Stresses at Least 4 Supposed Signatories Have Denied Involvement
The director of the Vatican press office, Father Federico Lombardi, has cautioned journalists about a letter published Monday by theItalian publication L'Espresso, allegedly signed by 13 cardinals and sent toPope Francis,criticizing the synod's procedures and expressing concerns. The director of the Holy...
There Are No Strict Specifications
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: One local priest at Mass extends his hands almost to the fullest extent possible, elbows well out from the body; most others keep their elbows close to the body. Are there a...
During Today’s Briefing, Moira McQueen Considers 'Democratic' Element of Synod
The synod is democratic in the sense thatauditors are given the same forum for the same amount of time as bishops.This was the opinionshared by moral theologian,Moira McQueen, a synod auditor (non-voting observer),as she was speaking at today's synodbriefingin theVatican press office, with thedirector of t...
Founder of CatholicMom.com Gives Perspective on Listening to the Pope and Leading the Domestic Church
Lisa Hendey is well known in the world of Catholic media as the founder ofCatholicMom.com, a site she started from her home in the year 2000. Hendey has recently joined the team of Ave Maria Press as editor-at-large. Given the growth ofCatholicMom.com, ZENIT wanted to speak with Hendey about the Church’s emp...
Quote for October 13th
'When our Lord inspires us with some good deed, He also gives the strength to do it.'
-St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Here is a translation of the address of Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Vatican Secretary of Relations with States, given this morning at Brescia in the course of a meeting entitled “ …read more
“It requires pastors enamoured of God’s plan, to have a Family Pastoral Ministry born of the heart of the pastor"
In the course of the 1st General Congregation of Monday, October 5, and in the course of the 3rd General Congregation of Tuesday, October 6, two auditor couples, the Galindos of Mexico and …read more
Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for the Vatican's Relations with States, today spoke in Brescia, Italy, during the meeting entitled “Dialogue between Peoples in the name of Paul …read more
"Those who claim there is no wrongdoing here should not be afraid of an investigation"
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today released the following statement on the House of Representatives vote to create a Select Investigative Panel on Planned …read more
"I told Matthews that I thought it was very important to revisit the largely unrealized aspiration of the Vatican II fathers to empower the laity to sanctify the world"
During the Pope's visit to America, I had the privilege of commenting for NBC News and for MSNBC. Twice I was on for extended periods with Brian Williams, the former anchor forNBC Nightly …read more
'Part of our calling is to encourage them [young people] to enter into the journey of Holy Matrimony looking at Christ as their new hope.'
Below is the Vatican provided text of the intervention ofspousesBuysile PatronellaandMeshack Jabulani Nkosiduring the 3rdGeneral Congregation, Oct. 6, of the Synod of Bishops on the Family. …read more
Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, says, "We are not here to win anything, we are here to arrive at the truth of the Lord that He has set out for His Church." This afternoon at the …read more
The family is fundamental in giving witness to the love of God and the Synod is “called to interpret this zeal, for today, this zeal and care of the Church.” These were Pope Francis’ words …read more