Says to promote justice and peace, society also has to value life at every stage
Pope Francis is echoing his predecessors’ affirmation that life ethics and social ethics are intrinsically linked, such that a society cannot claim to promote justice and peace while at the same time devaluing life in its weakest stages. The Pope said this in a message Friday to the Second International Conferen...
Children will receive Confirmation and First Eucharist in 3rd grade
In a move anticipated since his arrival to the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila announced on the solemnity of Pentecostthe beginning of the process to restore the sacraments of initiation to their original order so that the sacraments will be conferred as follows: baptism, confi...
Ask government to take Catholics into account in crafting legislation, so that lives and consciences are protected
The leader of Canada's bishops is asking the government to take Catholics into account in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in February on assisted suicide. In a letter tothe Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, ArchbishopPaul-André Durocher warns that new legislation on assisted suicide ...
Society stands in great need of the 'feminine genius'
Here is the message sent by Pope Francis to the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, regarding theSecond International Conference on Women, which concluded Sunday in Rome. The event was organised by the council, in cooperation with the World Union of Women’s Catholic Organisations and the ...
Quote for May 25th
"By contrast, whoever out of love for God gives oneself to the service of others will live, like the grain of wheat that dies, but only apparently… Only in undoing itself does it produce the harvest."
- Blessed Oscar Romero
In Videomessage, Says 'Ecumenism of Blood' Proves Devil Knows It Too
“Division is a wound in the body of the Church of Christ,” Pope Francis says. “And we do not want this wound to remain open.” Pope Francis made this statement in a videomessage he sent on the …read more
"Division is a wound in the body of the Church of Christ. And we do not want this wound to remain open."
Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis'videomessage for the Day of Christian Unity in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States on May 23: *** Brothers and sisters, may the peace of …read more
During Regina Coeli, Francis Also Says Blessed Archbishop Romero Inspires Us to Witness Gospel With Courage
During Pope Francis'Regina Coeli address, Francis drew the world's attention to the 'zealous pastor' and martyr, Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was beatified yesterday in El Salvador. After …read more
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with …read more
"Today, the Church’s mission is faced by the challenge of meeting the needs of all people to return to their roots and to protect the values of their respective cultures."
Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis' message for the 89thWorld Mission Sunday to be celebrated October 18, 2015: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, The 2015 World Mission Sunday …read more
"We too are given the gift of the 'language' of the Gospel and the 'fire' of the Holy Spirit, for us to proclaim the Risen Jesus in our midst and to warm the hearts of people, bringing them closer to Him."
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 …read more
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 …read more
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... …read more