Pope Francis paid a private visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Thursday afternoon, to pray for the success of his upcoming voyage to Albania. A brief statement from the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ, said the Holy Father made the trip across the city centre to the ...read more
Pope Francis focused on the Resurrection as the seal of Christian identity at Mass this morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence. Drawing on the words of St Paul the Apostle from his Letter to the Corinthians, read today at Mass, Pope Francis spoke of the difficulty that some Christians – and others, wh...
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave Thursday to bishops who were appointed over the last year. * * * Dear Brothers, I am happy to meet with you now personally, because in truth I must say that in some way I already know you. Not long ago you were presented to me by the Congregation of Bis...
Scotland’s Catholic bishops have responded to the result of yesterday's referendum, expressing hope that all will now come together for the benefit of the country’s future. In a statement, the bishops’ conference said it “recognises and respects the result of the Scottish referendum, that Scotland should remain a...
Quote for September 19th
'In order to be perfect, we must not only obey and honour our superiors; we must honour our equals and inferiors also.'
St. Philip Neri
Pope Francis is telling the bishops appointed under his watch to always stay close to their flock, digging deeper to see what "the Spirit continues to inspire in your Bride." The Holy Father …read more
Pope Francis is telling the bishops of Cote d'Ivoire to stick together in fraternal communion and help to bring about their nation's reconciliation. The bishops were received by the Holy …read more
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life (PFL), today announced that Priests for Life has responded to the Obama administration’s latest HHS mandate maneuver with a …read more
Here is an article from the Sooner Catholic, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, regarding the black mass scheduled at the city's civic center for this Sunday. Archbishop Paul …read more
Here is the text of a declaration made by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi to the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council, on the rights of the elderly. Archbishop Tomasi is the Holy See's …read more
Here is the statement for October's Respect Life Month, sponsored by the US episcopal conference. * * * My dear friends in Christ: Pope Francis has captivated the world with his humility, …read more
Yes indeed, I am Sister Mira, daughter of the Albanian people; I was born and grew up during the Communist dictatorship. I will write a few lines of history, because outside of history …read more
-- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Psalm 17:1bcd, 6-7, 8b and 15 Luke 8:1-3 Jesus continues to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to the towns and villages of Galilee. Jesus is accompanied not …read more