Director of international charity says there's urgent need for strategic response
This articleis provided by Sarkis Boghjalian, director of the US branch of Aid to the Church in Need. --- I would like to start with this quotation from Dabiq -- the online publication of ISIS addressing the Christian world—which says: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your wom...
British Ambassador to Holy See Reflects on “The New Climate Economy. How Economic Growth and Sustainability Can Go Hand in Hand” Conference in Rome
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Church, government, business: a climate change alliance.' Published on May 21st, it is from Ambassador Baker's blog available on the British Embassy to the Holy See Website: *** This week I attended an important conference at t...
Also Speaks on Struggle to Have 'Trialogue' Among 3 Monotheistic Faiths
Cardinal Kurt Koch says the Nostra Aetate declaration was a landmark in relations between the Catholic Church and other faiths. According to an interview with Vatican Radio, the President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, which is also responsible for the Church’s dialogue with the Jewish people thr...
During Mass at Santa Marta, Says Jesus' Gaze Enables Us to Know What to Do, Repent for Sin
To know what we must do to change our hearts, let Jesus gaze upon you. During Pope Francis' daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, he made this suggestion. According to Vatican Radio, the Pontiff reflected on today's reading from the Gospel of John, and discussedthe three different types of looks which Jesus g...
Quote for May 21st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dominican Sister Diana Momeka of Mosul, Iraq, tells House Foreign Affairs Committee that three needs are urgent
Sister Diana Momeka, OP Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, Mosul, Iraq appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week to testify about ancient communities under …read more
On Saturday, Pope Francis met with consecrated men and women of the Diocese of Rome. The Pope answered questions posed to him by some of those taking part in the meeting. Here is a ZENIT …read more
Caritas Internationalis 20th General Assembly 12 – 18 May 2015 – Rome Final Message Committed to the ministry of the Church in service to poor, vulnerable and marginalizedpersons, 424 women, …read more
Salvadoran priest will be beatified this Saturday
The Church's international charity organization has adopted a third patron, Salvadoran priest Oscar Romero, who will be beatified this Saturday. Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly …read more
In q-and-a with consecrated, also speaks of spiritual direction as a charism for the laity
Pope Francis says that the role of consecrated women is particularly important in the Church, as a reflection of the Church's and Mary's maternal love and a path to discover how to better …read more
"To abide in God and in his love, and thus to proclaim by our words and our lives the resurrection of Jesus, to live in unity with one another and with charity towards all. This is what the four women Saints canonized today did."
Here is the Vatican-providedtranslation of Pope Francis' homily at the today's canonization of BlessedsGiovanna Emilia De Villeneuve, Mary Christine of the Immaculate Conception, …read more
Canonizes Four New Saints from Palestine, Italy and France
Like the four new saints canonized today, Christians are called to "abide in God and in his love, and thus to proclaim by our words and our lives the resurrection of Jesus, to live in unity …read more
Also Prays for Countries of Newly Canonized Saints
Following the canonization of four new Saints, Pope Francis prayed for the country of Burundi following a failed coup attempt against the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza. While the …read more