Here is the English-language summary of Pope Francis' General Audience of today: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters: My recent apostolic journey to Korea enabled me to visit a young and dynamic Church filled with missionary zeal, a point of encounter between ancient Asian cultures and the Gospel of Jesus Christ....read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I would like to ask a question regarding the use of the Book of the Gospels, or Evangeliary. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), No. 117, says: "On the altar i...
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said he was "very moved" and thanked Pope Francis for his spontaneous prayers for the "suffering people in Iraq" and for his personal envoy. The prayer was expressed at the end of the prayer of the faithful during the Mas...
In an hour-long,wide-ranging press conference on the plane back from South Korea, Pope Francis has said he favours UN-backed efforts to stop unjust aggression in Iraq, and plans on visiting the U.S. and U.N. headquarters in New York in 2015. He also discussed Chinese relations, the Invocation for Peace for the H...
Quote for August 20th
"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."
-St. John Paul II
Ezekiel 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32 Psalm 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 Matthew 19:13-15 In today's first reading, God questions Ezekiel about a common proverb in Israel: Parents have eaten green and sour …read more
Here is a Vatican translation of the homily Pope Francis gave today as he celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption, on the second day of his trip to South Korea. The Mass was …read more
Here is the latest column from Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. * * * With summer drawing to a close and a new school year just around the corner, it’s a good time to resume this …read more
The director of the Vatican press office says that Pope Francis "is in good shape and is well pleased with his reception during the first day of his trip to South Korea.” Jesuit Father …read more
--- Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab Psalm 45:10,11,12,16 1 Corinthians 15:20-27 Luke 1:39-45 Yesterday's vigil mass for the Assumption of Mary told the story of the transfer of the Ark of …read more
-- 1 Chronicles 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 Psalm 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14 1 Corinthians 15:54b-57 Luke 11:27-28 This evening's Liturgy of the Word for the Solemnity of the Assumption begins with a …read more