Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the family during his weekly General Audience, reflecting on the important role of fathers. The Holy Father was in good spirits as he entered the Paul VI Audience Hall, even taking a moment to pose for a picture with a group of pilgrims. The Pope began his address by notin...read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address during his weekly General Audience today at the Paul VI Audience Hall. --- --- --- Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! We continue the series of catecheses on the family. Today we will let ourselves be guided by the word father. A word that is more dea...
Kristel Mae Padasas, the young volunteer who passed away in a tragic accident following Pope Francis' visit to Tacloban during his Apostolic Journey to the Philippines, was laid to rest yesterday. Family and friends paid their final respects to the Catholic Relief Services volunteer during a funeral Mass at Santo...
What the world and families need is a renewal of faith.Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, made this observation during a Jan. 24th Mass he presided over in the Cathedral of the Diocese of Xuan Loc, Vietnam. The Mass marked the end of his pastoral visit in Vietn...
Quote for January 28th
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Here is the translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today's …read more
In his visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, Pope Francis left behind in his speeches and homilies a number of important points worth reflecting on. In Sri Lanka interreligious relations …read more
Refugees, among them 50 Jews, were sheltered in the French Seminary at the time of the Holocaust. At St. Chiara Street in Rome, behind the Pantheon is situated the Pontifical French Seminary. …read more
After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” As he …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's homily at the celebration of Vespers on the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The prayer service took place …read more