Pope Francis' 77th birthday is Dec. 17 and the group Catholic to the Max will be shipping to Rome a giant birthday card for the occasion. The Pope's birthday card was at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis at the end of November, where it was signed by thousands of Catholic youth. Th...read more
Here is the statement released today by ArchbishopStephen Brislinof Cape Town, president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference. * * * We heard of the death of Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela with great sadness. Nonetheless we cannot help but call to mind the words of Scripture: “Let us now sing the...
Zimbabwe's bishops and Jesuits have both recently issued appeals for reform in the country in order to improve the standard of life for its citizens. In a pastoral letter issued 3 December, the African country’s bishops noted that three months after the July elections “there are no visible prospects for improveme...
Caritas staff in the Central African Republic are reporting the capital Bangui and many parts of the country are gripped by chaos and terror as fighting continues between forces loyal to the ex-president and the fighters who overthrew him. “The whole country is terrorised,” said Fr. Anicet Assingambi of St Charle...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
World Youth Day 2016, to be held in Krakow, Poland, may be the site of a historical meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill I. That, at least, is the hope of …read more
The Holy Father took the time on Saturday to meet with a group of Polish children suffering from cancer. Meeting with the children at the Consistory Hall of the Vatican, Pope Francis …read more
On the First Sunday of Advent, the Holy Father Francis went on a pastoral visit to the parish of Saint Cyril of Alexandria at Tor Sapienza, in the sector of the diocese of Rome. Upon his …read more
Pope Francis began the season of Advent by celebrating Mass at the parish of St. Cyril of Alexandria in Rome. Prior to the celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday, the Holy Father met with the …read more
In preparing for the Christmas season, Pope Francis has called on the faithful to open their hearts and let the Lord encounter them. During his homily today at Casa Santa Marta this morning, …read more
Croatians have voted in a referendum to ban same-sex “marriage”. Two-thirds of voters approved of constitutional changes to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman in the Dec. …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address before and after the recitation of the Angelus today to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, …read more
Emphasizing the importance of the religious vocation, Pope Francis announced today that the year 2015 will be dedicated to Consecrated Life. The Holy Father made the announcement during the …read more