The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis is to establish a special commission to examine possibilities for streamlining the annulments process. In a statement, the Vatican said the goal of the new body, which will begin work as soon as possible, “is to prepare a proposal to reform the matrimonial process,...read more
The centrality of the family is vital if secularization is to be overcome, the Archbishop of Singapore has said. "To overcome the challenge of secularization in Singapore that society is facing, and that touches believers of all religions, we have decided to restore the centrality of the family", Archbishop Willi...
The theme of the Pope’s 15-19 January apostolic visit – “Mercy and Compassion” - was announced by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, Fides News Agency reports. "With the presence of the Pope, the God of mercy and compassion comes close to us", said Bishop Mylo Vergara, president of the Episcopal...
Pope Francis is to celebrate 200 years since Pope Pius VII reinstated the Society of Jesus into the Church by celebrating Mass at 5pm this Saturday in the Church of theGesùin Rome. Founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the "Society of Jesus" was suppressed in 1773 by Clement XIV with the brief “Dominus ac ...
Quote for September 23rd
"The things that we love tell us what we are."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
On Saturday, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane to replace Cardinal Francis George as archbishop of Chicago. Readers seeking to know more about Bishop Cupich can read his …read more
Today at noon, Pope Francis went to St. Mary Major Basilica to give thanks to the Blessed Mother for her protection and for the successful journey to Albania, Vatican Radio reported. As he …read more
Soon-to-be Blesssed Alvaro del Portillo was a "smiling saint," constantly in the presence of God, yet without his "head in the clouds." This is the reflection offered by Monsignor Guillaume …read more
While there is some international attention on the siutation of the persecution of Christians and minorities in Iraq, less is said about similar atrocities happening in Africa. A persecution …read more
Here below is a final press release ofthe II Catholic Social Days for Europe, issued by the CCEE and COMECE. *** Towards a Europe of greater fraternity and solidarity Europe is a community of …read more
After an intense and emotional visit to Albania, Pope Francis boarded the Alitalia flight that will return him to Rome. Before departing for the airport, the Holy Father visited the 'Betania' …read more