Award goes to nurse, chastity educator and retired director of national grassroots organization
A nurse, a chastity educator, and the retired director of the bishops’ national grassroots organization received the 2015 People of Life Award for lifetime commitment to the pro-life movement, July 27, during the annual Diocesan Pro-Life Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Kansas. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Bos...
Videos from investigation having effects in Europe
Legislators around the world are beginning to learn of the undercover videos exposing the illegal sale of aborted baby body parts by Planned Parenthood and are calling for investigations into local and national Planned Parenthood affiliates. National and state legislators in the United...
Appeals to Presidents Vladimir Putin and Petr Poroshenko To End Bloodshed of Innocent Civilians and Engage in Dialogue
In identical messages sent to Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko, the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has called for the end to the bloodshed in Ukraine. According to a communique by the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed “d...
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples Talks about His Experience in Iraq, First as Nuncio and then as Papal Envoy
“It is Pope Francis’ intention to go to Iraq and I believe, without a doubt, he will do so, although I cannot foresee the opportune moment now because everyone understands that this is still a very problematic time for the country,” said Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization ...
Quote for July 29th
"I wish not merely to be called Christian, but also to be Christian."
- Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Says Advances in Treatment Should Be Matched to Promote Dignity of Those Affected by Virus
Advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS “give witness to the possibilities for beneficial outcome when all sectors of society unite in common purpose.” This was the sentimentexpressed by Pope …read more
On Wednesday, Pope Francis recorded a message for the homeless of the Archdiocese of Sao Paolo,Brazil,to thank them for the gifts he received that morning: a Crucifix and a Rosary made of …read more
Dominican Leader of Lahore’s Peace Center Considers Future of Dialogue for Minorities
Father James Channan, O.P.—the former Vice Provincial of the Dominican order in Pakistan—is director of the Dominican-run Peace Center in Lahore, Pakistan, which is committed to deepening the …read more
Permanent observer notes Holy See-Palestine agreement of last month, indicative of progress made by Palestinian Authority
Here is the interventionofArchbishop Bernardito Auza,Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN at theUnited Nations Security Council Open Debate on“The situation in …read more
Lectio divina: XVII Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Roman Rite 2 Kings 4.42 to 44; Ps 145; Eph 4, 1-6; Jn 6.1 to 15 Ambrosian Rite Judges 2, 6-17; Th 2, 1-2. 4-12; Mk 10: 35-45 -- 1) Bread to share. Beginning this Sunday the liturgy interrupts …read more
With regard to the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to take place in the Vatican from 4 to 25 October on the theme “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and …read more
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * From the Christian town of Deir al Ahmar it's only a few miles to the Syrian border. Tens of thousands of …read more
During 2-Nation Festival in August, Nations' Representatives Will Sign Memorandum Agreement
Peru and Brazil are working together to eradicate child labor in the Amazonia. According to Fides, thegovernments of the two Southern American nations are launchinga campaign to promote this …read more