More than 2 dozen killed during procession when brakes go out on truck
Pope Francis today sent assurance of his prayers to the victims of Thursday’s accident in Mexico that resulted in more than two dozen deaths when a truck lost control and slammed into a procession. The Holy Father sent a message through his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the bishop of Zacatecas,...
Also Asking God That We Might Learn to Be Neighbors for Those ‘on the Margins’
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on all those who give their time to help those in need. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for August. His general intention is “that volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy." For his evangeliz...
Determining how to implement Supreme Court's lifting of prohibition
Canada's bishops are calling on the faithful to respond to a government consultation on euthanasia. Earlier this month (July 17),the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, and Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, announced the establishment of an External Panel of experts who will consul...
Says they contribute to their families' growth at a 'profoundly human and spiritual level of faith'
This week, on July 26, the Church marked the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. For the occasion,Pope Francis sent a message to participants and organizers of the 16thCelebration of Grandparentsheld throughout Spain. In his message, sent through the Apostolic Nuncia...
Quote for July 31st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Mother Provincial: We Can't Choose Between Our Care for the Poor and Our Faith -- And We Shouldn't Have To
Today, for the second time in two years,the Little Sisters of the Poorare asking the Supreme Court to protect them from a US government mandate to provide contraception and sterilization to …read more
Christian Mother on Death Row Since 2010
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * A UK-based expert on Pakistan, who was a bishop near Lahore, has said there are now grounds for hoping that the …read more
Pope Francis has appointed Fr. John Moon Hee Jong as auxiliary of the Diocese of Suwon, Korea. John Moon Hee Jong was bornin Gyeonggi-do, Korea, in 1966 and was ordained a priest in 1994. In …read more
Louis Raphael I Sako Recognized for Commitment to Dialogue, Unity in Iraq
His Beatitude Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Baghdad, Iraq, will receive the international “La Traglia – Ethnic Groups and Communities” award from the Italian …read more
Christmas is yet some time away, but in France, in the southern city of Montpellier, the thought of many in the last hours was turned to the Nativity Creche. One of the most important symbols …read more
IBM Develops Application to Help Pilgrims Navigate Philadelphia
As final preparations are underway for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, a new mobile app has been launched to help pilgrims and residents navigate around the city. The “Go …read more
When Pope John Paul II chose Denver for World Youth Day 1993, skeptics were aghast. Colorado was an empty square in the middle of nowhere. A second-tier city with a Ku Klux Klan legacy, …read more
Mayor De Blasio Tells ZENIT of US Papal Trip, Hopes for a 'Cleansing' of Congress
The mayor of New York says nothing could be more encouraging or inspirational than having Pope Francis, "the strongest moral voice in the world today,"calling the world's leading political …read more