President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will receive Pope Francis at the White House on September 23rd. The announcement was made today by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today. "During the visit, the President and the Pope will continue the dialogue, which they began during the President’s ...read more
Pope Francis will visit Florence this November. Today, the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the Holy Father will make pastoral visits on November 10th to the Italian cities of Florence and Pratoon the occasion of the 5th National Ecclesial Congress of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) that will be held ...
Pope Francis is meeting with President Sergio Mattarella this April, marking the first meeting of the Pontiff and the new Italian head of state. Announced on the website of the Quirinale today, the President of the Italian Republic will for the first time have an official visit with the Holy Father. The visit i...
Here is the fifth Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * With this meditation we conclude our overview of the common faith of East and West, and we conclude it with what concerns us more directly, the problem of salvation: that is, ...
Quote for March 27th
"No one ought to consider himself a true servant of God who is not tried by many temptations and trials."
- St. Francis of Assisi
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on Christians to pray in this Holy Week for the grace to accept difficult moments. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy …read more
The papal almoner, Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, has organized a visit for 150 homeless to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Thursday in the early afternoon, reports Vatican …read more
In an exclusive interview with ZENIT, Patriarch Fouad Twal speaks of Church reform and what he believes is needed. While noting that presently, the most talked about area of reform has to do …read more
An international vigil will take place in 4 major Marian basilicas around the world to commemorate the 20thanniversary of the St. John Paul II's encyclical "Evangelium Vitae". The event was …read more
Here are the speaking notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin on the Church's teaching on marriage today, a lecture given last week to the Iona Institute. * * * “I am grateful to the …read more
By its recent approval of the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act (RHNDA) and the Human Rights Amendment Act (HRAA), the Council of the District of Columbia ran afoul of …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: It has been requested at our parish to have a …read more
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. -- The Coptic Orthodox Church quickly recognized the 21 Coptic faithful beheaded by ISIS in Libya as martyrs who will …read more