At Casa Santa Marta, Francis Considers Necessity of Discerning and Watchfulness
Pope Francis today at his morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta recalled that a Christian should always discern what God is doing and asking in a situation, since the Evil One is always present as well, and trying to deceive. Vatican Radio reported that the Holy Father drew his homily from today’s Gospel reading, in ...
Say Instrumentum Laboris a 'Martyr Document' Meant to Be Changed
Though reports from the 13 working groups read today at the synod of bishops showed generalized dissatisfaction with the Instrumentum Laboris, Cardinal Antonio Tagle of Manila says that is to be expected, as the working document is meant to be a "martyr document," revised and corrected during the process of the syn...
“Hope and progress come only from the choice for peace"
At 9 o’clock this morning, with the singing of Tierce, the 4th General Congregation of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops opened. Pope Francis invited those present to dedicate a prayer for the intention of reconciliation and peace in the Middle East and, at the same time, together with t...
Call for 'Less Negative Reading' of Family Situation Today
This morning, during the fourth General Congregation, the various Circuli Minori – 13 in total, including four in English – presented the results of their reflections on the first part of the Instrumentum Laboris, examining the mission of the family in the Church and the contemporary world. In general the rappor...
Quote for October 9th
You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.
-Saint Therese of Lisieux
Says Attempt at Removal of President Assad Will Only Worsen Situation
Syrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo said he was “disturbed” of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s involvement in the Syrian conflict. The prelate’s statement was in reaction to a …read more
Neocatechumenal Way Members Convene in Philadelphia Following World Meeting of Families
On Monday, some 40,000 members of the Neocatechumenal Way from around the world participated in a vocational encounter in which thousands of young men, women, and families offered to be sent …read more
Palestinian President Expresses Solidarity with Church Following Attack
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his solidarity to the Maronite Church following an arson attack on monastery in Bethlehem. On September 30th, the Maronite Monastery of Mar …read more
Also Coincides with Canonization of Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux
The liturgical feast of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus (1873-1897) which was celebrated on October 1st, marks the beginning of October, month of the missions, which will culminate in the …read more
"Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us. The Response of the Gospel of Mercy"
Here is a Vatican translation of the Pope's message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the Bull of indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy …read more
At Morning Mass, Considers the Heart’s Longing for God
We need to feel a longing for more in our hearts, says Pope Francis, for this longing, this nostalgia, will lead us to God. As reported by Vatican Radio, this was the Holy Father’s main …read more
Francis Considers Their Call to Mission and Devotion to Sacred Heart
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today to participants in the General Chapter of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus. * * * I greet you cordially, …read more
“Pope Francis is awesome. He’s wonderful.”These were the exact words of Joshua, a Jewish financier, on Wall Street when asked hisview of the Pope.“You cannot fault someone for working toward …read more