Last November, the Holy See announced that they would be opening three showers under the colonnades of St. Peter's Basilica for the homeless. Now they will also open a barber shop and offer haircuts and shaves free of charge for homeless people. According to the Italian news agency, ANSA, haircuts and shaves will...read more
Pope Francis called for a "negotiated solution" to assist those suffering from persecution and violence in Syria and Iraq. The Holy Father made his appeal during an audience with the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Easter Orthodox Churches today at the Vat...
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to never forget the memory of their first love, Christ, in order to not become lukewarm Christians. The first reading of today continued from the Letter to the Hebrews, in which he invites Christians to "remember the days past whe...
The Church’s patrimony regarding families is enormous, says Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, and that is why the Church is a type of Noah’s ark to save families in a troubled world. The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family made this reflection in an interview with ZENIT last week. He also offered advice ...
Quote for January 30th
“Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think.”
― Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) denounced "all forms of violence against human life" following a clash between police forces and Islamic extremists on January 25th. …read more
Sara Erenhalt (née Flaks) (born 1923) used to live with her family in Przemyśl. In 1941 she married Leon Patera. Soon their first child was born. A tragic twist of fate made her and her …read more
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis stressed the importance of mothers and grandmothers in transmitting the faith to future generations. The first reading of today's …read more
A shared commitment to proclaiming the Gospel enables all Christians "to overcome proselytism and competition in all their forms." These were the words of Pope Francis to religious leaders …read more
Pope Francis stressed the need for lasting and continuous commitment to Muslim-Christian dialogue "in order to ensure we do not find ourselves unprepared in various situations and in …read more