On Saturday, 8 March, the Vatican celebrated International Woman’s Day by giving voice to some of the “hidden” women of the world. An initiative of Voices of Faith, the event featured the personal stories of nearly a dozenwomen from various walks of life; among them were educators, contemplative sisters, a lawye...read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Is it permissible to omit the Prayer of the Faithful at a daily Mass or funeral? It is permissible to have the kiss of peace just before the offertory? -- J.R., San Antonio, T...
"Korea, rise up in splendour! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you". With this quote of the prophet Isaiah (60:1), the bishops of South Korea have welcomed with great joy the announcement of the visit of Pope Francis in Korea. Pope Francis is to make an apostolic trip to the Republic of Ko...
Cardinal Walter Kasper has said the main purpose of his speech to cardinals gathered for last month’s consistory was to deepen the theological understanding of the family. The cardinal’s speech, which introduced the forthcoming Synod on the family, is featured in The Gospel of the Family, a book to be published t...
Quote for March 11th
"It might reasonably be maintained that the true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. To be at last in such secure innocence that one can juggle with the universe and the stars, to be so good that one can treat everything as a joke - that may be, perhaps, the real end and final holiday of human souls."
- G.K. Chesterton
Pope Francis today expressed his solidarity with the priests of Rome during a meeting with them in the Paul VI Hall. The Holy Father began his discourse by giving his full support to the …read more
Lent is a call to “shake ourselves up”, an invitation to conversion, and a reminder that it is possible to begin anew, Pope Francis said in his first Ash Wednesday homily yesterday. …read more
“Without the cross, there is no Christian,” Pope Francis said during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. The Holy Father dedicated his homily to Luke’s Gospel which recalls Jesus’ …read more
ZENIT publishes below the first English translation of Pope Francis’ interview with Ferruccio de Bortoli that appeared today in Corriere della Sera. The text has been published by kind …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address today during his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today, Ash Wednesday, the …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope’s homily from the celebration of the Eucharist today in the Basilica of Saint Sabina, with the rite of blessing and imposition of ashes. * * * “Rend your …read more
Pope Francis has strongly condemned human trafficking and the exploitation of others and spoken of the need to "profoundly examine our consciences". In a message to the faithful in Brazil on …read more
“The Pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps well and has friends like everyone else. He is a normal person.” This was the description given by Pope Francis in an in-depth interview published …read more