In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to follow Christ's invitation to conversion. The Holy Father began by reflecting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah in which he calls "the princes of Sodom" and the "people of Gomorrah" to turn from their evil ways. "W...read more
“Where there is no honor for the elderly, there is no future for young people.” During his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis made this strong statement while continuing his catechesis on the family, with this and next week focusing on the elderly. Confining this week’s address to their...
Prior to meeting with the faithful in St. Peter's Square for his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis met with the Bishops-Friends of the Focolare Movement. The prelates share in the movement's charism, the principal point of which is promotion of unity. The Bishops are in Rome for the 38th Meeting, which is cu...
Many are still convinced Pope Pius XII did not help the Jews during World War II and much skepticism still surrounds his pontificate. In a film that debuted Monday in the Vatican, the protagonist, an Italian-American investigative journalist and a Jew, had this same mentality—at first. The movie, “Shades of Tru...
Quote for March 4th
"The world calls for and expects from us simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility... Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man. It risks being vain and sterile."
- Blessed Paul VI
The Seminary is not a University where one only learns professional or theoretical concepts; it is an experience of life. Moreover, the vocational pastoral ministry includes concrete support …read more
Twenty-one Christians have been slaughtered in Libya. Some countries have merely denounced what happened, though world leaders, eager to be the first to speak out, strongly condemned the …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, March 1st. * * * Dear …read more
On Saturday, Pope Francis received in audience at the Paul VI Audience Hall, the members of the Confederation of Italian Cooperatives. The following is a translation of the Pope’s address to …read more
Even if we face trials, if we follow the way of Jesus, we will find happiness. With this message, Pope Francis addressed the faithful gathered in a sunny St. Peter's Square on the Second …read more