The leaderof Catholics inSyriahas issued adesperate plea for international help, describing how one child was killed and 60 others were injured when a bomb landed on a school playground during a spate of attacks in Damascus. Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III reported that several children received...read more
-- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 There is an excellent new book by Brant Pitre on Jesus the Bridegroom (Image 2014). It has helped me understand the mystery we celebrate today and I'd would like simply to summarize the major points of his reflecti...
During this Holy Thursday’s Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis highlighted priestly joy. Addressing his brother priests, Francis said there is a gift of joy that is inside of a priest, that is not intended to stay only for him, but to be for all God’s people. The Holy Father directed their attent...
“We are living Holy Week, but we also feel the weight of Good Friday and the divisions of Christians” His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal tells ZENIT ahead of the Holy Father’s trip to the Holy Land, adding that “the conversion of hearts will help to pull down the walls that divide Jerusalem.” ZENIT: How is Holy ...
Quote for April 17th
"If I, then, the Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you should wash each other's feet."
- John 13:14
Here is the fifth Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. The previous homilies can be found at the following links: …read more
Pope Francis said today during the homily of his morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta that we are the victim of temptations because the devil doesn't want our holiness. The subject of the …read more
Pope Francis today made an apology for the harm done to children by priests who have committed sexual abuse. He spoke of this evil during an address to theInternational Catholic Child Bureau …read more
Pope Francis today reiterated the Church's love for human life, encouraging that life be protected especially at its beginning stages, from conception, and at the end, with the elderly. The …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address today to representatives from the Italian Pro-Life Movement. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, I give my cordial welcome to each one of you. I greet …read more
Pope Francis told Venezuelans involved in a first session of dialogues held Thursday that violence can never bring peace to their country as it "generates always and only violence." His …read more