Says to promote justice and peace, society also has to value life at every stage
Pope Francis is echoing his predecessors’ affirmation that life ethics and social ethics are intrinsically linked, such that a society cannot claim to promote justice and peace while at the same time devaluing life in its weakest stages. The Pope said this in a message Friday to the Second International Conferen...
Children will receive Confirmation and First Eucharist in 3rd grade
In a move anticipated since his arrival to the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila announced on the solemnity of Pentecostthe beginning of the process to restore the sacraments of initiation to their original order so that the sacraments will be conferred as follows: baptism, confi...
Ask government to take Catholics into account in crafting legislation, so that lives and consciences are protected
The leader of Canada's bishops is asking the government to take Catholics into account in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in February on assisted suicide. In a letter tothe Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, ArchbishopPaul-André Durocher warns that new legislation on assisted suicide ...
Society stands in great need of the 'feminine genius'
Here is the message sent by Pope Francis to the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, regarding theSecond International Conference on Women, which concluded Sunday in Rome. The event was organised by the council, in cooperation with the World Union of Women’s Catholic Organisations and the ...
Quote for May 25th
"By contrast, whoever out of love for God gives oneself to the service of others will live, like the grain of wheat that dies, but only apparently… Only in undoing itself does it produce the harvest."
- Blessed Oscar Romero
Fifteen years ago, a Claretian priest was violently killed and now his community is commemorating his life. According to Fides, in the southern Philippines'Basilan community, Bishop Martin …read more
Receives Group of Religious in Rome For Yesterday's Canonization
Pope Francis received a group of Carmelite religious from Bethlehem and Sisters of the Rosary from Jerusalem, who were in Rome for yesterday's canonization. Among the four blesseds canonized …read more
Discusses His Involvement in Vatican Initiative to Bring Attention to Beauty of Families
Widely considered one of the greatest singing talents in the world today, Andrea Bocelliwill bring attention to the beauty of the family in a Vatican-launched initiative. Having sold more …read more
The Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy Will Begin on December 8th, 2015
Pope Francis presided this morning over a meeting with the prefects and presidents of the various Congregations and Pontifical Councils of the Holy See. According to the Vatican, the private …read more
Dominican Sister Diana Momeka of Mosul, Iraq, tells House Foreign Affairs Committee that three needs are urgent
Sister Diana Momeka, OP Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, Mosul, Iraq appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week to testify about ancient communities under …read more
On Saturday, Pope Francis met with consecrated men and women of the Diocese of Rome. The Pope answered questions posed to him by some of those taking part in the meeting. Here is a ZENIT …read more
Caritas Internationalis 20th General Assembly 12 – 18 May 2015 – Rome Final Message Committed to the ministry of the Church in service to poor, vulnerable and marginalizedpersons, 424 women, …read more
Salvadoran priest will be beatified this Saturday
The Church's international charity organization has adopted a third patron, Salvadoran priest Oscar Romero, who will be beatified this Saturday. Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly …read more