This Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, the Pope and the Roman Curia will begin their spiritual exercises. The meditations will be led by Fr. Angelo De Donatis, parish of San Marco Evangelista in Campidoglio. This year's spiritual exercises will be based on the theme “the purification of the heart” and will take p...read more
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has spoken to the three leaders of the ordinariates established for former Anglicans who wanted full communion with the Church. Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müllerspoke with the ordinaries in Rome aboutthe delicacy andimportance of their task "in these f...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, at the end of this month to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. The purpose of theMarc...
A CNN poll released Thursday finds that a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on the legality of abortion. The largest percentage of Americans (38%) favor abortion being legal in only a few circumstances. At the opposite ends of the spectrum, 27% want abortion legal in all circumstances, while 20% w...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
1) Lent: 40 Days of exodus to go to the Promised Land. As suggested by today’s liturgy (the first Sunday of Lent) the right way to take part in Lent is to remember and relive what it was …read more
The Vatican has prepared a virtual book to mark the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis' election. Called "Do We Want to Become Holy? Yes or No?", the 36-page book includes some of the most …read more
Below is the Introduction to the book “Beside John Paul II – His Friends and Collaborators Speak”. Published by the Italian Edizioni Ares press, and in stores now, the volume features …read more
By Anna Artymiak Having served as secretary for three Popes, Monsignor Alfred Xuereb is one of the few to witness personally the prayer lives of the most recent Successors of Peter. Monsignor …read more
Here is a Lenten message from the president of Caritas Internationalis,Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga. * * * Many years ago, I used to teach math. But despite my mathematical training, …read more
We publish below extracts of a recent interview Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gave to ZENIT’s Wlodzimierz Redzioch in which he pays tribute to soon-to-be-canonized Pope John Paul II. The …read more
Pope Francis todaymet a delegation from the World Council of Churches headed by Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, a Norwegian Lutheran theologian who, as General Secretary, heads the WCC. *** Here …read more
“Are we ashamed to touch the flesh of our wounded or suffering brothers and sisters?” This was one of the key questions posed by Pope Francis during his homily at the morning Mass on Friday …read more