Also Praying That Catechists Practice What They Preach
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on youth and catechists. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for September. His universal intention is “Opportunities for the Young.That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people." For his...
Terms End for Leaders of Various Offices
The bishops of India announced Friday that five priests have taken up or will take up new roles at the episcopal conference. The Standing Committee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, in its meeting in April, appointed the following Secretaries and spokesman: 1. Fr. Varaprasad Marneni of the Archdio...
“Saint Columbanus, who according to Benedict XVI we can truly consider one of the ‘Fathers of Europe’ was convinced that there can be fraternity in the heart of Europe between people only if a civilization exists that is open to God”
Here is a translation of the Letter that the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sent yesterday, in the name of the Holy Father Francis, to H.E. Monsignor Gianni Ambrosio, Bishop of Piacenza-Bobbio, on the occasion of the 18th International Meeting of the Columbanus Community, on the 1400th anniversary of th...
"Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life and destruction in the wake of Hurricane Erika, His Holiness Pope Francis sends his heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased and prays for all those providing rescue and relief service."
Below is the Vatican-released condolence telegram sent by Vatican Secretary of State,Cardinal Pietro Parolin,on Pope Francis' behalf, for the the victims of Hurricane Erikathat, in recent days, hit the island of Dominica in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea: *** The Right Reverend Gabriel Malzair...
Quote for August 31st
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
-Saint Gerard Majella
Considers Probable Violation of 5 Federal Laws
Americans United for Life, a group dedicated to working through law to bring the end of abortion, has compiled a legal response to Planned Parenthood based on the series of videos released in …read more
Roman Rite Dt 4, 1-2.6-8; Ps 15; Jas 1, 17-18.21-22.27; Mk 7, 1-8.14-15.21-23 Ambrosian Rite Is 29.13 to 21; Ps 84; Heb 12.18 to 25; Jn 3.25 to 36? First Sunday after the Martyrdom of St. …read more
It has been six years since the John Paul II International Film Festival (JP2IFF) opened its doors to the South Florida community and filmmakers worldwide. As its organizers prepare for its …read more
At End of General Audience, Father Samir Yousif Showed Pope Album Documenting Atrocities of the War
Immediately after Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis metan Iraqi priest committed to helping refugees. After attending the audience ina front row space reserved …read more
Pope Francis has recalled the feast day of Saint Monica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo.Toward the conclusion of Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Squarein his remarks to …read more
The president of the world’s newest nation reluctantly signed a peace deal Wednesday, bringing some hope that the civil war in South Sudan will come to an end. But according to Fides, "in …read more
Archbishop Martin Invites All to Attend
Christians from all denominations in Dublin have been invited by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to respond to Pope Francis’ call, with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, to …read more
Applications Accepted by Pontifical Council
This Ash Wednesday, missionaries of mercy will be sent forth by Pope Francis during a celebration in St. Peter’s, to spread God’s mercy during the jubilee proclaimed by the Holy Father to …read more