Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, has reminded the world that the Synod of Bishops on the family, wrapping up its first stage this weekend at the Vatican, is not about bishops learning what the Holy Father wants to do or change, but rather the Holy ...read more
Before praying the Angelus with the faithful at the conclusion of the beatification Mass of his predecessor, Pope Francis recalled the life and ministry of ‘Papa Montini’. The Pope called on those present to follow the teachings and example of Blessed Paul VI. “He was a staunch supporter of the mission ad gentes;...
As the synod drew to a close, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has expressed his belief that this Synod of Bishops will provide pastoral approaches to welcome Catholics back to the Church. In an interview with ZENIT before the final session, Cardinal Nichols admitted that while there were ...
A significant amount of the media coverage about the deliberations of the Synod on the Family was about whether those who are divorced and re-married outside of the Church could receive Communion. No data has been forthcoming on the number of people who are in this situation, but some recent reports show a signif...
Quote for October 20th
'Our works are of no value if they be not united to the merits of Jesus Christ.'
- St. Teresa of Ávila
-- Isaiah 45:1,4-6 Psalm 96:1,3,4-5,7-8,9-10 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b Matthew 22:15-21 In the Gospel, Jesus has already made his royal entry into Jerusalem, asserted his authority over the …read more
Benedict XVI will attend the beatification of Paul VI in St. Peter's Square this Sunday, according to the director of the Vatican press office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi. Pope Paul VI, …read more
Roman Rite - XXIX Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - October 19, 2014. Is 45, 1.4-6; Ps 96; 1 Theses 1, 1-5b; Mt 22, 15 to 21 Ambrosian Rite - Feast of the Lord Bar 3.24 to 38, or Rev 1:10; …read more
Below is a ZENIT translation of the French Relatio Texts, of Groups A and B. *** Relatio – Circulus Gallicus “A” Moderator: H. E. Cardinal Robert SARAH Reporter: H. E. Monsignor …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the texts from Italian Group A. * * * Italian Relatio Text, Group A: Relatio – Circulus Italicus “A” Moderator: H.E. Cardinal Fernando FILONI Reporter: H.E. …read more
The Holy Spirit not only gives Christians an identity, but also a “down payment” of our heavenly inheritance. Pope Francis expressed these sentiments during his morning Mass at Casa Santa …read more
This synod is addressing the concrete struggles of families, says the president of the episcopal conference of Madagascar, especially those from the world’s most poor nations. In an interview …read more
As more families worldwide are fragile and broken, Cardinal Cleemis says Indian families have a greater role to play and should actively be witnesses to the possibilities of the family unit …read more