In moments of darkness, our lament becomes a prayer, but we must guard ourselves against overdramatizing our complaints and remember that there are people experiencing “great tragedies” who have good reason to lament, like the Christians driven from their homes for the faith, said Pope Francis Tuesday during Mass a...read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I see with increasing frequency programs for funeral Masses entitled, "A Celebration of Life," or something similar, in lieu of entitling the ritual a "Funeral Mass." In parti...
The Vatican confirmed today that on Sunday Pope Francis will celebrate the opening Mass of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. “On Sunday, October 5, 2014, XXVII Ordinary Time, at 10am, the Holy Father Francis will celebrate Mass in the Vatican Basilica on the occasion of the opening...
The cardinal bishop of Hong Kong has urgently called on authorities to put the personal safety of citizens first and to exercise restraint in the use of force. Cardinal John Tong issued the appeal Sept. 29 after tens of thousands of people turned out in protest against the government of Beijing which has refused...
Quote for September 30th
“The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain”
― Padre Pio
-- Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:8 Psalm 90:3-4,5-6,12-13,14 and 17 Luke 9:43b-45 Today's reading from Ecclesiastes is a meditation on the vanity of life and the certainty of death. Qoheleth's outlook …read more
Drawing from the first reading's exclamation, "Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!" Pope Francis spoke today in his morning homily about Christians' temptation to "make themselves …read more
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pope's secretary of state, addressed the UN Security Council on Wednesday during thesummit on foreign terrorist fighters in connection with the agenda item“ …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address of last Saturday to the Bishops taking part in a Seminar organized by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. * * * Dear Brothers, I …read more
Father Ignacio Maria Doñoro’s life changed some 20 years ago when he saw children die from malnutrition in the mountains of Panchimalco, San Salvador. Some of these little ones were sold for …read more