At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English translation of his words introducing the Marian prayer, and his address that followed: *** Dear brothers and sisters, ...read more
A leading European pro-life think tank has warned of possible growing centralization in the area of fundamental rights under new European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. European Dignity Watch says that although Juncker, who was elected president in June, has promised to seriously consider the importanc...
Pope Francis will marry 20 couples at St. Peter’s Basilica this Sept. 14. On Friday Aug. 29, the Vatican announced the Bishop of Rome would marry the couples, all from Rome, just three weeks before the extraordinary bishops' synod on the family at the Vatican, reportedReligion News Service. Just this June, the...
While expressing to Catholic legislators that the Church realizes their work is not easy, the Vatican Secretary of State has thanked them for promoting coherent Catholic witness in the world. Sharing a message on Friday with participants of the fifth annual conference of the International Catholic Legislators Net...
Quote for September 1st
'Love above everything the glory of God. May God, infinitely good, be the aim of your words, your thoughts, and your actions.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Here is the English-language summary of Pope Francis' General Audience of today: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters: We affirm in the Creed that the Church is one and that she is holy. One because …read more
-- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Psalm 145:2-3,4-5,6-7 Matthew 24:42-51 Jesus' last major discourse in the Gospel of Matthew foretells the destruction of the Temple (24:1-2), announces the signs of his …read more
A soccer match proposed by Pope Francis and made up of players representing different cultures and religions is to take place in Rome’s Olympic stadium on September 1st. The Interreligious …read more
The Pope's special envoy to Iraq is to meet the Eastern Patriarchs in Washington D.C. in the coming weeks, the Holy See's representative to the United Nations in Geneva has said. Archbishop …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q:I was hearing recently that some religious …read more
By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver, Colorado From Conan O’Brien to little kids inspired to help those in need, people across the country have taken up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in …read more
Pope Francis is to meet Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai at the Vatican on Thursday for talks on Christians suffering in the Middle East at the hands of the Islamic State. Anonymous sources …read more
As violence in the Middle East escalates daily, the Custos of the Holy Land has said that rather than further discuss the problems, it's important to look at what must be done, how people can …read more