In Videomessage, Says Ecumenism of Blood Proves Devil Knows It Too
“Division is a wound in the body of the Church of Christ,” Pope Francis has said. “And we do not want this wound to remain open.” Pope Francis made this statement in a videomessage he sent on the occasion of the Day for Christian Unity which took place in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States this Saturday.The m...
"Division is a wound in the body of the Church of Christ. And we do not want this wound to remain open."
Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis'videomessage for the Day of Christian Unity in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States on May 23: *** Brothers and sisters, may the peace of Christ be with you. Forgive me if I speak in Spanish, but my English isn’t good enough for me to express myself prop...
During Regina Coeli, Francis Also Says Blessed Archbishop Romero Inspires Us to Witness Gospel With Courage
During Pope Francis'Regina Coeli address, Francis drew the world's attention to the 'zealous pastor' and martyr, Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was beatified yesterday in El Salvador. After celebrating Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost this morning in St. Peter's Basilica, at noon Pope Francis greeted the thous...
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jes...
Quote for May 25th
"By contrast, whoever out of love for God gives oneself to the service of others will live, like the grain of wheat that dies, but only apparently… Only in undoing itself does it produce the harvest."
- Blessed Oscar Romero
Hopes Others Will Follow Vatican's Example
The Secretary General of the Arab Leaguehas welcomed "the Vatican recognition of the Palestinian state.” According to Fides,NabilElarabyexpressed this sentiment along withhis hope that other …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Today, dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish to welcome you because I have …read more
In address to conference on persecution of Christians, looks at worrying trends in Europe
Intolerance and discrimination against Christians was the theme of a conference organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna on Monday. A Holy See …read more
Leader of Greek Catholic Church emphasizes need for reconciliation, collaboration among believers
This report is provied by Eva-Maria Kolmann of Aid to the Church in Need In the face of chaos and ongoing violence in Ukraine, the head of the country’s Greek Catholic Church has reiterated …read more
This reflection is contributed by Judy Klein from the Catholic Writer's Guild * * * I wish I could have captured that moment in time. Forever. It was silent, sacred, sacramental. I stood at …read more
The need to build resilient health systems cannot be over emphasized
18-26 May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland Mr. President, The Holy See delegation wishes to note the importance and the timeliness of the theme for the general discussion. The recent Ebola outbreak …read more
We want to protect and promote the uniqueness of that special relationship between a wife, a husband and their children which is sanctified by Our Creator, endorsed by Jesus, and which is such a powerful and prophetic beacon of hope for society
Here is a homily given last week on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, by Archbishop Eamon Martin at Mass in Lourdes on his first pilgrimage to the Marian shrine as Archbishop of Armagh -- At …read more
Inserts Into Eucharistic Prayers And More on Blessings When Eucharist Is Exposed Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the …read more