Pope Francis appealed for peace in Ukraine following his Sunday Angelus address in St. Peter's Square today. The appeal comes after a rocket attack in the city of Mariupol left 30 people dead. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has stated that the rockets were launched from rebel-occup...read more
Here is the translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today's Gospel presents the beginning of Jesus' preaching in Galilee. Saint Mark highlights that Jesus began to preach "after J...
In his visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, Pope Francis left behind in his speeches and homilies a number of important points worth reflecting on. In Sri Lanka interreligious relations was a key point. On his arrival at the airport he said that it was important that all the religions work together in overcomi...
Refugees, among them 50 Jews, were sheltered in the French Seminary at the time of the Holocaust. At St. Chiara Street in Rome, behind the Pantheon is situated the Pontifical French Seminary. In more than 160 years of history in the very heart of Rome, this seminary has a very moving story connected to the courag...
Quote for January 23rd
"On the question of relating to our fellowman - our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love."
- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
Here is the text of the homilyCardinal Seán P. O'Malley delivered Wednesday at the March for Life Vigil Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washignton D.C.. Cardinal O'Malley …read more
Following his return from his Apostolic Visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, Pope Francis has resumed his daily morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta. In his homily today, the Holy Father …read more
Earlier today, Pope Francis received an ecumenical delegation from Finland at the Vatican. The group was in Rome on their annual pilgrimage to celebrate the feast of St. Henry, the patron …read more
Pope Francis received in audience a group of agents from the General Inspectorate for Public Security in the Vatican, accompanied by their families. The institution will celebrate the 70th …read more
Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), urged support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child …read more
The Philippines lived the preparation for the Holy Father’s visit “with much anticipation, enthusiasm and hope.” The people welcomed this event wholeheartedly and it awakened in everyone …read more