During his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis issued a heartfelt appeal on behalf of the world’s child victims of war, and again appealed for peace in the Middle East and Ukraine. Recalling that tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, the Pope said: “Brothers and sisters, no more ...read more
On July 6 the Church in Australia celebrated the annual event of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday. “Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have joyfully embraced the good news of Jesus, and become part of the community of his disciples,” the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference noted in i...
To face contemporary challenges, priests need creativity, says Pope Francis. Upon arriving in the southern Italian city of Caserta on Saturday afternoon, Francis told priests who had awaited his arrival in the city’s Palatine Chapel they must possess creativity in their vocation to overcome today’s contemporary c...
In a new interview, given to mark the first 500 days of his pontificate, Pope Francis has reminisced about his youth, discussed immigration and gives a ten point plan for happiness. The first excerpts of the interview appeared as a feature article on Sunday in the Argentine magazine “Viva”, a supplement of the ne...
Quote for July 28th
“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.”
― Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard
The apostolic nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown, met Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday. The New York-born papal diplomat is expected to have updated the Pope on the Church in …read more
As well as a program highlighting the exodus of Christians from Syria this week, the Catholic television network EWTN is currently airing a documentary by the same filmmaker on Turkey’s rich …read more
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako -- together with all the Chaldean, Syrian Orthodox, Syrian Catholic and Armenian Bishops in northern Iraq -- have launched an urgent appeal, calling …read more
Catholics need to be more courageous in showing that religion and science co-exist says the papal astronomer who has just been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards in science. …read more
The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees responded with concern to President Obama’s July 21 executive order to prohibit federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “ …read more
Latin rite Archbishop Jean Benjamin Sleiman of Baghdad has shared his views on the situation in Iraq and for its Christians. In addition to discussing the events of Iraq and Mosul with ZENIT …read more