Scientific research shows that a person who seeks to be close to God finds fullness in living and can attain greater stability, says a psychological expert and priest. In an interview with ZENIT this week, Father Wenceslao Vial, professor of psychology and spiritual life at Rome’s Pontifical University of the Hol...read more
Indonesia’s PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyonohas said the actions of Islamic State (ISIS) militants are “embarrassing” to the Muslim religion and that their slaughters are “shocking” and “out of control.” Urging religious leaders to join in combating extremism, President Yudhoyono said both the scale of the sla...
The constraint of time, in a society obsessed by a sort of perennial state of agitation, extreme digitalization and apparently condemned to a fruitless distraction, seems – as Pope Francis stated in his Message for the World Communication Day – to have diverted the gaze of the humanity away from the fundamental nec...
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has said his country faces an extremely difficult situation and strongly rejects Orthodox accusations that his church is responsible for military action in Eastern Ukraine. In a Aug. 22 letter addressed to religious and political leaders and all people of good will...
Quote for August 22nd
"At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity."
- St. John of the Cross
Pope Francis recently sent a special envoy of his, Cardinal Filoni, to Iraq. Providentially, and quite independently of recent headlines, he has someone slated to go to St. Louis as well. St. …read more
-- Ezekiel 34:1-11 Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Matthew 20:1-16 After reading in Ezekiel about God's judgment of Israel and the nations, we now begin Ezekiel's promise of salvation. This promise …read more
The Bishop of the Forces, Mons. Richard Moth, has called on military chaplains to “offer Mass for those persecuted for their faith" on Sunday 31 August. In Bishop Moth’s pastoral letter, …read more
Italian politician Luca Volontè wants to see more emphasis placed on promoting the common good and the dignity of the human person rather than the latest GDP figures. Speaking to ZENIT on the …read more
The Pope's Personal Envoy to Iraq, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, is scheduled to arrive in Baghdad on Tuesday. There, he's planning on delivering a message from the Pope to Iraq's newly elected …read more
After a twelve-hour flight from Seoul, Pope Francis arrived to Rome's Ciampino airport and headed directly to the Basilica of St. Mary Major. To view the video click here URL: …read more
The Pope led an intense five day visit in South Korea. On his flight back to Rome, he held an improvised press conference for about an hour, where the violence in Iraq and the persecution of …read more
Just moments after returning from his four-day international pilgrimage in South Korea, Pope Francis has surprised again back in Rome. After landing, the Pope left Rome’s Ciampino Airport in …read more