This Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, the Pope and the Roman Curia will begin their spiritual exercises. The meditations will be led by Fr. Angelo De Donatis, parish of San Marco Evangelista in Campidoglio. This year's spiritual exercises will be based on the theme “the purification of the heart” and will take p...read more
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has spoken to the three leaders of the ordinariates established for former Anglicans who wanted full communion with the Church. Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müllerspoke with the ordinaries in Rome aboutthe delicacy andimportance of their task "in these f...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, at the end of this month to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. The purpose of theMarc...
A CNN poll released Thursday finds that a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on the legality of abortion. The largest percentage of Americans (38%) favor abortion being legal in only a few circumstances. At the opposite ends of the spectrum, 27% want abortion legal in all circumstances, while 20% w...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
The Holy Spirit doesn’t fight fair. He hits you when you let your guard down. I was preparing for my Introduction to Hispanic Literature class, minding my own business. And I got triple …read more
We are fast approaching Ash Wednesday, and it is time to start planning your Lenten fast. Lent is about recommitting to prayer, fasting so as to make room for God and almsgiving to relearn …read more
The Tyburn Nuns of England will this week celebrate the return of their restored megillah, a scroll of the biblical book of Esther dating back to the late 18th century. The “Tyburn Megillah” …read more
A Centre of Formation for the New Evangelisation has been established in the grounds of a Benedictine abbey in England. Catholic education experts have established the centre, called the …read more
The members of the Cardinals’ Commission of the Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR) – colloquially known as the Vatican Bank - have nominated Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello as their …read more
A statement from the director of the Vatican Museums says it was Pope Francis himself who decided to make accessible to everyone the gardens of the Pontifical Villas “where the splendor of …read more
Here is a translation of the full address given by Pope Francis last Thursday to the Congregation for Bishops. * * * The Essential Mission of the Congregation In the celebration of the …read more
An organization supported by Catholics in Canada annouced last month that it was able to provide housing for 400 families in Haiti affected by the 2010 earthquake. On February 7, 2014, four …read more