Uncertainty Looms as Country Defaults on $1.8 Million IMF Loan
Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the people of Greece. The country missed the deadline to payback a $1.8 million loan from theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF). Although the country had presented a two-year deal to restructure its debt, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there would be no negotiati...
Addresses High Level Event on Climate Change
The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace was part of the opening segment at Monday’s United NationsHigh Level Event on Climate Change in New York, and he urged the representatives to embrace an "integral ecology." Cardinal Peter Turkson brought the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudat...
Vatican Presents Details on Papal Visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
From the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean, to the Amazon and the Rio de le Plata, going in a few hours from 4,000 meters of altitude down to sea level , and including a wide gamut of languages (Quechua, Aymara, Guarani) and ethnic groups (Indians and Mestizos) -- all in just under seven days. Francis’ trip to Ecuado...
Also Remembering Poor in Latin America Ahead of Trip to Continent
As candidates for US president are making headlines and as the Pope gears up for his trip this month to South America, his monthly prayer intentions bring both of these situations before the Lord. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for July. His universal intention is "Polit...
Quote for July 1st
"Paradox: Sanctity is more attainable than learning. But it is easier to be a scholar than to be a Saint."
-- Saint Josemaria Escriva
On Sunday, thousands of Christians joined in prayer at the Church of the Multiplication, located near the Sea of Galilee. The historic, site of Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the five thousand, …read more
Working Document Summarizes Extraordinary Synod and Responses to Questions Sent Out in December 2014
The Vatican published the Instrumentum Laboris for the upcoming General Ordinary Synod on "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and in the Contemporary World”. An instrumentum …read more
Q: Is it ever permitted to give a communicant more than one Eucharistic host at a time? The question arose because when taking Communion to the sick in a nursing home, sometimes one of the …read more
Chose to Spend Final Moments With Missionaries of Charity
Sister Nirmala Joshi, the first successor of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, passed away. According to religious news agency Matters India, Sr. Nirmala suffered from kidney failure and other …read more
Homilist explains life and ministry of great Irish missionary
Last Sunday, a nationalMass of Thanksgiving to mark the 14th centenary of Saint Columbanus was held atSaint Patrick’s Cathedral inArmagh. Opening remarks were given byArchbishop Eamon Martin …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Francis gave when he met with youngsters and young people gathered in Vittorio Square in Turin on Sunday evening. After the greeting of two leaders, …read more
5 Church Leaders Issue Joint Appeal
This report is provided by Clare Creegan and John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need * * * Charging that extremism hurts all faiths, Syrian Patriarchs have called on their faithful to …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Sunday evening when he met with the sick and the disabled in Turin’s church of the Little House of Divine Providence, known as the …read more