Fr. Rosica Speaks on Synod Delegates, Fathers Discussing the Need to Embrace People Where They Are
'There must be an end to exclusionary language and a strong emphasis on embracing reality as it is. We should not be afraid of new and complex situations.' These were words of Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, the Vatican's English speaking language spokesperson,this afternoon who was speaking at the briefing of t...
Vatican Spokesman Confirms Visit for Beginning of Next Year
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed that Pope Francis will be visiting Mexico early next year. In an interview with Mexican journalist Valentina Alazraki of Noticieros Televisa, the director of the Holy See Press Office said that the Pope is expected to make the journey in the early months of 20...
Says Hardened Hearts Does Not Allow God’s Mercy to Enter During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
“Where there is God, there is mercy.” This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily during morning Mass in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta. The Pope drew his homily from today’s first reading which recalled the conversion of the city of Nineveh after listening to the preaching of the prophet Jonah. Noting...
"The pastors of the Church in the present times are called to take upon their lives a prophetic role of suffering and kenosis, similar to that of prophet Jeremiah."
Here is the homily delivered this morning by Cardinal George Alencherry,Major Archbishop of Emakulam-Angamaly (India)and President of the Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church, during the celebration of Terce (mid-morning prayer). * * * Holy Father and My dear friends, The reading from Jeremiah Ch. 22 v.3 gi...
Quote for October 6th
"The family is one of the indispensable social subjects for the achievement of a culture of peace."
- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
A guiding thread unites the name then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose, once he was raised to the papal throne, and the institution of the Holy Year dedicated to Mercy. It is a thread …read more
A Catholic teacher who was appointed headmaster at a primary school in a small Pakistani village was beaten and tortured by a group of Muslim extremist teachers, reported Fides Muslim …read more
And More on Inscriptions
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I am an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion in …read more
While acknowledging the Church needs to pastorally accompany struggling families, the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal AndréVingt-Trois, says if people believethis means doing away with or …read more
Pope Francis has reminded prelates the Synod is not a conference, a parliament or a senate, but rather an expression of the Church to be led by the Spirit. In his opening, unscripted address …read more
“Let us remember, however, that the Synod will be able to be a space of action of the Holy Spirit only if we, the participants, are clothed with apostolic courage, evangelical humility and confident prayer.”
Here is a translation of Pope Francis’ address to the First General Congregation of the Synod of Bishops on the Family. * * * Dear Beatitudes, Eminences, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters, …read more
“The family is a place where evangelical holiness is lived out in the most ordinary conditions.” This was the reflection offered by Pope Francis on the eve of the Synod of Bishops on the …read more
Meets with Members of Food Bank Foundation
Pope Francis received in audience 7,000 volunteers from the Food Bank Foundation, established 25 years ago by Italian businessman Danilo Fossati and Don Giussani, founder of Communion and …read more