Below is a translation of the Pope's address at this morning's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good Morning, From the beginning, the Lord filled the Church with the gifts of His Spirit, thus rendering her always alive and fruitful. Distinguished among these gifts are som...read more
Pope Francis has urged faithful to use the Holy Spirit’s gifts, received as God’s children and which nourish and enrich the Church and promote unity. Speaking to thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square at this morning’s weekly General Audience, the Holy Father continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to t...
At his weekly general audience today, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for the extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family due to open on Sunday. Around 150 Synod fathers from across the globe will take place in the Oct. 5-19 meeting to discuss the pastoral challenges of the family ...
On Sunday, Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Mass at 10 a.m. Rome time to open the 3rd Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of bishops, dedicated this time to the theme of the family. Two hundred fifty-three persons will take part in the Synod, 14 of whom are married couples invited by the Pope. Representing Bra...
Quote for October 1st
"I understand so very well that it is only through love that we can render ourselves pleasing to the good Lord, that love is the one thing I long for. The science of love is the only science I desire."
- St. Therese of Lisieux
-- Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 131:1bcde,2,3 Matthew 18:1-4 The secrets of the Kingdom of God are hidden from the learned and the wise, but are revealed to those who, likeSaint Thérèse of the Child …read more
The angels battle Satan for the destiny of mankind and win. They defend and guard the greatest mystery of the Church: God-made-Man -- even though Satan often presents “humanistic explanations …read more
Migration, the family and the European Union were subjects covered by Pope Francis and the President of Malta when the two met at the Vatican today. During “cordial discussions”, President …read more
Pope Francis today spoke of his hopes that all Christians might learn the "sublime science of Jesus Christ" with Bibles in languages they can understand. The Pope said this today as he …read more
Marriage experts and marriage advocates from all over the world have signed an open letter addressed to Pope Francis and the members of the upcoming Synod on the Family. The letter focuses on …read more