Pope Francis today assured that Christ is coming into our lives this Christmas and is asking for a response like Mary's, but warned that we might be too busy to pay attention. The Pope made this reflection today during his address before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. He ...read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Today, the fourth and last Sunday of Advent, the liturgy wants to prepare us for Christmas, which is "already at th...
Pope Francis' Christmas Schedule Wednesday, December 24, 2014 FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD Vatican Basilica, at 9:30 p.m. The Holy Father Francis will celebrate Midnight Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. The Mass will be preceded by the singing of the Kalenda. * * * Thursday, December 25, ...
Here is today's Gospel reading: The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at wha...
Do not seek anything other than the Lord; but rather seek the Lord himself, and he will answer you.
~ St. Augustine
Pope Francis is warning against being rigid, noting that often it's a trait of hypocrisy. According to Vatican Radio, during the Pope's daily Mass in Casa Santa Marta this morning, he said …read more
As the U.S. government contemplates how to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the Holy See has expressed its commitment to help find humanitarian solutions for its current …read more
Here below is a translation of the text of Pope Francis' homily Sunday night atthe parish of Saint Joseph all’Aurelio, in the western sector of the Diocese of Rome: * * * On this Sunday the …read more
Here below is a translation of additional remarks from Pope Francis' pastoral visit to the Roman Parish of Saint Joseph all’Aurelio, as he met with different parish groups Sunday night: *** …read more
At 6 pm on Friday, the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, Empress of the Americas, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in the Vatican Basilica. The Mass was accompanied by songs …read more
In the wake of Pope Francis' Nov. 25 apostolic visit to Strasbourg to address the European Parliament and Council of Europe, the Holy Father on Saturday received in audience Italian Prime …read more
On Friday, Pope Francis received in audience a delegation of leaders from the Salvation Army. Here is a translation of his address. * * * Dear Friends, I give my cordial welcome to you, …read more
In June and August of this year more than 120,000 Christian families were forced to leave everything and abandon the lands of Mosul and Qaraqoshe, lands of which they are the oldest …read more