Archbishop Wenski Urges Congress Not to Block New Measures
A US bishops' official says that new carbon pollution standards are an"important step forward" in protecting health, especially the health of children and the elderly and other vulnerable people, and urged Congress not to block thenewstandards. “A new national standard to reduce carbon pollution from existing...
Chaldean Archbishop Warda Says Ancestors Chose Education and Situation Is Similar Today
Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil, Bashar Warda, says education and literacy can combat Islamic State barbarity. According to AsiaNews, the archbishopserving Iraqi Kurdistan's capital warned that in the long term, the greatest dangers facing Christians in the Middle East are "ignorance and illiteracy." The archbish...
Attack Notion That Abortion Can Be a 'Therapeutic Action'
Chilean bishops have blasted abortion and have urged authorities to safeguard human life. In a recent statement issued by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Chile, the bishops said, “We urge all authorities to safeguard every human person, in particular the weakest and most vulnerable, to love and respect them ...
Veneration of Beloved Padre Pio to Take Place During Jubilee Year of Mercy
St. Peter’s Basilica will receive Saint Pio of Pietrelcina’s remains, which will be exposed for veneration from February 8-14. According to a joint press release of the Archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo and of the Capuchin Minor Brothers, the opportunity for prayeris planned in the context of...
Quote for August 4th
"There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth."
- Leo Tolstoy
The papal altar where Pope Francis celebrated his first Mass in Ecuador will serve aparish church. According to Fides, the infrastructure used for the Eucharistic Celebration presided over by …read more
Invites Us to Remember That the One Who Awaits Us There Is the Immensely Merciful Father
Pope Francis today in the Angelus address referred to an annual feast celebrated each Aug. 2 in Assisi, the Feast of Pardon, and exhorted the faithful to approach the Sacrament of …read more
In Angelus Address, Says We Need to Go Beyond the Gifts to See the Giver
Drawing from today’s Gospel from the Bread of Life discourse found in St. John’s Gospel, Pope Francis is encouraging the faithful to keep their sights on heaven and go beyond the …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good …read more
How to deal with the problem of human trafficking is receiving ample attention both from the Church and civil leaders in recent times. Last week the Pontifical Academies of Science and Social …read more
When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. And when they found him across the sea they said to …read more
More than 2 dozen killed during procession when brakes go out on truck
Pope Francis today sent assurance of his prayers to the victims of Thursday’s accident in Mexico that resulted in more than two dozen deaths when a truck lost control and slammed into a …read more
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on all those who give their time to help those in need. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for August. His …read more