This morning, at 9:00, in the Synod Hall, during the celebration of Terce, Pope Francis held an Ordinary Public Consistory for the canonization of the Blesseds: Giuseppe Vaz, priest of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, founder of the Oratory of the Miraculous Holy Cross in Goa and apostle of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Ca...read more
Before praying the Angelus with the faithful at the conclusion of the beatification Mass of his predecessor, Pope Francis recalled the life and ministry of ‘Papa Montini’. The Pope called on those present to follow the teachings and example of Blessed Paul VI. “He was a staunch supporter of the mission ad gentes;...
A significant amount of the media coverage about the deliberations of the Synod on the Family was about whether those who are divorced and re-married outside of the Church could receive Communion. No data has been forthcoming on the number of people who are in this situation, but some recent reports show a signif...
As the synod drew to a close, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has expressed his belief that this Synod of Bishops will provide pastoral approaches to welcome Catholics back to the Church. In an interview with ZENIT before the final session, Cardinal Nichols admitted that while there were ...
Quote for October 20th
'Our works are of no value if they be not united to the merits of Jesus Christ.'
- St. Teresa of Ávila
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Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, has reminded the world that the Synod of Bishops on the family, wrapping up its first …read more
Here below is the message of the Synod Assembly on the pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization, released Saturday afternoon by the Vatican: *** “We, Synod Fathers, …read more
Below is the communicato released by the Vatican following Pope Francis' meeting with the Prime Minister of Vietnam Saturday: *** Today His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience the …read more