What Is Their Role During the Rite of Ordination?
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: In the ordination of permanent deacons, during the procession, some wives of deacons expressed the idea of wives carrying their husbands' vestments and walking beside or behi...
Issues Motu Proprio Placing All Communications Offices Into Unified Management
Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter published on Saturday, called a motu proprio (Latin for “on one’s own initiative”), that establishes a new Secretariat for Communications. The Motu Proprio placed all communications offices under the new Secretariat. Those offices include the Pontifical Council for Social ...
"Teach prayer by praying, announce the faith by believing; offer witness by living!"
Below is the Vatican Radio-provided full English translation of Pope Francis' prepared remarks for the Mass for the Feast ofSts. Peter and Paul yesterday morning in St. Peter's Basilica: **** The reading, taken from the Acts of the Apostles, speaks to us of the first Christian community besieged by persecuti...
Francis Says Believers Are to 'Touch' Christ Confident of His Saving Grace
If you are in need of healing, reach out to Christ for His saving grace. Pope Francis explored this theme today during his Angelus address to the faithful in St. Peter's Square at noon. The Pope recalled Mark'sGospel today which shows two instances where two people were saved bytheir faith.The first involveda...
Quote for June 28th
“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!”
-St. Catherine of Sienna
Towards the end of his General Audience today, Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Turin. The Holy Father took the opportunity to express his “heartfelt gratitude to the people of Turin …read more
Meets with Participants Prior to General Audience
“In this historical moment, so scarred by wars and hatred, these small gestures are seeds of peace and brotherhood.” These were the words addressed by Pope Francis to participants of the …read more
'Do not lose hope,' a Kenyan bishophas told the600,000 refugees welcomed in his African nation. According to Fides,Bishop Virgilio Panteof Maralal, Vice President of the Commission for …read more
Jesuit Priest Reflects on Ministering to Faithful Despite War and Persecution
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. -- HOMS, Syria (June 23, 2015)—It would be hard to find a more dangerous posting in the Jesuit order today than …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the Pope’s address at the general audience held this morning in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In the last catecheses we …read more
Interview with Fr. Joseph Tham, LC, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Bioethics of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University. Q: What is your impression of the latest encyclical by Pope …read more
Says That Despite Differences, 'Our Dialogue Must Continue'
Pope Francis has sent a message for the 50th anniversary of the joint working group between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches (WCC)and has called for continued dialogue. …read more
During General Audience, Speaks on Wounds Within Families
Reaffirming the value of marriage,Pope Francis has spoken about the sufferings within families and how this can take atoll on children. Continuing his catecheses on the family during his …read more