The task of every Christian is to build “the unity of the Church.” This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta today. The Holy Father reflected on the first reading in which St. Paul calls on the Christian community of Ephesus “to preserve the unity of the spirit...read more
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson has said that while the Vatican is “not trying to be the UN,” it can and is determined to listen and respond to those in need "on the peripheries." The cardinal from Ghana, who serves as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, made these observations to ZENIT...
As the Synod on the Family was in full swing last week, an organization defending the family and life at the UN presented retired Cardinal Renato Martino with the Maximilian Kolbe Medal for his “unwavering bravery” in defense of life. Cardinal Martino served from 1986 to 2002 as Pope St. John Paul II's represent...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, has written about the highlights of the Synod on the Family that concluded on Sunday, saying it was a "rich and moving experience". In a pastoral letter to his archdiocese this Sunday, Cardinal Nichols plays down reports of rancour in the synod hall or that the ou...
Quote for October 24th
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
- St. Gerard Majella
Pope Francis spent Wednesday morning not only at his weekly General Audience, but also with a famous team of German soccer players: Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich isa German soccer club and is …read more
Here is a translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square: * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Good Morning. The image of the body is used …read more
Pope Francis met yesterday with a group of mothers who lost their children in a tragic Rail accident in Buenos Aires. According to the Argentinian newspaper, La Nacion, 8 mothers traveled to …read more
The first feast day of St. John Paul II was celebrated in Venezuela by the Apostolic Nuncio, who prayed that the recently canonized saint would accompany the nation“in the path of peace and …read more
The first phase of the Synod has ended and now its the time for Post-Synodal reflections, to which is entrusted the task of translating, in the living fabric of the community of the faithful, …read more
To mark today's feast of St. John Paul II, here is a small excerpt from his first speech to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, given Oct. 20, 1978. * * * On the other hand, the …read more
The annual meeting of the Eastern Catholic hierarchiesof Europe is taking place this year in Lviv (Ukraine), on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the legalisation of the Greek-Catholic …read more
-- Ephesians 3:14-21 Psalm 33:1-2,4-5, 11-12,18-19 Luke 12:49-53 Today's Gospel is not easy to understand: if Jesus is the "prince of peace" (Isaiah 9:6) and gives the gift of peace to his …read more