Pope Francis has named the following as new members of the International Theological Commission, and has renewed others whose five year term had passed. The following will serve on the commission until 2019: - FatherSerge-Thomas BONINO, O.P., Secretary General, France. - FatherTerwase Henry AKAABIAM, Niger...read more
-- Proverbs 30:5-9 Psalm 119:29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163 Luke 9:1-6 The Book of Proverbs concludes with the words of Agur (30:1-33); the words of Lemuel (31:1-9); and the praise of a good wife (31:10-31). Today's First Reading is taken from the words of Agur. Agur begins with questions that challenge his list...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q:I never assist in Mass wearing just the alb and the stole. I insist in wearing the ordinary vestment for a deacon, my dalmatic. In case of Communion services, should I or shou...
Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, theprefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, met Bishop Bernard Fellay, the superior general of the breakaway Society of St. Pius X this morning, the Vatican announced today. In a statement, the Vatican said: "On the morning of Tuesday 23 September from 11 am to 1 pm, ...
Quote for September 23rd
"The things that we love tell us what we are."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Here below is an English translation of the transcript of Pope Francis' press conference given on the flight back from Tirana yesterday evening. *** (Father Lombardi) – Well, now: We are very …read more
Pope Francis on Saturday named Bishop Blase Joseph Cupich of the Spokane Diocese as archbishop of Chicago, succeeding Cardinal Francis George. The appointment was publicized in Washington by …read more
Here is the homily of the Eucharistic Hour preached Sunday by Oklahoma City's Archbishop Paul Coakley. The Holy Hour and a procession were held in reparation as the city's civic center hosted …read more
-- Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13 Psalm 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44 Luke 8:19-21 Today's first reading is taken from the Second Collection of Solomon's proverbs (Proverbs 10:1-22:16). Many of these …read more
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