Francis Gives 3 Pillars of Priestly Life to Shoenstaat Fathers
Pope Francis saysthat priestly life requires three key ingredients: contemplation, service, and fraternity.Speaking toparticipants in the general chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers, the Holy Father offeredthis three-pronged recommendation, stressing that these aptitudes can be of great help in priestly life. ...
'Dialogue with God in prayer also leads us to listen to His voice in the persons and situations around us.'
Below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis'address to the participants in the 5th General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers, on the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Institute: * * * Dear Brother Priests, I am happy to be with you at this meeting, and I thank Juan Pablo for his words, as well a...
"Licensing doctors to supply lethal drugs to terminally ill patients to help them commit suicide rests upon the premise that some lives are worth less than others. It is therefore contrary to human dignity"
Ahead of a debate on assisted suicide in the House of Commons next week, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, is urging the faithful to contact their representatives.Rob Marris’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ will receive its Second Reading in the House of Commons on Friday, September 11. -- Here is ...
Francis Calls on Faithful to See What Is Possible When We Trust in Jesus
When we can admit we are sinners, we are opened up to the astonishment of encountering Jesus.During his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis underscored this as he celebrated today's Eucharistic Celebration, which marks the feast of a doctor of the Church, St. Gregory the Great, reported Vatican R...
Quote for September 3rd
"Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit."
- Saint Lucy
Henry and Inez Casolani Died in the 1990s
For the first time in history, a married couple will be canonized together when the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux are raised to the altars this October. Another couple, from Malta, might …read more
Vatican officials, bishops, clergy and academics from around the world came together Friday in Philadelphia to offer to more than 200 news journalists covering religion an intensive course on …read more
During Angelus Address, Warns Against Being a Modern-Day Pharisee
Pope Francis says that the exhortation Jesus makes in today’s Gospel is a warning for today, lest we think that "an exterior observance of the law is sufficient for being a good Christian." …read more
Asks International Community, 'Do Something'
Referring to Saturday’s beatification of a martyr-bishop in Lebanon, Pope Francis noted that the number of Christians being martyred today exceeds the number of those who lost their lives …read more
Invites Faithful to Pray for Those Who Lose Their Lives on 'Terrible Journeys'
Pope Francis today prayed for immigrants who lose their lives on their "terrible journeys" seeking a better life. The Pope offered this prayer after leading the midday Angelus with those …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square: * * * The Gospel of this Sunday …read more
When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands. —For …read more
Holy See Denies Any Papal Endorsement of Children’s Books Promoting Same-Sex Relationship
Once again Pope Francis is being “used” by those in favor of promoting the same-sex lifestyle. The latest case arose this morning following news of a letter sent by an official in the Vatican …read more