"Korea, rise up in splendour! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you". With this quote of the prophet Isaiah (60:1), the bishops of South Korea have welcomed with great joy the announcement of the visit of Pope Francis in Korea. Pope Francis is to make an apostolic trip to the Republic of Ko...read more
Secularism is a totally inadequate basis for British society in the twenty-first century, producing a society with foundations, a British bishop has said. In a lecture given at Kings College London on March 6th, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth said thatsecularism is "too flimsy" a basis for British culture. "...
Cardinal Walter Kasper has said the main purpose of his speech to cardinals gathered for last month’s consistory was to deepen the theological understanding of the family. The cardinal’s speech, which introduced the forthcoming Synod on the family, is featured in The Gospel of the Family, a book to be published t...
Isaiah 55:10-11 Psalm 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 Matthew 6:7-15 Today's psalm is an invitation to join the psalmist in prayer, to glorify God and to trust in God. God, the psalmist tells us, hears the cry of the poor and of the just. He is close to them and saves them. Even before we seek the Lord, he is seeking...
Quote for March 11th
"It might reasonably be maintained that the true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. To be at last in such secure innocence that one can juggle with the universe and the stars, to be so good that one can treat everything as a joke - that may be, perhaps, the real end and final holiday of human souls."
- G.K. Chesterton
“Have you heard? Father Longenecker advocates having seances and communicating with the dead!” So it might be assumed from the title of this article: “Communicating with C.S.Lewis.” Am I …read more
The Pew Research Center released today results on surveys about Pope Francis. Among the findings, the survey shows that a large majority of American Catholics feel favorably about the Pope …read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave Monday to bishops from Spain who were in Rome for their ad limina visits. * * * Dear Brothers, I am grateful for the words addressed to …read more
The seven-member board of medical experts that advises the Congregation for Saints' Causes unanimously recognized as miraculous the healing of a stillborn baby, attributed to the intercession …read more
This week, the Spanish magazine 'Palabra' carried an exclusive and extensive interview with Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, prefect of the Papal Household and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s …read more
The de facto primate of Sri Lanka has warned that “international meddlings” are a threat to the sovereignty of the country. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, has said that the …read more
“A great emotion, an extraordinary privilege.” These were the words Ferruccio de Bortoli, editor in chief of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, used to describe his recent interview …read more
Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has defended Pope Francis' comments, made in an interview yesterday with an Italian newspaper, on the Church’s commitment to combat child abuse. Some …read more