Here below is the full text of Pope Francis' weekly general audience catechesis, delivered in St. Peter's Square, September 17th. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, When we profess our faith, we affirm that the Church is “Catholic” and “Apostolic.” But what, effectively, is the meaning of these two words, these w...read more
Pope Francis on Wednesday afternoon met with a delegation of 40 world Jewish leaders at the Casa Santa Marta in honor of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Among those attending the event were World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder, Latin American Jewish Congress President Jack Terpins, WJC Treasurer C...
Having the courage to acknowledge that we are sinners enables us to receive Christ’s caress, His forgiveness, said Pope Francis Thursday morning during Mass at Santa Marta. The day's liturgy presents the Gospel of the sinful woman who washes Jesus' feet with her tears and anoints them with perfume drying them wit...
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Anthony Fisher as the new Archbishop of Sydney. He replaces Cardinal George Pell who is now prefect of the Vatican’s new Secretariat for the Economy. Born in 1960, Anthony Fisher worked for a law firm before entering the Order of Preachers at the age of 25. He took his perpetua...
Quote for September 18th
'When you do a good action, have the intention of first pleasing God, and then of giving good example to your neighbor.'
St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
Today at the Vatican, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia presentedLove Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive, the foundational document for the eighth World Meeting of Families, to be …read more
The Commission of Cardinals for the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), popularly known as the Vatican Bank, has appointed Mauricio Larrain (Chile) and Carlo Salvatori (Italy) as …read more
-- 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Psalm 33:2-3, 4-5, 12 and 22 Luke 7:31-35 Jesus compares the people of his generation to two groups of children. The first group accuses the second of not …read more
The Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir is to perform for the first time in Macao, Hong Kong and Taipei, the Vatican has announced. The concerts, entitled “Reverberating Heavenly Tunes in Greater …read more
Beautiful homilies are useless and mere vanity if you are not close to the people, if you do not suffer with the people and do not give hope. This was Pope Francis’ reflection Tuesday morning …read more
Christian religious education in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain has been abolished, and Christian-named schools will also be changed to Islamic ones. The teaching of the Syriac language and …read more