Message to readers:
An article in Monday’s edition presented a quote of Pope Francis that misrepresented what he said. The article, regarding a video message the Holy Father sent to an ecumenical event in Arizona, has been corrected. ZENIT regrets the error.
Fourteen Dead and Hundreds Wounded as Rescue Efforts Continue in Acuña City
Pope Francis offered his prayers for those who died in Mexico following a tornado that struck Acuña City on Monday. In a message to Bishop Alonso Garza Treviño of Piedras Negras, the Holy Father encouraged "civil and ecclesial institutions, as well as people of good will to provide help to those who have lost th...
"The covenant of love between man and woman, a covenant for life, is not improvised; it is not made from one day to another"
Here is a ZENITtranslation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday general audience held today in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Continuing these catecheses on the family, today I would like to speak about the [time of] engagement. Engagement -- we hear it in ...
Cardinal Collins: Decision Another Sign of Culture of Death
"March like someone’s life depended on it" was the cry that went out from Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) National Office in Toronto, led by president Jim Hughes. For the 18th year in a row, CLC was the engine behind the largest March for Life in Canada, held May 14. Pro-life families, groups, parishes, the elderl...
Quote for May 27th
"He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps."
-- Pope Gregory the Great in a letter to St. Augustine of Canterbury
Calls on Members of Oratory to Follow Example of the 'Apostle of Rome'
In a letter sent to the members of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, Pope Francis called on them to follow their founder's example in his commitment to the spiritual care of souls. The Holy …read more
"The Church’s state of permanent mission requires of you, spiritual sons of Saint Philip Neri, not to be content with a mediocre life"
Here is a translation of Pope Francis’ Message for the Fifth Centenary of Saint Philip Neri’s birth. * * * To the Reverend Father Mario Alberto Aviles, c.o., Procurator General of the …read more
Says Christians Who Want Both Christ and World Give a 'Counter-Witness' During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
It is sad to see a Christian who wants both Jesus and worldly gain. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q1: I went to visit a seminary, and during the Divine …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more