Calls on Members of Oratory to Follow Example of the 'Apostle of Rome'
In a letter sent to the members of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, Pope Francis called on them to follow their founder's example in his commitment to the spiritual care of souls. The Holy Father sent the message on the 500th anniversary of St. Philip Neri's birth. Dubbed the 'Apostle of Rome', St. Philp Ner...
"The Church’s state of permanent mission requires of you, spiritual sons of Saint Philip Neri, not to be content with a mediocre life"
Here is a translation of Pope Francis’ Message for the Fifth Centenary of Saint Philip Neri’s birth. * * * To the Reverend Father Mario Alberto Aviles, c.o., Procurator General of the Confederation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri. The fifth centenary of the birth of Saint Philip Neri, born in Florence ...
Says Christians Who Want Both Christ and World Give a 'Counter-Witness' During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
It is sad to see a Christian who wants both Jesus and worldly gain. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel from St. Mark, in which Peter says to Jesus that he and the disciples "have given up eve...
And More on Ambo Candles
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q1: I went to visit a seminary, and during the Divine Office the priest led the opening prayer -- e.g., "O Lord, open my lips" or "O God come to my assistance" -- and concluded ...
Quote for May 25th
"By contrast, whoever out of love for God gives oneself to the service of others will live, like the grain of wheat that dies, but only apparently… Only in undoing itself does it produce the harvest."
- Blessed Oscar Romero
June 3-5, Discussion on the Theme of Light, from the Perspective of Science, Philosophy, Theology, Art and Even Magic
This report was contributed by Alessandro de Vecchi. The wide and complex theme of light, from an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing together science, philosophy, theology and even …read more
Praises Officers Duty and Discipline at the Risk of Sacrificing Their Lives
"In defending the weak and the law, you will find the truest sense of your service and you will be an example for the country, which needs people to serve with impartiality, generosity and …read more
This report is contributed by Daniele Trenca, Editorial Officer for the World Family of Radio Maria. May 13, 2015, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, was chosen to begin the transmissions of …read more
"The community is indebted to you for the possibility to lead an ordered life, free from the oppression of the violent and the corrupt."
At the Paul VI Audience Hall today, Pope Francis received the families of Italian State Police officers killed or wounded in the line of duty. Here is a translation of the Holy Father's …read more
Vatican-Sponsored Conference To Take Place This Weekend
For three days, women from various cultural and social contexts across five continents will offer the most complete vision possible on contemporary questions that affect women worldwide. They …read more
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley, reprinted from the Southern Nebraska Register: -- “I am He whom Thou seekest!” The great English poet, Francis Thompson, wrote that famous …read more
The Spirit creates unity in diversity
Here is a message from the Canadian bishops'Standing Committee for Relations with Movements and Associations for Pentecost, celebrated this Sunday. * * * Dear Members of Movements and …read more
Maiduguri Diocese facing displacement of more than half its priests; destruction of 350 churches
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * More than 5,000 Catholics in a single diocese in northeastern Nigeria have been killed; at least 100,000 have …read more