At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English translation of his words introducing the Marian prayer, and his address that followed: *** Dear brothers and sisters, ...read more
Pope Francis will receive Israel’s former President Shimon Peres at the Vatican on Thursday, the Holy See has confirmed. The visit comes almost three months since Peres took part in the Pope’s Invocation for Peace in the Holy Land, together with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Patriarch of Constantino...
Pope Francis has responded to the question, "How to receive Jesus Christ?" by saying the answer may be something you can conceal in your pocket. Addressing those gathered this morning at his first daily Mass in Casa Santa Marta after a summer break, Pope Francis asked: “How do I receive Jesus Christ?”, to which h...
A leading European pro-life think tank has warned of possible growing centralization in the area of fundamental rights under new European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. European Dignity Watch says that although Juncker, who was elected president in June, has promised to seriously consider the importanc...
Quote for September 1st
'Love above everything the glory of God. May God, infinitely good, be the aim of your words, your thoughts, and your actions.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Pope Francis says that despite our tendency to sin and place ourselves first, God always is there for his people, ready to forgive and give them a fresh start. Addressing thousands of …read more
Saying that the upsurge of violence in Iraq has awakened the world, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, has urged the international …read more
Pope Francis has expressed his condolences and has conveyed his prayers to the loved ones of a former Irish prime minister. In a telegram sent Tuesday by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal …read more
The Order of St. Augustine, in the liturgical memorial of its spiritual father,August 28,remembers with particular attention its continued presence in Nigeria for 75 years and does so with a …read more
Archbishop Eamon Martin, coadjutor archbishop of Armagh, has encouraged the faithful in Ireland to pray the Rosary on October 5th for the intention of the family. “Rosary Sunday is an …read more
(-ONLY VIDEO-) During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis talked about the importance of unity. He called for Christians to recognize the sins that work against unity in local parishes …read more
The Pope's general audience took place outdoors this week. That means the Pope did plenty of rounds in the popemobile, making his way through St. Peter's Square. He drank a bit of mate tea …read more
It was a Melbourne man, Julian Savulescu, now an ethics professor at Oxford, who declared that doctors who will not provide abortion should be “punished through removal of license to practice …read more