Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said Chinese Christians can be optimists even if the situation facing the Church of China has not changed. Cardinal Zen was in Rome for the start of the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium Tuesday afternoon in Rome's Urbaniana University on the theme"Mission in Asia: Pope J...read more
“We declare and define Blesseds Giovanni Antonio Farina; Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family; Ludovico da Casoria; Nicola da Longobardi; Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart and Amato Ronconi to be Saints and we enroll them among the Saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole C...
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Angelus prayer at the conclusion of the Canonization Mass of six new Saints. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, At the conclusion of this celebration, I would like to greet all of you who have come to honor the new Saints, espe...
Jesus said to his disciples: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his ri...
Quote for November 21st
"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Here below is Pope Francis' address to the episcopal conference of Zambia this morning in the Vatican, on the occasion of the bishops' ad limina visit: *** Dear Brother Bishops, I welcome you …read more
- Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22 Psalm 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 Luke 19:1-10 Yesterday, we read the first letter of the Book of Revelation, written to the Church in Ephesus; today we read the fifth and …read more
Here is the Nov. 10 statement by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, permanent representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, at the 8th …read more
God calls us to make the wealth He has entrusted to us grow, not to lock it in a safe. This was the theme of Pope Francis’ address during Sunday’s Angelus prayer. The Holy Father reflected on …read more
Here is the translation of the address given by Pope Francis before and after the recitation of the Angelus today. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, This Sunday's Gospel is the parable of the …read more