Here is the text for the "global wave of prayer," sponsored by Caritas and suppported by Pope Francis. Today, Dec. 10, the "global wave" startedon the island of Samoa and will progress around the world until it reaches the same island some 24 hours and more than 164 countries later. * * * O God, you entrusted ...read more
Pope Francis has called the extent of hunger in the world today "a global scandal" in a video message released today. The video marks the launch of a Caritas federation campaign to end world hunger. "We are in front of a global scandal of around one billion people who still suffer from hunger today," the Holy ...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q1: Should a purple cope and humeral veil be used for Benediction during the Advent and Lenten seasons or should they always be white? Q2: Is it correct that the priest or bis...
Efforts are underway to secure the release of a group of Orthodox nuns who are believed to have been kidnapped by Islamist insurgents in the Syrian town of Maaloula. The head of Lebanon's security ministry, General Abbas Ibrahim, has been in Doha, Qatar, for the past two days to help secure their freedom. For th...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
Here is the statement fromBishop Noel TreanorofDown and Connor, in response to the report released today by theNational Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland …read more
Here is the statement from Bishop Raymond Browne of Kerry, in response to the report released today by theNational Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI). …read more
Here is the statement from Archbishop Dermot Clifford of Cashel & Emly, in response to the report released today by theNational Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in …read more
The Fourth Tranche of the Reviews of Safeguarding practice across the Catholic Church was released today by the seven Church authorities involved. They were the Dioceses of Achonry, Kerry, …read more
Here is a statement from the European Dignity Watch on today's vote in European Parliament on a report regarding "reproductive health and rights." * * * After a months-long intense debate …read more
Bishop Philip Egan has sent the following message to the priests and people of the Diocese of Portsmouth on the publication of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation Evangelii …read more
The Denis Hurley Peace Institute in Pretoria has for many years been at the forefront of peace and reconciliation initiatives in Africa. In this interview for ZENIT,Fr. Sean O’Leary M.Afr, …read more
L’Osservatore Romano has published an account by Luis Suarez of the Spanish Catholic newspaper La Razon of the time the Spanish columnist met Benzion Netanyahu. The late Professor Netanyahu …read more