This Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, the Pope and the Roman Curia will begin their spiritual exercises. The meditations will be led by Fr. Angelo De Donatis, parish of San Marco Evangelista in Campidoglio. This year's spiritual exercises will be based on the theme “the purification of the heart” and will take p...read more
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has spoken to the three leaders of the ordinariates established for former Anglicans who wanted full communion with the Church. Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müllerspoke with the ordinaries in Rome aboutthe delicacy andimportance of their task "in these f...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, at the end of this month to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. The purpose of theMarc...
A CNN poll released Thursday finds that a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on the legality of abortion. The largest percentage of Americans (38%) favor abortion being legal in only a few circumstances. At the opposite ends of the spectrum, 27% want abortion legal in all circumstances, while 20% w...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
The U.S.Congress should take an important step to address issues faced by the more than 650,000 men, women and juveniles who re-enter society each year from prisons, jails and detention …read more
Here is a statement on the crisis in Ukraine released Tuesday byArchbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. * * * The bishops of the United …read more
Here is a statement for the beginning of Lent from the leader of the Canadian episcopal conference. * * * Lent is a time for transformation, inviting us to look at our own lives and to make …read more
“Lent is a ‘strong’ time, a turning point that can encourage in each one of us a change, a conversion to come out from tiring habits and from the lazy addiction of evil that deceives us.” …read more
Cardinal Peter Turkson is to visit Juba, the capital of South Sudan, for a week beginning March 18. According to the Catholic Radio Network of South Sudan, Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro of …read more
Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land at the end of May will give a new impetus to the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has said. In his …read more
In his homily on Tuesday morning in the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis warned that the Cross is always on the road of a Christian, and that there are more Christian martyrs today than …read more