Meets with 30,000 Members of the Charismatic Renewal Movement in St. Peter’s Square
Pope Francis met today with 30,000 members of the Renewal in the Spirit Movement in St. Peter’s Square this evening. The meeting with the Holy Father kicks off the 38th National Convocation of the Renewal in the Spirit. They will reflect on the theme: “Ways of Unity and of Peace: Voices of Prayer for the Martyrs...
Cardinal Pietro Parolin Reflects on the Pope’s Upcoming Trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
Hope is high for the trip which will take Pope Francis to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay from July 5-13. He will fly seven times, pronounce 22 addresses, and proclaim “the joy of the Gospel” (thread of the trip) to more than one million people. It could not be explained in any other way than which John Paul II al...
Caritas Jordan Says Foreign Powers Are ‘Washing Their Hands’ of Responsibility
The United Nation’s World Food Program announced that funds earmarked for Syrian refugees will be cut, leaving thousands of refugees at risk of starvation. According to Fides, the cut in funds will have devastating consequences on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which has taken in thousands of refugees from Syr...
Says Decline of Young Population, Aging Society Signify Disappearance of Local Communities
A Japanese Bishop is decrying how his nation's population is dropping to historic lows. According to AsiaNews,Bishop Isao Kikuchi of Niigata has released a statement in which heexplains how the aging populationis currently the most urgent problem for the country, which threatens to collapsethe pension system...
Quote for July 3rd
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
"Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable."
Here is the statement released by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louiseville, Kentucky, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on the US Supreme Courts decision to …read more
The United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex “marriage” across the country today. Five of the Supreme Court justices ruled in favor, while four dissented. While the decision will …read more
Fr. Stanley Rother Could Become First Beatified Martyr from the United States
A Theological Commission of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints has recognized the martyrdom of Fr. Stanley Rother, a priest from Oklahoma. According to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, …read more
How to tackle the most recent migrant emergencies, how to tackle human trafficking, how do the sacraments fit into the pastoral care of migrants, and the proclamation of Christ to the Chinese …read more
'It is very important today that a woman be adequately appreciated, and that she be able to take up fully the place that corresponds to her, be it in the Church, be it in society."Pope …read more
Fra’ Matthew Festing Renews Order’s Commitment to Help Refugees, Migrants
Pope Francis received Fra’ Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Order of Malta, yesterday at the Vatican. During the course of their conversation, which lasted some 16 minutes, with the help …read more
"Finally, it is very important today that a woman be adequately appreciated, and that she be able to take up fully the place that corresponds to her, be it in the Church, be it in society. "
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address PopeFrancis gave in the Vatican this morning to delegates of the International Catholic Conference of Guiding, on the occasion of the 50th …read more
Officially Recognizes Palestine As A State, Promotes Two-State Solution to Conflict
The Holy See has signed a Comprehensive Agreement with the State of Palestine today. The agreement defines the juridical status of the Catholic Church in the country as well as officially …read more