At the conclusion of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis led the faithful gathered in prayer for several nuns who were recently kidnapped in Syria. On Monday, Islamist rebels invaded the St. Thecla Greek Orthodox Convent in Maaloula, located near Damascus. They are reported to have abducted twelve nuns of t...read more
In his homily during his daily Mass the other day, Pope Francis warned against the spirit of worldliness. He called it “a fruit of the devil who makes his way forward with the spirit of secular worldliness”.These are strong words, and we have seen so far that Pope Francis is not afraid of calling the devil by his ...
The Irish government has given its strongest indication yet that it may reopen its embassy to the Holy See. Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s foreign minister, said he is in favour of reopening the embassy but as a “two ambassadors, one building model”. That would mean combining both embassies to Italy and the ...
La mia porta e sempre aperta (My door is always open). These simple words are the title and theme of the Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro’s new book on his historical interview with Pope Francis. Fr. Spadaro presented the book alongside Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras a...
Quote for December 2nd
"Your sins are great? Just tell the Lord: Forgive me, help me to get up again, change my heart!"
- @Pontifex Tweet on Dec. 02, 2013
Here is the Nov. 27 letter to John Kerry from Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines regarding the accord with Iran. * * * Dear Secretary Kerry: Newspaper headlines and the internet are full of …read more
The interim accord with Iran that would limit its nuclear program in exchange for some sanctions relief “is greatly preferable to military action, which could have unpredictable and negative …read more
Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision …read more
Pope Francis is leading the world to deeper faith, and the U.S. bishops look forward to sharing his words in their dioceses, said the chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and …read more
On the first day of the General Assembly of the consecrated men of Regnum Christi, Jorge López of Madrid, Spain, age 50, was chosen to lead the first elected government for the men. He will …read more
“Pope Francis’ words are full of the ‘Joy of the Gospel’”, said Archbishop Vincent Nichols in a statement following the release ofthe Holy Father'sfirst Apostolic Exhortation: Evangelii …read more
In the middle of a long stay in Rome to take partin the plenary session of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Metropolitan of Kiev and Major …read more
In a touching moment prior to his weekly general audience today, Pope Francis met with a group of young girls suffering from Rett Syndrome. The Holy Father met with the childrenin the Paul VI …read more