Bishop Pierfranco Pastore Died Sunday at Age 88
Following the death of Bishop PierfrancoPastore at age 88, Pope Francis has sent his "heartfelt condolences"to the relatives of the prelate well-known in Vatican communications. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father sent his condolences via a telegram sent by his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parol...
"I wish that the Jubilee Indulgence may reach each one as a genuine experience of God’s mercy, which comes to meet each person in the Face of the Father who welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed."
Here below is the Vatican-provided translation of the letter Pope Francis sentto President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the NewEvangelization,Archbishop Rino Fisichella, as the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy approaches (Dec. 8- Nov 20, 2016): *** To My Venerable Brother Archbishop R...
"... it makes no rational sense—indeed, no sense whatsoever—to deny March [for] Life that same respect ..."
This report is contributed by Marissa Poulson of Alliance Defending Freedom: --- A federal court has rightly ruled in favor of March for Life in the case ofMarch for Life v. Burwell, finding that the organization whose sole purpose is to oppose the tragedy of abortion will not have to fund insurance that cove...
"The ecological crisis thus summons us to a profound spiritual conversion"
The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace released an outline of a suggested Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration for today’s first annual Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The brief outline includes suggested Scripture readings and quotes from Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. It also provides s...
Quote for August 31st
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
-Saint Gerard Majella
"Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life and destruction in the wake of Hurricane Erika, His Holiness Pope Francis sends his heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased and prays for all those providing rescue and relief service."
Below is the Vatican-released condolence telegram sent by Vatican Secretary of State,Cardinal Pietro Parolin,on Pope Francis' behalf, for the the victims of Hurricane Erikathat, in recent …read more
Henry and Inez Casolani Died in the 1990s
For the first time in history, a married couple will be canonized together when the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux are raised to the altars this October. Another couple, from Malta, might …read more
Vatican officials, bishops, clergy and academics from around the world came together Friday in Philadelphia to offer to more than 200 news journalists covering religion an intensive course on …read more
During Angelus Address, Warns Against Being a Modern-Day Pharisee
Pope Francis says that the exhortation Jesus makes in today’s Gospel is a warning for today, lest we think that "an exterior observance of the law is sufficient for being a good Christian." …read more
Asks International Community, 'Do Something'
Referring to Saturday’s beatification of a martyr-bishop in Lebanon, Pope Francis noted that the number of Christians being martyred today exceeds the number of those who lost their lives …read more
Invites Faithful to Pray for Those Who Lose Their Lives on 'Terrible Journeys'
Pope Francis today prayed for immigrants who lose their lives on their "terrible journeys" seeking a better life. The Pope offered this prayer after leading the midday Angelus with those …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square: * * * The Gospel of this Sunday …read more
When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands. —For …read more