“He ushered in a new springtime of evangelization in those immense territories, extending from Florida to California, which, in the previous 200 years, had been reached by missionaries from Spain. This was long before the pilgrims of the Mayflower reached the North Atlantic coast.”
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ homilySaturday afternoon during Mass at Rome'sPontifical North American College on the Day of Reflection on "Blessed Junipero Serra: Apostle of California, Witness of Sanctity:” ** “I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring ...read more
Before 'Apostle of California's' Long Awaited Canonization in US, Pope Marks 1st Visit to Rome’s Pontifical North American College
Prior to embarking on his first Apostolic Visit to the US in September, Pope Francis noted that the canonization of BlessedJunipero Serra, like those of other American saints, speak to the deep spiritual roots and holiness of America. During his homily at Mass, at his first ever visit to Rome's Pontifical North...
Ahead of Blessed's Canonization Taking Place in His Diocese in September, Washington DC's Cardinal Speaks on Setting Record Straight
Ahead of Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to the United States in September, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington DC, says that "to hear the true story ofJuniperoSerra is a blessing." Cardinal Wuerlspoke to ZENIT on theimpact of theevangelist to the Americas, Blessed Junipero Serra,this Saturday at...
Calls on Faithful to "Remain in Christ" to Avoid Becoming Hypocrites
On Sunday, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the Roman parish of Santa Maria Regina Pacis (Holy Mary Queen of Peace) in the southern area of Ostia Lido. Prior to his arrival to the parish, the Holy Father made an unscheduled stop at a trailer where the Little Sisters of Jesus of Charles de Foucauld have made...
Quote for May 4th
"The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist."
- Saint Gregory the Great
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square today: * * * Dear brothers and sisters, …read more
Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it …read more
Bishop Brian Farrell, LC, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, ordained 20 Legionaries of Christ deacons in the chapel of the Legion of Christ’s Center of …read more
The Pope will be praying this month for Christians engaged in battling the culture. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Holy Father for the month of May. His …read more
A concert will be held not only with but also for the poor. Thus described is the initiative organized to support Pope Francis’ charitable works. It will take place at the Paul VI Hall on May …read more
Pope Francis green lit a proposal from the Council of Cardinals and established a commission that will study and implement reforms following the Vatican Media Committee’s final report. The …read more