Sacraments of Initiation Administered During Course of Celebrations
Many Chinese Catholic communities have celebrated the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China this Sunday, reported Fides.Pope Benedict XVI instituted thisday of prayer in 2007. TheMay 24 prayer day coincides with the Marian feast day of Our Lady of Help of Christians, and this year it coincided with the ...
Cardinal Pietro Parolin Says Church Must Strengthen Commitment to 'Evangelize Our Culture'
The Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin commented on the recent same-sex 'marriage' referendum in Ireland, calling it a "defeat for humanity. On Saturday, Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex 'marriage' by popular vote. The Italian prelate commented on the vote when asked by...
Highlights Importance of Preparation for Strong Marriages During General Audience
Pope Francis has reaffirmed the value of engagement for a meaningful marriage.During this morning’s weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Pontiff continued his catechesis on marriage and the family, and stressed how important this preparation period is in order for couples to properly know each other....
Holy See representative calls on wealthy nations to take responsibility for creation
Here is the address given by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Silvano Tomasi at theClimate and Health68th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The text was provided Mondayby Vatican Radio: * * * Remarks by His Excellency Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, c.s.,Apostolic Nuncio and Permanen...
Quote for May 27th
"He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps."
-- Pope Gregory the Great in a letter to St. Augustine of Canterbury
Denounces Global Economic System That Places 'God of Money' At Center
This Saturday, Pope Francis met with the Italian Christian Workers Association (ACLI) and called on them to promote dignified labor.During the Argentine Pontiff's remarks, he criticized how …read more
"Every man bears within himself an original and unique capacity to draw from himself and for the persons that work with him the good that God has put in his heart."
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address tothe Italian Christian Workers Associations(ACLI) given Saturday afternoon in the Vatican's Paul VI Hallon the occasion of the 70th anniversary …read more
Speaks on Election, Papacy and Poverty in Interview With La Voz del Pueblo
In a new in-depth interview, Pope Francis discussed details on his election, his relationship with the people, the challenges of being Pope and the centrality of poverty in the Gospel. The …read more
Reflects on Christ's Call to Use Wealth for the Common Good During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
Not sharing wealth generates corruption and leads to an unfulfilled life. Pope Francis explored this themeduring his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, reminding the faithful that detaching …read more
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