More than 2 dozen killed during procession when brakes go out on truck
Pope Francis today sent assurance of his prayers to the victims of Thursday’s accident in Mexico that resulted in more than two dozen deaths when a truck lost control and slammed into a procession. The Holy Father sent a message through his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the bishop of Zacatecas,...
Also Asking God That We Might Learn to Be Neighbors for Those ‘on the Margins’
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on all those who give their time to help those in need. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for August. His general intention is “that volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy." For his evangeliz...
Determining how to implement Supreme Court's lifting of prohibition
Canada's bishops are calling on the faithful to respond to a government consultation on euthanasia. Earlier this month (July 17),the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, and Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, announced the establishment of an External Panel of experts who will consul...
Says they contribute to their families' growth at a 'profoundly human and spiritual level of faith'
This week, on July 26, the Church marked the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. For the occasion,Pope Francis sent a message to participants and organizers of the 16thCelebration of Grandparentsheld throughout Spain. In his message, sent through the Apostolic Nuncia...
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 Joy and Congratulations to Patriarch Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan
Pope Francis congratulated the newly elected Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians. Bishop Krikor Ghabroyan, the Bishop Emeritus of the Eparchy of France was elected last week, taking the …read more
Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C. Passes Away on Thursday
Pope Francis sent his condolences to the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. following the death of Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, the Archbishop Emeritus of the archdiocese. Cardinal Baum, the …read more
A Franciscan nun who dedicated her life to helping those suffering from drug addiction, was murdered last week in Brazil. According to Fides, Sister Irma Odete Francisca was killed on Friday …read more
"Enlightened by the light of faith in the Risen Christ, our look on the world is full of hope and mercy, because we are certain that the cross of Jesus is the tree that gives life."
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' message to the newly elected Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians, His Beatitude Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan * * * To His Beatitude Gregoire Pierre …read more
Says Vice President’s Proposal Would Lead to Abuse of Power
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo spoke against a proposal to remove presidential term limits in the Philippines. According to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, the …read more
Says That Church’s Position on Gay “Marriage” is Irrevocable
A Nigerian Cardinal affirmed the Church’s position on homosexuality, saying that it was “irrevocable.” According to Nigeria’s PM News, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, reiterated …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address today before and after the recitation of the Angelus to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, …read more
Thousands Gather in St. Peter’s Square for Sunday Angelus Address
During his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis officially opened registrations for the 31st World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. Joined by a young man and a young woman, the Holy Father was …read more