Before reciting the Angelus prayer at noon today, Pope Francis explained the meaning of today's Gospel reading and the parable of the wheat and the tares. The parable, he said, is a teaching of Jesus which addresses “the problem of evil in the world and highlights the patience of God.” The Pope explained how th...read more
Pope Francis has called the Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church Ignatius Youssef III Younan to reassure him that he is following news out of Iraq with concern, especially the dramatic situation of Christians in Mosul. Pope Francis phoned Patriarch Younan shortly after reciting the Angelus on Sunday to express...
The last Christian has now been expelled from Mosul. The light of religious freedom, along with the entire Christian presence, has been extinguished in the Bible’s “great city of Nineveh” — the centre of Christianity in Iraq for two millennia. This follows the uncompromising ultimatum by the jihadists of Isis to co...
Catholics need to be more courageous in showing that religion and science co-exist says the papal astronomer who has just been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards in science. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, who was honored last week with the Carl Sagan Medal for “outstanding communication by an act...
Quote for July 23rd
'Nothing created has ever been able to fill the heart of man. God alone can fill it infinitely.'
St. Thomas Aquinas
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Pope Francis has called on all the faithful to remember in prayer Christians fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, and to continue praying for others caught up in conflicts around the world, …read more
At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English …read more
Wisdom 12:13, 6-19 Psalm 86:5-6,9-10,15-16 Romans 8:26-27 Matthew 13:24-43 Jesus reveals the mystery of the Kingdom of God to us using three parables: the parable of the wheat and weeds, the …read more
GospelMT 13:24-43 Jesus proposed another parable to the crowds, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy …read more
The Pope has made a heartfelt appeal for peace on hearing of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down above Ukraine, claiming some 300 lives, including a much-loved Australian nun and teacher …read more
In response to the worsening conflict in Gaza that is claiming numerouslives, Pope Francis has personallytelephoned the presidents of Israel and Palestine, urging them to work to bring an end …read more
The European Parliament has passed a resolution condemning the Sudanese government for its treatment of Meriam Ibrahim and calling on the authorities to protect the religious identity of …read more