Accused Child Abuser Believed to Have Died of Natural Causes
While awaiting trial on chargesof pedophilia and possession of child pornography,the formerApostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski,died. A statement released by the Holy See Press Office shared the news, stating that initial investigations done by Vatican authorities"indicate that he di...
At End of General Audience, Father Samir Yousif Showed Pope Album Documenting Atrocities of the War
Immediately after Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis metan Iraqi priest committed to helping refugees. After attending the audience ina front row space reserved for him, Father Samir Yousif, Iraqi Chaldean priest providing pastoral carein Kurdistan, approached the Pope to show hi...
A Look at How Beloved Mother of St. Augustine Has Been Remembered by Pope, Pope Emeritus
Pope Francis has recalled the feast day of Saint Monica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo.Toward the conclusion of Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Squarein his remarks to Italian-speaking pilgrims, Pope Francis recalled that today, August 27, is the feast day of St. Monica. To the intercession of h...
South Sudan’s Suffering 'Immense'
The president of the world’s newest nation reluctantly signed a peace deal Wednesday, bringing some hope that the civil war in South Sudan will come to an end. But according to Fides, "in Juba there was no celebratory atmosphere because the suffering caused by the civil war is immense." That’s what local sour...
Quote for August 27th
'The saints did not begin well, but they all ended well.'
-St. John Vianney
Many of Jesus’disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock …read more
Group Attempts to Use Photo-Op to Influence Sovereignty Dispute Between Argentina and Great Britain
The Holy See has commented on a disputed photo of Pope Francis holding a sign calling for dialogue between Argentina and Great Britain over the Falkland Islands. During the General Audience …read more
Little Sisters of the Poor Await Decision From Supreme Court
Today, the Tenth Circuit Courtissued an ordertemporarily safeguardingthe Little Sisters of the Poorand other ministries from being forced to violate their faith by complying with the Health …read more
Archbishop Luis A. Castro Quiroga Says Representatives Must First Be Approved by Both Parties
The president of the Colombian Bishops Conference confirmed that Pope Francis has proposed to send an Observer of the Holy See in the peace negotiations between the Colombian government and …read more
Roman Rite Jos 24, 1-2.15-17.18; Ps 34; Eph 5.21 to 32; Jn 6.60 to 69 Ambrosian Rite 2 Mac 7, 1-2.20-41; Ps 16; 2 Cor 4.7 to 14; Mt 10.28 to 42 Sunday before the martyrdom of St. John the …read more
Catholics and Muslims Working Together
This report is contributed byDaniel Konstantinovicof Aid to the Church in Need. -- The Ebola epidemic may be largely contained, but the suffering it caused continues. Such is the case in one …read more
"The Eucharist is central to the message of the apparition"
Here is a homily delivered by Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam, custodian of the Marian Shrine of Knock at the KnockBasilica as part of the 2015 National Novena to Our Lady of Knock. The …read more
Committee Will Analyze Documents, Eyewitness Accounts of Bishop Francis Borgia Hong Yong-ho and 80 Companions Arrested by Kim Il-sung Regime
The Korean Episcopal Conference has unanimously approved the preliminary review of the martyrdom of Bishop Francis Borgia Hong Yong-ho of Pyongyang and his 80 companions, who died at the …read more