This Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, the Pope and the Roman Curia will begin their spiritual exercises. The meditations will be led by Fr. Angelo De Donatis, parish of San Marco Evangelista in Campidoglio. This year's spiritual exercises will be based on the theme “the purification of the heart” and will take p...read more
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has spoken to the three leaders of the ordinariates established for former Anglicans who wanted full communion with the Church. Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müllerspoke with the ordinaries in Rome aboutthe delicacy andimportance of their task "in these f...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, at the end of this month to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. The purpose of theMarc...
A CNN poll released Thursday finds that a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on the legality of abortion. The largest percentage of Americans (38%) favor abortion being legal in only a few circumstances. At the opposite ends of the spectrum, 27% want abortion legal in all circumstances, while 20% w...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
During morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis called on the faithful to pray for vocations free from the idolatries of this world. The Holy Father based his homily on today’s Gospel …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address before and after the recitation of the Angelus today to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, …read more
The recent approval of euthanasia for children in Belgium confirmed there is indeed a slippery slope. Euthanasia lobbyists argue that euthanasia is only for very limited cases, but experience …read more
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on women's rights as well as vocations. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for March. His general intention …read more
On the first anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, those who were inspired by his papacy reflect on the one who, in his own words, would now “simply be a pilgrim” in the “last part …read more
Here is the homily given by CardinalVelasio De Paolis, the Vatican's delegate for overseeing the reform of the Legionaries of Christ. The homily was given this week at the close of the …read more
Here is an excerpt of the address given todayby Father Tom Deenihan, General Secretary of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association of Ireland, at the CPSMA Annual General Meeting. …read more
An interreligious delegation from Argentina, made up of 15 Catholics, 15 Jews and 15 Muslims who had traveled to Jordan, Israel and Palestine, was received by Pope Francis today in the …read more