For the second year in a row, Pope Francis has celebrated the Mass of the Lord's Supper, which begins the Easter Triduum, with the marginalized. This year the Mass took place at St. Mary of Providence of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Rome,a center for the elderly and disabled. Last year, he celebrated Mass on Ho...read more
Pope Francis highlighted priestly joy during the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica this Holy Thursday morning. Addressing his brother priests, Francis said there is a gift of joy inside a priest that is not intended to stay only for him, but to be for all God’s people. The Holy Father directed their attention...
Here are the texts of the meditations for Good Friday's Way of the Cross, which will be led by Pope Francis at the Colosseum. The texts were written by ArchbishopGiancarlo Maria Bregantiniof Campobasso-Boiano. * * * INTRODUCTION He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is tr...
“We are living Holy Week, but we also feel the weight of Good Friday and the divisions of Christians” His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal tells ZENIT ahead of the Holy Father’s trip to the Holy Land, adding that “the conversion of hearts will help to pull down the walls that divide Jerusalem.” ZENIT: How is Holy ...
Quote for April 18th
“It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”
― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child
In a telegram to the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Pope Francis has wished the Jewish community of Rome, as well as the entire Jewish people, a ‘Happy Pesach (Passover)’. The eight-day celebration …read more
Pope Francis has reached out to victims of the tragic continuing wildfire that broke out last Saturday in the the port city of Valparaiso, Chile. Though now contained, the fire took at least …read more
Pope Francis received in audience Monday seminarians from the Pontifical Leonine College of Anagni at the Vatican. Here is a translation of the Pope’s address. *** Dear Brother Bishops, …read more
But the birthplace of Christianity is running out of Christians, and gradually gets closer to becoming what Pope Paul VI called a "museum of stones.” To avoid that, every year the Catholic …read more
“‘Nothing is lost with peace. Everything can be lost with war,” Pope Francis told members ofthe Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences on Saturday, repeating thephrase first used by Pope …read more
Prior to the recitation of the Angelus at the conclusion of the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis addressed the faithful and gave special greetings. The Holy Father first …read more