In his homily during his daily Mass the other day, Pope Francis warned against the spirit of worldliness. He called it “a fruit of the devil who makes his way forward with the spirit of secular worldliness”.These are strong words, and we have seen so far that Pope Francis is not afraid of calling the devil by his ...read more
The Irish government has given its strongest indication yet that it may reopen its embassy to the Holy See. Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s foreign minister, said he is in favour of reopening the embassy but as a “two ambassadors, one building model”. That would mean combining both embassies to Italy and the ...
At the conclusion of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis led the faithful gathered in prayer for several nuns who were recently kidnapped in Syria. On Monday, Islamist rebels invaded the St. Thecla Greek Orthodox Convent in Maaloula, located near Damascus. They are reported to have abducted twelve nuns of t...
La mia porta e sempre aperta (My door is always open). These simple words are the title and theme of the Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro’s new book on his historical interview with Pope Francis. Fr. Spadaro presented the book alongside Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras a...
Quote for December 2nd
"Your sins are great? Just tell the Lord: Forgive me, help me to get up again, change my heart!"
- @Pontifex Tweet on Dec. 02, 2013
The spirit of the world wants us to have a single, uniform thought rather than the freedom to discern through the Spirit. This was the reflection on the Gospel that Pope Francis gave during …read more
Meeting with participants of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of “an attitude of openness in truth and in …read more
Worldly powers that wish to make religion something private exists in this world. This was the warning Pope Francis gave this morning during Mass at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy Father …read more
A Catholic priest in the Philippines is urging the public to celebrate Christmas even if they choose to make their celebrations more austere this year and do without parties in solidarity …read more
Lord, we thank you for the goodness of our people and for the spirit of justice that fills this nation. We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the land and the challenge of the cities. …read more
I am amazed at the sheer audacity and persistence of the population control crowd. Since the 1960s, they have given a single answer to every major social issue encountered. Hunger? Population …read more
Pope Francis has appointed his personal secretary as a delegate of two Pontifical Commissions overseeing reform of the Vatican’s financial structures. Msgr. Alfred Xuereb will inform the Pope …read more
At 12 o’clock this morning, the Holy Father received in audience -- in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Vatican Palace -- the participants in the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Council …read more