In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to follow Christ's invitation to conversion. The Holy Father began by reflecting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah in which he calls "the princes of Sodom" and the "people of Gomorrah" to turn from their evil ways. "W...read more
"Worldliness is a sinful state of soul." These were the words of Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel from St. Luke, which recalled the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, a poor man who would eat the scraps that ...
“The Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry appeals to the Vatican and to the international community to protect the Christian and Muslim Holy sites, and condemns the act carried out by extremist settlers who set part of the Normtsiaun Church in Jerusalem on fire and wrote offensive slogans against Christianity and t...
Together, the episcopal conferences of Nigeria and Cameroon are working together to provide assistance to thousands of Nigerians who fled to Cameroon to flee from Boko Haram’s continued violence. According to Fides, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, president of the Episcopal Conference of Nigeria, revealed this ...
Quote for March 5th
"God must be allowed the right to speak unpredictably.We must find him in our enemy, or we may lose him even in our friend. We must find him in the pagan or we will lose him in our own selves, substituting for his living presence an empty abstraction."
- Thomas Merton
Coptic Pope Tawadros II met yesterday with family members of the 21 Coptic Christians who were murdered by terrorists of the so-called Islamic State in February. According to Fides News …read more
In a Feb. 27 letter sent to members of Congress, two U.S. bishops stated that decisions around the 2016 budget resolution should be measured against whether they protect human life and …read more
Authorities in the province of Savannakhet, located in Laos, have declared that praying for the healing of the sick is in violation of the government's health care law. In a report that has …read more
The well-known former president of University of Notre Dame, Father Theodore Hesburgh, has died. At the age of 97, Fr. Hesburgh died Feb. 26 at the Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Indiana. …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s catechesis and that of next …read more
In West Africa, the Ebola epidemic claimed some 10,000 victims in 2014. Almost a year ago, the outbreak spread from Guinea the neighboring countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Thanks to …read more
Here is the address given by Pope Francis to the Bishops-Friends of the Focolare Movement who are gathered in Rome for their 38thmeeting, which reflects on the theme "The Eucharist: Mystery …read more
Here is the text of the Homily given by Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon (Myanmar) at the 113th Celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes at the National Marian Center of Nyaung Lay Bin. Over 100,000 …read more