"It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible"
Pope Francis intends the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy to be an encounter with God the Father, "whose tenderness is almost tangible," a Father who "welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed." Thus, for the Jubilee Year, the Pope has expanded faculties to forgive abortion and also given priests...
During Mass at Santa Marta, Says Stop Chattering, Start Comforting
Christians are to comfort each other through good works and kind words and not with useless chatter. In his first public daily Mass at his residence since his summer break, Francis called on Catholics to realize our God lives and will come to find us, and therefore,to live accordingly, reported Vatican Radio. ...
"Pope Francis and the People" Airs Friday on ABC
Monday in Rome, Pope Francis taped his contribution for a television program that will be broadcast on the American ABC TV network on Friday evening. It was a series of three satellite television links with three different localities in the United States that the Pope will notbe visiting on his trip here later thi...
Francis Celebrates Liturgy of the Word in St. Peter's Basilica
Pope Francis marked the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, leadinga celebration this evening in St. Peter's Basilica. The eventfor the prayer day, which will nowbe held on September 1every year, included areading from the canticle of the Book of Daniel, where creation is called on to praise...
Quote for August 31st
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
-Saint Gerard Majella
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
Holy See Denies Any Papal Endorsement of Children’s Books Promoting Same-Sex Relationship
Once again Pope Francis is being “used” by those in favor of promoting the same-sex lifestyle. The latest case arose this morning following news of a letter sent by an official in the Vatican …read more
Accused Child Abuser Believed to Have Died of Natural Causes
While awaiting trial on chargesof pedophilia and possession of child pornography,the formerApostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski,died. A statement released by the Holy …read more
Palestine Presents Draft Resolution Before Papal Visit
The Holy See released a statement this afternoon regarding the controversy surrounding the Palestinian flag at the United Nations. The statement says: In accordance with the rules governing …read more