Before reciting the Angelus prayer at noon today, Pope Francis explained the meaning of today's Gospel reading and the parable of the wheat and the tares. The parable, he said, is a teaching of Jesus which addresses “the problem of evil in the world and highlights the patience of God.” The Pope explained how th...read more
The last Christian has now been expelled from Mosul. The light of religious freedom, along with the entire Christian presence, has been extinguished in the Bible’s “great city of Nineveh” — the centre of Christianity in Iraq for two millennia. This follows the uncompromising ultimatum by the jihadists of Isis to co...
Catholics need to be more courageous in showing that religion and science co-exist says the papal astronomer who has just been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards in science. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, who was honored last week with the Carl Sagan Medal for “outstanding communication by an act...
Here below is a statement issued July 22nd byBishop John McAreavey on behalf of the Irish episcopal conference. *** The death and destruction that we are witnessing in certain parts of the Middle East is truly shocking and heart-breaking. I encourage all Christians and all people of goodwill to pray for an en...
Quote for July 23rd
'Nothing created has ever been able to fill the heart of man. God alone can fill it infinitely.'
St. Thomas Aquinas
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Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson has suggested that a papal visit to Africa is not far-fetched. In a wide-ranging interview with ZENIT,the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and …read more
In April of this year the Vatican hosted the Conference on Combating Human Trafficking, bringing together both law enforcement professionals and social workers involved in the battle against …read more
The archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has today joined 20 British faith leaders calling for Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill not to be enacted. In a joint statement …read more
Hundreds of priests, religious, educators, and those considering the priesthood or religious life gathered in St. Mary’s College seminary, Oscott, from 4-6 July to take part in a weekend …read more
Pope Francis has appointed new consultors to theCongregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, including theItalian archbishop who serves as secretary of the …read more
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako has sent a letter to the Members of Iraqi Parliament urging them to “waste no more time” in resolving the crisis that is devastating the nation. The …read more
The Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon is ecstatic that nuns and orphans being held captive in Iraq have been released. "I am overjoyed at the release of the two sisters and three orphans," the …read more