For the second year in a row, Pope Francis has celebrated the Mass of the Lord's Supper, which begins the Easter Triduum, with the marginalized. This year the Mass took place at St. Mary of Providence of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Rome,a center for the elderly and disabled. Last year, he celebrated Mass on Ho...read more
Pope Francis highlighted priestly joy during the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica this Holy Thursday morning. Addressing his brother priests, Francis said there is a gift of joy inside a priest that is not intended to stay only for him, but to be for all God’s people. The Holy Father directed their attention...
Here are the texts of the meditations for Good Friday's Way of the Cross, which will be led by Pope Francis at the Colosseum. The texts were written by ArchbishopGiancarlo Maria Bregantiniof Campobasso-Boiano. * * * INTRODUCTION He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is tr...
“We are living Holy Week, but we also feel the weight of Good Friday and the divisions of Christians” His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal tells ZENIT ahead of the Holy Father’s trip to the Holy Land, adding that “the conversion of hearts will help to pull down the walls that divide Jerusalem.” ZENIT: How is Holy ...
Quote for April 18th
“It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”
― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child
President Barack Obama has recalled his visit to Pope Francis earlier this month, saying that his example is a reminder that we all have an obligation to live righteously and humbly. The …read more
The words Hosanna in the highest, sung during Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, hold special significance for the Ukrainian people during this time of crisis, saidArchbishop Sviatoslav …read more
More than 100 people have been killed in the northeast region of Nigeria since Wednesday, in the latest spate of violence committed by the Islamist group Boko Haram. In an interview with …read more
-- Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 69:8-10, 21-22, 31 and 33-34 Matthew 26:14-25 The Servant of the Lord is called by God (first song), commissioned by God (second song) and disciplined by God (third …read more
The archbishop of Denver is asking the faithful to join him today at the Colorado state capitol building to pray for a stop to pro-abortion legislation that threatens to undermine years of …read more
Pope Francis appointed Father Acquirino Francis Kibira as bishop of Kasese, Uganda. Kaesese is a city with a population of roughly 610,000, of whom approximately 292,100 are Catholic. It is …read more
Inmates at the “Regina Coeli” prison in Rome will receive a special Easter gift from Pope Francis tomorrow: 1,100 pocket-sized Gospels. The books, which also contain the Acts of the Apostles, …read more