“The canonization of Pope John Paul II gave a new impetus to your work, in the service of the Church and evangelization." Pope Francis made this observation when speaking to the John Paul II Foundation at the Vatican Saturday afternoon. The work to which the Holy Father was referring had been namely service to th...read more
The Superior General of the Missionary Society of Saint Paul, Fr. Victor Onwukeme, acknowledges that problems in Africa exist, but he says they should never justify distinguishing hope. This missionary society founded in Nigeria -- the only missionary society indigenous to Africa -- currently has 274 priests work...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, had a private meeting with Pope Francis this morning. Ki-moon is in Rome to address an International Symposium on climate change that was held at the Vatican. The symposium, entitled “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensio...
Thanks to the surprises of the Holy Spirit, the Church moves forward. During his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that God surprises us and that we must not be afraid of change and leaving old habits behind. The Holy Spirit, Francis underscored, not only makes us under...
Quote for April 27th
'An act of perfect conformity to the will of God unites us more to Him than a hundred other acts of virtue.'
- St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
Support families, pursue the formation of young people and promote interreligious dialogue.This was the recipe Pope Francis gave to the bishops of Benin this morning who are in Rome for their …read more
Catholic charity organization, Caritas Nepal, continues to work round the clock in the wake of Saturday's devastating earthquake. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked the Asian country. The …read more
Pope Francis is expected to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima (Portugal) in 2017 on the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to a press release by …read more
This morning, Pope Francis met with Queen Silvia of Sweden,the wife of King Carl XVI Gustaf, in the Vatican. Queen Silvia, was accompanied by her youngest daughter, Princess Madeleine of …read more
Pope Francis has named Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City, 64, as Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Michael Sheehan, 75, from pastoral …read more
The Church in Sicily is called to bear witness to mercy, especially in the upcoming Jubilee Year. This was the message given by Pope Francis to participants of the VI Regional Meeting of the …read more
In the ways of faith, hope and charity, Saint John Paul II continues to accompany us. This was the statement madeCardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz this morning at the Mass in St. Peter's Basilica …read more
Rome: the spiritual center of Catholicism. It's a city visited by millions each year, particularly pilgrims in search of a connection with the roots of their faith, a city where so many spent …read more