"We too are given the gift of the 'language' of the Gospel and the 'fire' of the Holy Spirit, because while we proclaim the risen Jesus, alive and present in our midst, we warm the hearts of people bringing them closer to Him, way, truth and life."
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' address before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli this Pentecost Sunday in St. Peter's Square: *** Before the Regina Coeli: Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! The feast of Pentecost makes usrelive the beginnings of the Church. The book of Acts say...
In Pentecost Sunday Homily, Francis Says Spirit's Ability to Guide, Renew Can Conquer Corruption, Sin
The gift of the Holy Spirit renews the earth.Pope Francis made thisstatement during Mass for Pentecost Sunday this morning in St. Peter's Basilica: In his homily, the Holy Father remindedthe faithful that the Holy Spirit guides and renews andexhorted themto see how it can transform not only their own lives,...
"The gift of the Holy Spirit renews the Earth"
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' homily for Pentecost Sundayduring Mass this morning in St. Peter's Basilica: *** “As the Father has sent me, even so I send you... Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn 20:21-22). The gift of the Spirit on the evening of the Resurrection took place once again...
Director of international charity says there's urgent need for strategic response
This articleis provided by Sarkis Boghjalian, director of the US branch of Aid to the Church in Need. --- I would like to start with this quotation from Dabiq -- the online publication of ISIS addressing the Christian world—which says: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your wom...
Quote for May 21st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley, reprinted from the Southern Nebraska Register: -- “I am He whom Thou seekest!” The great English poet, Francis Thompson, wrote that famous …read more
The Spirit creates unity in diversity
Here is a message from the Canadian bishops'Standing Committee for Relations with Movements and Associations for Pentecost, celebrated this Sunday. * * * Dear Members of Movements and …read more
Maiduguri Diocese facing displacement of more than half its priests; destruction of 350 churches
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * More than 5,000 Catholics in a single diocese in northeastern Nigeria have been killed; at least 100,000 have …read more
Catholic social teaching aims is to help assist reason and to contribute, here and now, to the acknowledgment and attainment of what is just
Here are the speakingnotes of Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry at a public meeting this week on Friday's marriage referendum: Although a citizen of Ireland I am not resident in the Republic and …read more
Through pastoral messages released individually and by episcopal conference, encourage voters to reflect carefully
Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to change the Constitution to declare that legal marriage in the nation can be contracted between persons of the same sex. In the lead-up to the …read more
Some 250,000 People and More Than 12 Heads of State Expected to Attend Saturday's Ceremony
TheChurch and government in El Salvador are preparing together for the beatification ceremony of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador taking place this Saturday, reported Fides. Local …read more
Denounces Role of "Experts" Who Occupy Role of Fathers and Mothers during General Audience
Pope Francis continued his series of catechesis on the family at today's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. The Holy Father made his way around the square in his Popemobile with the …read more
"When the future of the planet is at stake, there are no political frontiers, barriers or walls behind which we can hide to protect ourselves from the effects of environmental and social degradation."
Here below is the Vatican-provided text of the address thatVatican Secretary of State, CardinalPietroParolin'sgavethis morning at Rome's Pontifical University of the Holy Cross onthe theme:“ …read more