More than 2 dozen killed during procession when brakes go out on truck
Pope Francis today sent assurance of his prayers to the victims of Thursday’s accident in Mexico that resulted in more than two dozen deaths when a truck lost control and slammed into a procession. The Holy Father sent a message through his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the bishop of Zacatecas,...
Also Asking God That We Might Learn to Be Neighbors for Those ‘on the Margins’
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on all those who give their time to help those in need. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for August. His general intention is “that volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy." For his evangeliz...
Determining how to implement Supreme Court's lifting of prohibition
Canada's bishops are calling on the faithful to respond to a government consultation on euthanasia. Earlier this month (July 17),the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, and Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, announced the establishment of an External Panel of experts who will consul...
Says they contribute to their families' growth at a 'profoundly human and spiritual level of faith'
This week, on July 26, the Church marked the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. For the occasion,Pope Francis sent a message to participants and organizers of the 16thCelebration of Grandparentsheld throughout Spain. In his message, sent through the Apostolic Nuncia...
Quote for July 31st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
With regard to the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to take place in the Vatican from 4 to 25 October on the theme “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and …read more
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * From the Christian town of Deir al Ahmar it's only a few miles to the Syrian border. Tens of thousands of …read more
During 2-Nation Festival in August, Nations' Representatives Will Sign Memorandum Agreement
Peru and Brazil are working together to eradicate child labor in the Amazonia. According to Fides, thegovernments of the two Southern American nations are launchinga campaign to promote this …read more
In Iraq, properties and homes belonging to Christian citizens continue being taken from their legitimate owners,reportsFides. This phenomenon is plaguing the northern part of the nation, …read more
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila,Philippines, said that in a recent conversation, Pope Francis affirmed that “the future of the Church is in Asia.” According to Asia News, …read more
Sends Support and Apostolic Blessing to Participants
Pope Francis has sent his good wishes and support to the Catholic Church in England and Wales for this Sunday’s Day for Life. Day for Life is the day dedicated to praying for the protection …read more
Jerry Brown Also Shares How Catholic Formation Gives Him Ability to See Hope in Midst of Darkness
The governor of California says the simplicity and example of Pope Francis expresses the Catholic ideal. Governor Jerry Brownmade this point and discussed the Pope’s impact on Catholics and …read more
An examination of 5 common slogans in the debate
Here is the full text of a lecture given Wednesday by Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney. The archbishop’s address is titled: Same-Sex 'Marriage': Evolution or Deconstruction of Marriage and …read more