“My commitment,”Dr. Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, president of theCentesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, has said, is to bring together Church and economic leaders and "help them apply the social teachings of the Catholic Church.” Along with President Bickel, the speakers present at this morning's press confere...read more
Here is the first Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * In this first meditation of Lent, I would like to take advantage of the Holy Father’s absence, to propose a reflection on his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, which I ...
The theme of Father Raniero Cantalamessa’s first Lenten homily is Evangelii Gaudium, in which the Papal Household Preacher points out first of allthe thread that unites several post-Council Popes on the subject of evangelization. In his Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis reminds that the starting point of any so...
Pope Francis concluded his Lenten Spiritual Exercises this morning, along with members of the Roman Curia. At the conclusion of the retreat, the Holy Father expressed his gratefulness for the five day retreat. "In the name of everyone, and in mine, I would like to give thanks to the Father, for his work among u...
Quote for February 27th
'Consider every day that you are then for the first time beginning; and always act with the same fervor as on the first day you began.'
- St. Anthony of Padua
“Fidelity” and “indissolubility” remain indispensable conditions of Christian marriage, confirmed Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, during …read more
For the first time in history, a homeless person was buried in the Vatican. Willy Herteleer, Flemish by birth but for decades had no place to call hom, lived from alms in the adjacent …read more
Cesare “Cece” Cicconi died. He was the first disabled person that Pope Francis kissed during his first public appearance in Saint Peter’s Square on March 19, 2013. The news was reported in a …read more
An Archbishop from the Central African Republic compared the war-ridden country "to the desert where we must fight the temptations of the devil." Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui …read more
Marking just the latest of a long dispute which arose around a road project threatening to demolish an archaeological site, Coptic monks are literally willing to put their lives on the line. …read more
Terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has started killing hostages seized after it took Assyrian Christian villages in Syria’sHassake governorate – with reports that around 15 are dead. In a …read more