The Pope has made a surprise dinner visit, to the delight of Rome's Jesuits. Thursday evening, to mark the feast of St. Ignatius, the Holy Fathermade a surprise visit for dinner at the Jesuit General Curia in Rome, reported Vatican Radio. Last year, Pope Francis marked the feast of St. Ignatius by celebrating ...read more
“Please stop, I ask you with all my heart, it’s time to stop. Stop, please.” Inspired by these words of Pope Francis (June 27, 2014), the international pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need, united with His Beatitude Louis Rafael Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq, appeals to all persons of goo...
By Robert Clarke of Alliance Defending Freedom Written in 1948, George Owell’s “1984” looked to the future and warned against government control and the unquestioning obedience of its citizens. In the novel, “thoughtcrime” was the criminal act of having beliefs that opposed or questioned the prevailing orthodoxy...
The call to combat human trafficking was echoed again at the Vatican this week. Urging participants to step up the fight and support trafficking survivors, the Vatican held a video conference Tuesday recalling the first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, reported Vatican Radio on Wednesday. Am...
Quote for August 1st
"He who trusts himself is lost. He who trusts God can do all things."
St. Alphonsus Liguori
-- 1 John 4:7-16 Psalm 34:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9,10-11 John 11:19-27 According to the Roman Martyrology, not only do we celebrate today the memorial of Saint Martha, but we also commemorate her …read more
In a visit to the U.S., the prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches called the immigration into the East resulting from the current Middle Eastern conflict a pastoral challenge of “ …read more
The family of Fr. Paolo Dell'Oglio, the Italian Jesuit priest of whom there has been no news for a year following his disappearance in the Syrian city of Raqqa, today issued the following …read more
Pope Francis has met privately with Evangelical pastor and friend Rev. Giovanni Traettino in Caserta, southern Italy. After theprivatevisit this morning with the friend he’s known since early …read more
Below is the telegram Pope Francis sent today expressing his condolences on the death of Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, archpriest emeritus of St. Peter's basilica. *** Your Excellency Msgr. …read more
Cardinal Francesco Marchisano has died at the age of 85. The long-serving prelate passed away at around 10 a.m. Sunday in Urbe, northern Italy. His funeral will be this Wednesday at 8 a.m. in …read more
The organisers of the largest petition in European history which called for an end to European funding of research that destroys human embryos have taken their case to the General Court of …read more
The following is the text of a homily delivered July 26th by Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, during the diocese's annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. *** "St Luke tells how Mary went "as …read more