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
Pope Francis has appointedCardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Archbishop Giampiero Gloder as the Roman Catholic Church's Camerlengo and Vice-Camerlengo, respectively. The Vatican announced the appointments Saturday. While Cardinal Tauran serves as president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Msg...
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, ...
Do not seek anything other than the Lord; but rather seek the Lord himself, and he will answer you.
~ St. Augustine
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
AuxiliaryBishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, decried the opening of a 2,400-bed detention center in Dilley, Texas, …read more
Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed the announcement by President …read more
On Wednesday, after the announcement that the United States and Cuba would be pursuing reconciliation, Cuba’s episcopal conference published a statement thanking God “on the eve of Christmas” …read more
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address this morning toa delegation of children of Italian Catholic Action (I.C.A.): * * * Dear children of I.C.A., Welcome! I am happy to meet with …read more