Pope Francis today assured that Christ is coming into our lives this Christmas and is asking for a response like Mary's, but warned that we might be too busy to pay attention. The Pope made this reflection today during his address before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. He ...read more
Here is a 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, good morning! Today, the fourth and last Sunday of Advent, the liturgy wants to prepare us for Christmas, which is "already at th...
Pope Francis' Christmas Schedule Wednesday, December 24, 2014 FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD Vatican Basilica, at 9:30 p.m. The Holy Father Francis will celebrate Midnight Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. The Mass will be preceded by the singing of the Kalenda. * * * Thursday, December 25, ...
Here is today's Gospel reading: The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at wha...
Do not seek anything other than the Lord; but rather seek the Lord himself, and he will answer you.
~ St. Augustine
The work of an ambassador is a work of small steps, of little things, but which always seeks to make peace, bringing the hearts of peoples closer, and sowing fraternity among the nations. …read more
Pope Francis says even when we do not understand the difficulties of life, we must realize that God, our loving father, has a plan and is there to save his children. According to Vatican …read more
Pope Francis says that despite open questions in ecumenical dialogue, Christians should not resign themselves to a lack of unity and should instead "concentrate on the next step possible." …read more
Most people celebrate their birthdays by receiving gifts, but Pope Francis did the opposite. To celebrate his 78th birthday on Wednesday, he gave 400 sleeping bags to Rome’s poor. Some 400 …read more
The Pope has given children five suggestions on how to be strong and active Catholics. Addressing a delegation of children of Italian Catholic Action (I.C.A.) in the Vatican this morning, the …read more