Sister Maureen Shares How the Holy Father Is Visiting at Just the Right Time, When He Is Needed Most
Ahead of Pope Francis' arrival inKenya tomorrow, littlechildren, many of whom have lost parents from AIDS, cannot wait for the Holy Father to be in their country, and one sister says he is light who is coming in the darkness. In an interview with ZENIT onMonday,KenyanSister Maureen Ogundeph, 32,from the Di...
"A bishop will help to give the Ordinariate the stability and permanence necessary to fulfil its mission to be a work of Catholic unity, whose roots are to be found in the great texts of the Second Vatican Council"
Pope Francis has appointedFr. Steven Joseph Lopes as ordinary bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, in the United States of America and Canada. The Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is one of thepersonal ordinariates for former Anglicans established underthe 2009apostolic constitu...
Are They OK to Use on Their Own?
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Our Catholic workplace has begun the practice of having "Liturgies of the Word" which consist of an opening prayer, Scripture reading, psalm, Gospel, intercessions and closin...
Many Evangelicals pride themselves on the fact that they can succinctly sum up the Good News in a way that people find compelling and helpful, whereas many Catholics, it seems, get tongue-tied
Some years ago, I was involved in a Catholic-Evangelical dialogue. One of our Protestant brothers challenged the Catholics in the group to articulate clearly what the Gospel is. I knew what he was getting at: many Evangelicals pride themselves on the fact that they can succinctly sum up the Good News in a way that ...
Quote for November 24
'Beside each believer stands an Angel as protector and shepherd, leading him to life.'
-St. Basil the Great
Is it that some people simply cannot tolerate Christian beliefs being held by anyone, spoken by anyone, influencing anyone?
Explaining the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage is an action that now risks being categorized as against anti-discrimination legislation. This is the experience of Hobart’s Archbishop …read more
Missionary Considers Francis’ Safety and the Message of the Holy Door
Pope Francis will open the first Holy Door of the Jubilee of Mercy in Bangui on Nov. 29, during his pastoral visit to the Central African Republic. Anticipating by some 10 days the jubilee’s …read more
In address to Health Care Council, Notes John Paul II's Reflection on 'Positive Requirements' of Commandments
The closeness to one another taught by the Gospel parable of the Good Samaritan overcomes the divisions of nationality, social class or religion. Pope Francis said this this morning when he …read more
To increase awareness of the need to develop “the transcendent dimension of the human being, the basis for the true dignity of persons in their condition as children of God"
On Saturday, November 14, the Sixth World Conference on Metaphysics concluded. Held at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, it was organized on this occasion by the Fondazione Idente di …read more
"ISIS showed us the ugly face of Islam—but their killing and atrocities made us see how beautiful our faith is"
This report is contributed by Philip Abou Zeid of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * One of the Lebanese capital’s eastern suburbs is home to the Assyrian Christian quarter, with at its heart …read more
This reflection is provided by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver, Colorado * * * In a few short weeks, we will celebrate the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which has great …read more
Annual collection will mark 50th anniversary in January
Pope Francis expressed gratitude for the work of the Collection for the Church in Latin America (CLA) in a letter read at the Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops …read more
"In Evangelium Vitae we can trace the constitutive elements of the 'culture of salus': namely, hospitality, compassion, understanding and forgiveness"
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today when he received in audience the participants in the 30th International Conference, organized by the Pontifical Council for Health …read more