“My commitment,”Dr. Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, president of theCentesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, has said, is to bring together Church and economic leaders and "help them apply the social teachings of the Catholic Church.” Along with President Bickel, the speakers present at this morning's press confere...read more
“Fidelity” and “indissolubility” remain indispensable conditions of Christian marriage, confirmed Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, during a conference on the contents of the forthcoming Synod, held a few days ago at Battaglia, of which ample excerpts were report...
For the first time in history, a homeless person was buried in the Vatican. Willy Herteleer, Flemish by birth but for decades had no place to call hom, lived from alms in the adjacent neighborhood of Borgo Pio. As reported by the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero and confirmed by Father Ciro Benedittini, Vice-Direc...
Cesare “Cece” Cicconi died. He was the first disabled person that Pope Francis kissed during his first public appearance in Saint Peter’s Square on March 19, 2013. The news was reported in a press release by UNITALSI, which for years assisted him and accompanied him to the Mass of inauguration of the pontificate. ...
Quote for February 26th
“I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbours' defects--not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues.”
― St. Thérèse de Lisieux
At 12:30 today, Pope Francis met in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Vatican Palace with the Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church; the Bishop of Mukachevo of the Byzantine Rite …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided text of the statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the U.N. Economic and Social Council at the …read more
On the occasion of the Ukranian Bishops’ visit ad Limina and pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Archbishop Major of the Ukranian Greek-Catholic …read more
While many newspapers have reported solely on comments regarding 'married priests', there is much more to Pope Francis' address during his annual meeting with the clergy of Rome today. The …read more
Christians are faced with one choice: to choose the path that leads either to life or death. This was Pope Francis' reflection today during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy …read more