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
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 grateful to the Holy Father for being with us, even at the end of such a demanding day. He wished to be at our disposi...
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 Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Archbishop-designate Cupich has been bishop of Sp...
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 a black mass that day. * * * Praised be Jesus Christ! It is my great privilege to welcome you to St. Francis of Assisi ...
Quote for September 22th
'Let the hope of one day doing great things in the service of God not make you neglect the present moment.'
- St. Ignatius of Loyola
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
After praying Vespers at the Cathedral of Tirana, Pope Francis made his way to the 'Betania' Center, located in Bubq Fushe-Kruje, roughly 18 miles from Tirana. The Holy Father met with …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's words at the celebration of Vespers in the Cathedral of St. Paul this evening in Albania. The Pope departed from his prepared speech and said the …read more
After his visit to the Catholic University of Our Lady of Good Counsel, the Holy Father made his way to the Cathedral of Saint Paul, to celebrate vespers with the priests, religious, …read more
"Authentic religion is a source of peace and not of violence! No one must use the name of God to commit violence! To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during a meeting with interreligious leaders at the Catholic University of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Albania today. *** Dear Friends, It …read more
Gospel:MT 20:1-16A Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the …read more
Fathers play a vital role in the upbringing of their children, different from that of a mother, according to a recent book that examines a variety of scientific evidence. In “Do Fathers …read more