Christians are called to be like the branches on a vine and “bring fruits of this common belonging to Christ and to the Church” to the world. This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ address to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square this morning prior to the recitation of the Regina Coeli. The Holy Fath...read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square today: * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Good morning! Today’s Gospel presents to us Jesus during the Last Supper, in the moment in which death is close at han...
Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you. Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a br...
Bishop Brian Farrell, LC, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, ordained 20 Legionaries of Christ deacons in the chapel of the Legion of Christ’s Center of Higher Studies in Rome. Fr. Eduardo Robles Gil, LC, the Legion’s General Director, and some 150 other priests, both religi...
Quote for May 1st
“St. Joseph’s mission is certainly unique and unrepeatable, as Jesus is absolutely unique. However, in protecting Jesus, in teaching him how to grow in age, wisdom and grace, he is a model for every educator, and in particular for every father."
-Pope Francis, General audience, March 19, 2014
Pope Francis reflected on two traits of Christian identity on Thursday, saying that Christianity is marked by its concrete presence in history and its focus on service. Vatican Radio reported …read more
Pope Francis expressed his condolences following the death of Cardinal Giovanni Canestri, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova. He passed away several months before his 97thbirthday. In a telegram …read more
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, spoke Wednesday at the opening of a symposium “Christians in the Middle East: what future?” organised by the …read more
Here is the April 29 statement byArchbishop Bernadito C. Auza,Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York, at the Ninth Review Conference of theTreaty on the …read more
Here is the statement given by the Pope on Thursday to the members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 1. It is a pleasure to …read more
Yesterday, Pope Francis received, in the Paul VI Hall, the Community of Christian Life (CVX) and the Students’ Missionary League, on the occasion of the opening of the Italian National …read more
Due to maintenance of our Web site, ZENIT will not publish Thursday, April 30. The service will return Friday.read more
"This concern is the real major human concern of our times because while there are plenty of problems in areas we need to address, to some extent, they are all chairs on the Titanic while we …read more