Urges 10,000 to Be Missionaries, Not Be Closed In
Pope Francis is urgingaltar servers to go out to be missionaries to the world. Speaking to about 10,000 altar servers from three different continents tonight in St. Peter's Square, the Pope said, "Precisely because we are filled with the joy of being friends with Jesus Christ, faith draws us towards others, mak...
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein Speaks on Crowdfunding Campaign to Rebuild the Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha
"The false gods will be eliminated." This verse is taken from the Aleinu, the Jewish closing prayer of the morning, afternoon and evening services. It is a beautiful hymn of praise, one that signifies the Jewish people's faith in the one true God. On June 18th, 2015, arsonists twisted that prayer to justify a...
"If we do not resist him, Jesus will touch our lips with the flame of his merciful love, as he did to the prophet Isaiah"
Below is the Vatican-provided translation ofPope Francis' addressto thousands of altar servers from various countriesin St. Peter's Square tonight: *** Dear Altar Servers, Good evening. I thank you all for coming in such great numbers; you have withstood the heat of the sun in Rome in August. I t...
Questions on the Obligations of Celebrating the Divine Office
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: During Holy Week and Christmas, priests who celebrate the vigil Masses are exempt from celebrating the Evening Prayer I of the feast. My question is: I celebrate evening Mass...
Quote for August 4th
"There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth."
- Leo Tolstoy
Says Advances in Treatment Should Be Matched to Promote Dignity of Those Affected by Virus
Advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS “give witness to the possibilities for beneficial outcome when all sectors of society unite in common purpose.” This was the sentimentexpressed by Pope …read more
On Wednesday, Pope Francis recorded a message for the homeless of the Archdiocese of Sao Paolo,Brazil,to thank them for the gifts he received that morning: a Crucifix and a Rosary made of …read more
Dominican Leader of Lahore’s Peace Center Considers Future of Dialogue for Minorities
Father James Channan, O.P.—the former Vice Provincial of the Dominican order in Pakistan—is director of the Dominican-run Peace Center in Lahore, Pakistan, which is committed to deepening the …read more
Permanent observer notes Holy See-Palestine agreement of last month, indicative of progress made by Palestinian Authority
Here is the interventionofArchbishop Bernardito Auza,Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN at theUnited Nations Security Council Open Debate on“The situation in …read more
Lectio divina: XVII Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Roman Rite 2 Kings 4.42 to 44; Ps 145; Eph 4, 1-6; Jn 6.1 to 15 Ambrosian Rite Judges 2, 6-17; Th 2, 1-2. 4-12; Mk 10: 35-45 -- 1) Bread to share. Beginning this Sunday the liturgy interrupts …read more
With regard to the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to take place in the Vatican from 4 to 25 October on the theme “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and …read more
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * From the Christian town of Deir al Ahmar it's only a few miles to the Syrian border. Tens of thousands of …read more
During 2-Nation Festival in August, Nations' Representatives Will Sign Memorandum Agreement
Peru and Brazil are working together to eradicate child labor in the Amazonia. According to Fides, thegovernments of the two Southern American nations are launchinga campaign to promote this …read more