq, the Holy Land, Libya, Nigeria and Kenya exemplify why Congress should support a bill that would advance international religious freedom, said the bishop who …read more
This report is provided byOliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * "At night we often hear gunfire. But luckily we are quite a bit away from the fighting,” Father Steven says. In …read more
Two pieces of legislation amount to a step in the right direction toward meaningful criminal justice reform, said the bishop who chairs the Domestic Justice and Human Development Committee of …read more
One hundred years are not enough to forget, especially if it is about a massacre such as the “Great Evil” that profoundly affected the Armenian people at the beginning of the 20thcentury, …read more