In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to follow Christ's invitation to conversion. The Holy Father began by reflecting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah in which he calls "the princes of Sodom" and the "people of Gomorrah" to turn from their evil ways. "W...read more
Here is the second Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * 1. Bringing together what unites us The recent visit of Pope Francis to Turkey, which concluded with his meeting with the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, and in particular ...
We should have no obsessive insistence on our differences but rather bring together what we have in common and what unites us in one faith. This is the ecumenical theme that runs through this Friday’s Lenten meditations of Father Raniero Cantalamessa. The Preacher of the Papal Household said he was convinced he sho...
Pope Francis met with thousands of members of the Neocatechumenal Way, including 200 missio ad gentes families who were sent to preach in secularized areas around the world. As the Holy Father entered the Paul VI Audience, he was greeted enthusiastically by those present. In his address, the Pope thanked them for...
Quote for March 6th
"Kindness has converted more people than zeal, science, or eloquence."
- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Pope Francis says abandonment is the gravest sickness of the elderly, and also the greatest injustice they can suffer. The 78-year-old Pope expressed this today to participants of the 21st …read more
“The Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry appeals to the Vatican and to the international community to protect the Christian and Muslim Holy sites, and condemns the act carried out by …read more
Together, the episcopal conferences of Nigeria and Cameroon are working together to provide assistance to thousands of Nigerians who fled to Cameroon to flee from Boko Haram’s continued …read more
"Even in culture and contemporary society, the love of God exists and is present, despite evil.” This was a statement made by Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi, Palestinein a meeting on …read more
There are "seven swords that pierce Mary's heart in Myanmar," said Cardinal Charles Maung Bo. According to Fides, when speaking to a crowd of about 100,000 pilgrims while presiding over the …read more
The city of Damascus is in the hands of the Assad government, the suburbs in the hands of the rebels, while in Aleppo the situation is decisively tipped in favor of the jihadist forces. This …read more
During an audience on Friday, March 6, Pope Francis will send 31 new missio ad gentes, a total of 200 families with 600 children. Of these missio ad gentes, 16 will be sent to Europe, 4 to …read more
Pope Francis received in audience -- in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Vatican Palace --, the participants in the 21st Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, whose theme …read more