Pope Francis received in private audience on Friday Gaza parish priest Father George Hernandez, during which he expressed his closeness to those who have suffered in the war-ravaged territory. In the 45 minute meeting, the fellow Argentine told the Holy Father that the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, of which h...read more
As a symbol of peace, Pope Francis will be donating an olive tree to be planted at an Interreligious Match for Peace, drawing together world-famous soccer champions this Monday at Rome’s Olympic Stadium. On the afternoon of the game, the Pope will receive the players in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall as sort of a “ki...
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh are both urging their flocks to take part in the Independence Referendum, to take place Sept. 18th. They also ask Catholics to engage with the issues being raised in the period up to the vote. The appeals will be made i...
A Mexican wave of moral indignation swept through the chattering class this month when the hypothesis was raised of a link between abortion and breast cancer. We heard, in shrill tones, that claims of such a link are “factually incorrect” (blogger Mia Freedman), “absurd” (Simon Breheny of the IPA) and even “an ins...
Quote for August 29th
'Tribulations, if we bear them patiently for the love of God, appear bitter at first, but they grow sweet, when one gets accustomed to the taste.'
St. Philip Neri
Eastern Catholic Patriarchs have called on the international community to confront the existence of the Islamic State in order to put an end to the terrorist and fundamentalist organizations …read more
Young Catholics are being called to be authentic and convincing witnesses if their contemporaries are to come to know Jesus Christ, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, England, has said. He reflected …read more
A homily of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, given last Sunday at Mass for his former students, has been described as having an "extraordinary freshness and spiritual joy". Every year Benedict …read more
After weeks of conflict, a ceasefire has been reached between Israel and Palestine. While leaders on both sides of the conflict claim victory, residents in Gaza see it differently. To view …read more
The armed occupation of Syria by Islamic State militants is not the worst thing to happen to the country. Even worse are their preachers who establish themselves in mosques and temples to …read more
Eastern Catholic Patriarchs have met in Lebanon calling for the criminalization of attacks against Christians. To view the video click here URL: …read more
-- 1 Corinthians 1:17-25 Psalm 33:1-2,4-5,10-11 Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus is the bridegroom who ascended into heaven to prepare a place for his bride, the Church. He will return and when he does …read more
The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, meeting on August 25, 2014, in Quebec City, issues the following appeal: In the name of the Father of life, and of the …read more