The foundation of our faith rest on that first encounter with Jesus Christ. These were the words of Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on the impact an encounter with Christ has on one’s life. He drew from today’s first reading, which recounte...read more
This morning, the Bishop of Rome presided over the ordinations of priests for the diocese of Rome in Saint Peter’s Basilica, andhas given the new priests a list of do's and don'ts. In his homily, Pope Francis gave some insight into how to administer sacraments, and how to do so following the Good Shepherd as an ...
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' homily today, the fourth Sunday of Easter and the 52nd World Day of Pray for the Vocations's Mass, at this morning's Mass in St. Peter's Basilica: *** Dear brothers, These, our sons, were called the order of presbyter. We will do well to reflect a bit on that ministry t...
"His Holiness commends the souls of the victims to the loving mercy of the Almighty and he offers encouragement to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they continue their rescue efforts and assistance to those touched by this tragedy." These were among the consoling words offered by Pope Francis in ...
Quote for April 21st
"You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions."
-Saint John Vianney
The way to evangelize the people and reach our deepest happiness begins with prayer.Pope Francis made this observation while addressing the bishops of Namibia and Lesotho this morning in the …read more
On Friday 24 April at 1:00 pmthe bells of numerous churches around Sydney will be rung to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The bells of St Mary's Cathedral will …read more
Here is the April 23 intervention from Archbishop Bernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on “The role of youth in …read more
Pope Francis has appointed Father Edward Malesic, 54, as bishop of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Lawrence Brandt, 76, from pastoral governance of that …read more
The Central American Minors (CAM) program, a new initiative of the U.S. government which allows children in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to apply for asylum and humanitarian parole in …read more
The Catholic bishops of Ethiopia concluded their ordinary assembly Thursday, and during the course of the meeting released a statement regarding the slaying of 30 of their countrymen by ISIS. …read more
"A proper vision of women’s roles in society, and an integration of women in every social sector, are crucial aspects of the prevention of violence.” Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Holy See …read more
US President Barack Obama expressed his support for Pope Francis’ description of the events of 1915 against Armenians as a “genocide.” The statement was released by the White House Press …read more