More than 2 dozen killed during procession when brakes go out on truck
Pope Francis today sent assurance of his prayers to the victims of Thursday’s accident in Mexico that resulted in more than two dozen deaths when a truck lost control and slammed into a procession. The Holy Father sent a message through his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the bishop of Zacatecas,...
Also Asking God That We Might Learn to Be Neighbors for Those ‘on the Margins’
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on all those who give their time to help those in need. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for August. His general intention is “that volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy." For his evangeliz...
Determining how to implement Supreme Court's lifting of prohibition
Canada's bishops are calling on the faithful to respond to a government consultation on euthanasia. Earlier this month (July 17),the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, and Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, announced the establishment of an External Panel of experts who will consul...
Says they contribute to their families' growth at a 'profoundly human and spiritual level of faith'
This week, on July 26, the Church marked the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. For the occasion,Pope Francis sent a message to participants and organizers of the 16thCelebration of Grandparentsheld throughout Spain. In his message, sent through the Apostolic Nuncia...
Quote for July 31st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Also Remembers Orthodox Bishops As Second Anniversary of Abductions Approaches
Pope Francis appealed for the release of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, a Jesuit priest kidnapped two years ago in Syria. The Italian priest, who worked in Syria for the past 30 years, was …read more
This Sunday the Church in England and Wales celebrated the “Day for Life.” This year the annual event focused on the treatment of people at the end of their lives. The topic of euthanasia is …read more
Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee. A large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his …read more
Says Advances in Treatment Should Be Matched to Promote Dignity of Those Affected by Virus
Advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS “give witness to the possibilities for beneficial outcome when all sectors of society unite in common purpose.” This was the sentimentexpressed by Pope …read more
On Wednesday, Pope Francis recorded a message for the homeless of the Archdiocese of Sao Paolo,Brazil,to thank them for the gifts he received that morning: a Crucifix and a Rosary made of …read more
Dominican Leader of Lahore’s Peace Center Considers Future of Dialogue for Minorities
Father James Channan, O.P.—the former Vice Provincial of the Dominican order in Pakistan—is director of the Dominican-run Peace Center in Lahore, Pakistan, which is committed to deepening the …read more
Permanent observer notes Holy See-Palestine agreement of last month, indicative of progress made by Palestinian Authority
Here is the interventionofArchbishop Bernardito Auza,Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN at theUnited Nations Security Council Open Debate on“The situation in …read more
Lectio divina: XVII Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Roman Rite 2 Kings 4.42 to 44; Ps 145; Eph 4, 1-6; Jn 6.1 to 15 Ambrosian Rite Judges 2, 6-17; Th 2, 1-2. 4-12; Mk 10: 35-45 -- 1) Bread to share. Beginning this Sunday the liturgy interrupts …read more