Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address to the European Parliament today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends, I thank you for inviting me to address this in...read more
Speaking on Pope Francis' visit to Turkey this weekend, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says security risks cannot prevent the Jesuit Pontiff from doing his mission and reaching out to the "periphery." In an interview with ZENIT in the Vatican after the leader of the Italian bishops, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, re...
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address to the Council of Europe today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr Secretary General, Madame President Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to address this solemn session which brings together a significant representation of the Parliament...
Here is a statement from ArchbishopRobert Carlson of St. Louis, released Monday in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson is a white police officer who on Aug. 9 shot and killed an 18-year-old black man, Michael Brown. The details surrounding the death wer...
Quote for November 25th
'We can obtain no reward without merit, and no merit without patience.'
- St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S., auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, welcomed the news today that the Obama …read more
Here below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis' address this morning to the participants of 7thWorld Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, which began Monday and concludes …read more
Orientalium Ecclesiarum, the Decree of the Second Vatican Council on the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rites was promulgated by Pope Paul VI on 21 November 1964. His Beatitude Cardinal …read more
The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says matrimony isn't only a reality which plays a role in the Catholic Church and life, but also is important for all mankind. In …read more
In the coming months, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs and the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church will conduct a …read more