Below is a translation of the Pope's address at this morning's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good Morning, From the beginning, the Lord filled the Church with the gifts of His Spirit, thus rendering her always alive and fruitful. Distinguished among these gifts are som...read more
Pope Francis has urged faithful to use the Holy Spirit’s gifts, received as God’s children and which nourish and enrich the Church and promote unity. Speaking to thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square at this morning’s weekly General Audience, the Holy Father continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to t...
At his weekly general audience today, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for the extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family due to open on Sunday. Around 150 Synod fathers from across the globe will take place in the Oct. 5-19 meeting to discuss the pastoral challenges of the family ...
On Sunday, Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Mass at 10 a.m. Rome time to open the 3rd Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of bishops, dedicated this time to the theme of the family. Two hundred fifty-three persons will take part in the Synod, 14 of whom are married couples invited by the Pope. Representing Bra...
Quote for October 1st
"I understand so very well that it is only through love that we can render ourselves pleasing to the good Lord, that love is the one thing I long for. The science of love is the only science I desire."
- St. Therese of Lisieux
The beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria as head of Opus Dei, took place on Saturday before a massive crowd, in a ceremony presided over by the delegate …read more
At the end of the Holy Mass celebrated in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday, the Pope handed the book of the Gospels - printed in large letters – to some elderly people in attendance. The same …read more
On the initiative of the Pontifical Council for the Family, a day dedicated to the elderly was celebrated on Sunday. Present in Saint Peter’s Square from numerous countries were thousands of …read more
Saint Peter’s Square witnessed once again the embrace of the Pope Emeritus and Pope Francis. The occasion was today’s celebration of the Elderly. This Sunday morning, grandparents and elderly …read more
Here is the text of the Holy Father's homily at today's Masswith Grandparents and theElderly celebrated this morning in St.Peter's Square. *** Today we accept the Gospel we have just heard as …read more