Holy See representative calls on wealthy nations to take responsibility for creation
Here is the address given by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Silvano Tomasi at theClimate and Health68th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The text was provided Mondayby Vatican Radio: * * * Remarks by His Excellency Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, c.s.,Apostolic Nuncio and Permanen...
Seminar Will Consider the Family Both as Protagonist of Evangelization and in Need of Being Evangelized
The Council of theBishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) and The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) will be having a Seminar on the theme The joy of the Family in Maputo, Mozambique from May 28- 31, 2015. Following a process of growing pastoral collaboration, the two bodies have...
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The Vatican announced today that the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops completed two days of meetings in preparation for this October’s synod on the family. The Vatican press office reported Monday that Pope Francis had chaired the meeting, saying that his presence "underlined the importance he attributes...
Meets with Participants of General Chapter at Vatican
"Minority" and "Fraternity" are the two essential elements of the identity of the Order of Friars Minor. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' address today with members of the religious order founded by St. Francis of Assisi. The members met with the Holy Father following their General Chapter. The Pop...
Quote for May 26th
"We can observe the Fourth Commandment by loving visits to our aging grandparents."
- Pope Francis, Tweet - May 26th, 2015
"The community is indebted to you for the possibility to lead an ordered life, free from the oppression of the violent and the corrupt."
At the Paul VI Audience Hall today, Pope Francis received the families of Italian State Police officers killed or wounded in the line of duty. Here is a translation of the Holy Father's …read more
Vatican-Sponsored Conference To Take Place This Weekend
For three days, women from various cultural and social contexts across five continents will offer the most complete vision possible on contemporary questions that affect women worldwide. They …read more
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley, reprinted from the Southern Nebraska Register: -- “I am He whom Thou seekest!” The great English poet, Francis Thompson, wrote that famous …read more
The Spirit creates unity in diversity
Here is a message from the Canadian bishops'Standing Committee for Relations with Movements and Associations for Pentecost, celebrated this Sunday. * * * Dear Members of Movements and …read more
Maiduguri Diocese facing displacement of more than half its priests; destruction of 350 churches
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * More than 5,000 Catholics in a single diocese in northeastern Nigeria have been killed; at least 100,000 have …read more
Catholic social teaching aims is to help assist reason and to contribute, here and now, to the acknowledgment and attainment of what is just
Here are the speakingnotes of Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry at a public meeting this week on Friday's marriage referendum: Although a citizen of Ireland I am not resident in the Republic and …read more
Through pastoral messages released individually and by episcopal conference, encourage voters to reflect carefully
Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to change the Constitution to declare that legal marriage in the nation can be contracted between persons of the same sex. In the lead-up to the …read more
Some 250,000 People and More Than 12 Heads of State Expected to Attend Saturday's Ceremony
TheChurch and government in El Salvador are preparing together for the beatification ceremony of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador taking place this Saturday, reported Fides. Local …read more