Below is a translation of the Pope's address at this morning's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good Morning, From the beginning, the Lord filled the Church with the gifts of His Spirit, thus rendering her always alive and fruitful. Distinguished among these gifts are som...read more
Pope Francis met privately Wednesday evening with refugee survivors of a shipwreck that took place off the Italian island of Lampedusa last October. Around 370 people, most of them Eritrean and Syrian asylum-seekers, drowned on Oct. 3, 2013 when their smugglers' boat capsized close to the Italian island which is ...
Pope Francis has urged faithful to use the Holy Spirit’s gifts, received as God’s children and which nourish and enrich the Church and promote unity. Speaking to thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square at this morning’s weekly General Audience, the Holy Father continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to t...
At his weekly general audience today, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for the extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family due to open on Sunday. Around 150 Synod fathers from across the globe will take place in the Oct. 5-19 meeting to discuss the pastoral challenges of the family ...
Quote for October 2nd
"Invoke your Guardian Angel, who will enlighten you and guide you. God has given him to you for your protection, therefore, you should use him accordingly."
- St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Pope Francis today spoke of his hopes that all Christians might learn the "sublime science of Jesus Christ" with Bibles in languages they can understand. The Pope said this today as he …read more
Marriage experts and marriage advocates from all over the world have signed an open letter addressed to Pope Francis and the members of the upcoming Synod on the Family. The letter focuses on …read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today to members of the United Bible Societies for the presentation of the Bible in Italian “Word of the Lord – The Interconfessional …read more
Here below is the full text of the homily of CardinalAngelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, on the occasion of the Mass for the Beatification of Alvaro del …read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave Saturday to participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses. * * * Lord …read more
By Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar Human trafficking is a virtual hell for millions of vulnerable people. More than a million people are trafficked every year and around 400,000 …read more
-- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Psalm 119:9,10,11,12,13,14 Matthew 13:46-52 Saint Jerome was born in the Roman Province of Dalmatia in the town of Stridon (located in modern-day Slovenia) in 342/7, he …read more
The topic of communication will be thoroughly discussed during the Synod on the Family, says the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli. …read more