While Calling for Prayers for Synod During Angelus Address, Also Reminds Faithful of Children Knocking on Doors Begging for Help Worldwide
Pope Francis says parents participate in God's creative power. The Holy Father expressed this during hisAngelus address today at noon in St. Peter's Square, while speaking on matrimony.Shortly before the Angelus address, Francis had presided overthe Mass for the opening of theGeneral Assembly of the Synod o...
"The Synod Fathers, coming from every part of the world and gathered around the Successor of Peter, for three weeks, will reflect on the vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in society, for careful spiritual and pastoral discernment."
Below is a ZENIT-translation of Pope Francis' Angelus Address today at noon in St. Peter's Square, following his having presided over Mass for the Opening of theGeneral Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica: *** Before the Angelus Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! ...
At Opening Mass of Ordinary Synod's General Assembly, Pope Reaffirms Church's Role to Defend Values, Marriage, Life
'This is God’s dream for His beloved Creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self.' These were the words of Pope Francis today during his homily at the opening Massfor theOrdinary General Assembly of the Sy...
'This is God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self.'
At 10 am today, the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Pope Francis presided at theMass in St. Peter's Basilica for the opening of theOrdinary General Assembly of the Synodof Bishops on the theme: 'The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world.'Below is the Vatican-provided transl...
Quote for October 4th
“Don’t you long to shout to those youths who are bustling around you: Fools! Leave those worldly things that shackle the heart – and very often degrade it – leave all that and come with us in search of Love!”
-St. Josemaria Escriva
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Message Will be Published in January for May 8th Celebration
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"Cantate Domino" Presented Today in Vatican
“Cantate Domino:The Sistine Chapel and the music of Popes," the first album to ever be recorded in the Sistine Chapel,was released last week. The album,produced by Deutsche Grammophon, was …read more
Country Will Host Pope’s Next International Trip
In this interview with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Coadjutor Bishop Cyr-Nestor Yapaupa of the Diocese of Alindao in the Central African Republic expresses his …read more
There is no Liturgy column today. The column featuring Fr. McNamara's answers to readers' questions on liturgy and liturgical matters is scheduled to return next week. …read more
The capital of the Central African Republic saw another outbreak of violence over the weekend. According to the Fides news agency, the conflict unfolded in this way: "During the night between …read more