Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said Chinese Christians can be optimists even if the situation facing the Church of China has not changed. Cardinal Zen was in Rome for the start of the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium Tuesday afternoon in Rome's Urbaniana University on the theme"Mission in Asia: Pope J...read more
“We declare and define Blesseds Giovanni Antonio Farina; Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family; Ludovico da Casoria; Nicola da Longobardi; Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart and Amato Ronconi to be Saints and we enroll them among the Saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole C...
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Angelus prayer at the conclusion of the Canonization Mass of six new Saints. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, At the conclusion of this celebration, I would like to greet all of you who have come to honor the new Saints, espe...
Jesus said to his disciples: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his ri...
Quote for November 21st
"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Congress should incorporate the protections of the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA) into must-pass funding legislation, said the chairmen of two committees of the U.S. Conference of …read more
On 21 November 1964, after a long and laborious process, the Council Fathers approved the decree on ecumenism, “Unitatis Redintegratio” by 2,137 votes to 11. The document, which undoubtedly …read more
The Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry’s 29th international conference will focus this year on the topic of autism. The Thursday through Saturday event was presented at a press …read more
Feeling spiritually comfortable is a "state of sin," Pope Francis cautioned today during his morning homily at the Casa Santa Marta as he reflected on the problem of lukewarmness. As reported …read more
-- Revelation 4:1-11 Psalm 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 Luke 19:11-28 Chapter Four of the Book of Revelation switches from the situation of the seven churches to the things that will take place, to the …read more