Thanks to the surprises of the Holy Spirit, the Church moves forward. During his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that God surprises us and that we must not be afraid of change and leaving old habits behind. The Holy Spirit, Francis underscored, not only makes us under...read more
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, had a private meeting with Pope Francis this morning. Ki-moon is in Rome to address an International Symposium on climate change that was held at the Vatican. The symposium, entitled “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensio...
The leader of the US bishops addressed thousands gathered in Washington on Saturday for the March for Marriage. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville told the marchers that marriage,"like the gift of human life itself,"simply cannot be essentially changed or redefined. Today, the Supreme Court is hearing the ...
Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum has undertaken to send a first contribution of $100,000 for aid to the population on behalf of the Holy Father. This sum, which will be sent to the local Church, will be used to support aid operations for the dis...
Quote for April 27th
'An act of perfect conformity to the will of God unites us more to Him than a hundred other acts of virtue.'
- St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
Nepal’s one Catholic bishop has given a graphic account of the country’s catastrophic April 27 earthquake—describing how he was lucky to survive. In a message to international Catholic …read more
On Monday, the archbishop of Baltimore released a statement on the escalating situation in his city, where protests about the April 19 death of a young black man in police custody have grown …read more
People can learn much from the homeless and their experience. These were Pope Francis' words in a video message sent today to residents of the Caritas shelter in the diocese of Rome. The …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I seemed to have learned in the seminaries I …read more
A Muslim community in Egypt has donated money for the building of new Coptic Church. According to Fides News Agency, Muslims from the Governorate of Al Manufiyya, located in northern Cairo …read more
The Superior General of the Missionary Society of Saint Paul, Fr. Victor Onwukeme, acknowledges that problems in Africa exist, but he says they should never justify distinguishing hope. This …read more
Here is the address given by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during the International Symposium on climate change, organized by the Pontifical Academy of Science at the Vatican today. * * * …read more
“The canonization of Pope John Paul II gave a new impetus to your work, in the service of the Church and evangelization." Pope Francis made this observation when speaking to the John Paul II …read more