Before reciting the Angelus prayer at noon today, Pope Francis explained the meaning of today's Gospel reading and the parable of the wheat and the tares. The parable, he said, is a teaching of Jesus which addresses “the problem of evil in the world and highlights the patience of God.” The Pope explained how th...read more
The United States should seek an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, provide humanitarian relief to the vulnerable people of Gaza, and return to the challenge of pursuing a just and lasting peace, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. Bishop Richard Pates o...
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has asked the U.S. bishops to join with him in prayer and action for peace in world trouble spots, including the Middle East, Ukraine, Africa and Central America. He also urged the bishops to express solidarity...
The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees responded with concern to President Obama’s July 21 executive order to prohibit federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination and to forbid “gender identity” discrimination in the employment of ...
Quote for July 22nd
"The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man."
- G.K. Chesterton
The mayor of New York has expressed his desire for the Pope to visit New York on his much-awaited and probable 2015 visit to the U.S. Mayor Bill de Blasio met at the Vatican with Secretary of …read more
-- Jeremiah 1:1,4-10 Psalm 71:1-2,3-4a,5-6ab,15 and 17 Matthew 13:1-9 Jeremiah served the Lord and his people for more than forty years, from 627 BC to around 582 BC. He served from the reign …read more
Song of Songs 3:1-4b Psalm 63:2,3-4,5-6,8-9 John 20:1-2,11-18 When Mary Magdalene encountered Jesus in Galilee, he released her from the bondage of seven demons (Luke 8:2). She was a woman …read more
I am very glad I was asked to use the word “complex” to talk about our theme this afternoon. Under the influence of our own moral and spiritual blindness it is very easy to be one-sided and …read more
Below is the final statement of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Seminar on the Global Common Good. *** Seminar on the Global Common Good: The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace …read more