Also Praying That Catechists Practice What They Preach
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on youth and catechists. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for September. His universal intention is “Opportunities for the Young.That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people." For his...
Says 'Deeply Saddened' to Hear Tragic Loss of Life, Construction in Dominica
Pope Francis has expressed his "heartfelt condolences"to the loved ones of the victims of Hurricane Erika, which to date has claimed at least 20 lives in the Caribbean. In a condolence telegram sent to Bishop Gabriel Malzaireof Roseau, Dominica, byVatican Secretary of StateCardinal Pietro Parolinon his...
St. John Neumann Was Bishop of the City and St. Katharine Drexel Was Born Here
When Pope Francis and thousands of families arrive next month to Philadelphia, they are sure to be welcomed by two saints with ties to the city. Fr. Thomas Rosica, English-language assistant for the Vatican press office, has compiled the following biographies: * * * ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE NEUMANN, C.SS.R.(...
Autopsy of Accused Child Abuser Awaiting Trial Shows He Had a Heart Attack
Following an autopsy performed afterformer apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski, died last Friday, Aug. 28, it has been confirmed that the accused child abuser died of natural causes, specifically a heart attack. The Vatican announced the results in astatement released by the Holy S...
Quote for August 31st
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
-Saint Gerard Majella
Group Attempts to Use Photo-Op to Influence Sovereignty Dispute Between Argentina and Great Britain
The Holy See has commented on a disputed photo of Pope Francis holding a sign calling for dialogue between Argentina and Great Britain over the Falkland Islands. During the General Audience …read more
Little Sisters of the Poor Await Decision From Supreme Court
Today, the Tenth Circuit Courtissued an ordertemporarily safeguardingthe Little Sisters of the Poorand other ministries from being forced to violate their faith by complying with the Health …read more
Archbishop Luis A. Castro Quiroga Says Representatives Must First Be Approved by Both Parties
The president of the Colombian Bishops Conference confirmed that Pope Francis has proposed to send an Observer of the Holy See in the peace negotiations between the Colombian government and …read more
Roman Rite Jos 24, 1-2.15-17.18; Ps 34; Eph 5.21 to 32; Jn 6.60 to 69 Ambrosian Rite 2 Mac 7, 1-2.20-41; Ps 16; 2 Cor 4.7 to 14; Mt 10.28 to 42 Sunday before the martyrdom of St. John the …read more
Catholics and Muslims Working Together
This report is contributed byDaniel Konstantinovicof Aid to the Church in Need. -- The Ebola epidemic may be largely contained, but the suffering it caused continues. Such is the case in one …read more
"The Eucharist is central to the message of the apparition"
Here is a homily delivered by Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam, custodian of the Marian Shrine of Knock at the KnockBasilica as part of the 2015 National Novena to Our Lady of Knock. The …read more
Committee Will Analyze Documents, Eyewitness Accounts of Bishop Francis Borgia Hong Yong-ho and 80 Companions Arrested by Kim Il-sung Regime
The Korean Episcopal Conference has unanimously approved the preliminary review of the martyrdom of Bishop Francis Borgia Hong Yong-ho of Pyongyang and his 80 companions, who died at the …read more
Auxiliary Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodriguez Hopes Papal Visit Will Contribute to Immigration Reform in the Country
More than 50,000 Hispanic-American faithful will be waiting to catch a glimpse of the Holy Father when he arrives in Washington, D.C. this coming September. The number was confirmed to Fides …read more