Holy See Denies Any Papal Endorsement of Children’s Books Promoting Same-Sex Relationship
Once again Pope Francis is being “used” by those in favor of promoting the same-sex lifestyle. The latest case arose this morning following news of a letter sent by an official in the Vatican Secretariat of State to the author of children’s books that promote “different family types.” The Guardian reported th...
Accused Child Abuser Believed to Have Died of Natural Causes
While awaiting trial on chargesof pedophilia and possession of child pornography,the formerApostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski,died. A statement released by the Holy See Press Office shared the news, stating that initial investigations done by Vatican authorities"indicate that he di...
Palestine Presents Draft Resolution Before Papal Visit
The Holy See released a statement this afternoon regarding the controversy surrounding the Palestinian flag at the United Nations. The statement says: In accordance with the rules governing the General Assembly no Member or Observer State is entitled to oppose the tabling of a draft resolution by a Member St...
"Reflection on the God-given dignity of every human person should guide all our decisions about life, including refraining from the use of the death penalty"
The end of the death penalty in Nebraska is back up for debate, but the state’s three bishops are reiterating that "justice requires punishment, but it does not require that those who have committed serious crimes be put to death." Nebraska's legislature voted in May to repeal capital punishment over the objecti...
Quote for August 28th
'Nothing is far from God.'
The president of the world’s newest nation reluctantly signed a peace deal Wednesday, bringing some hope that the civil war in South Sudan will come to an end. But according to Fides, "in …read more
Archbishop Martin Invites All to Attend
Christians from all denominations in Dublin have been invited by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to respond to Pope Francis’ call, with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, to …read more
Applications Accepted by Pontifical Council
This Ash Wednesday, missionaries of mercy will be sent forth by Pope Francis during a celebration in St. Peter’s, to spread God’s mercy during the jubilee proclaimed by the Holy Father to …read more
Archbishop Calls for Action Against Guilty Policemen
Police personnel used excessive force on those who protested against the attacks on churches in Mangaluru,India, in 2008. According to Vatican Radio, the National Human Rights Commission …read more
"But stumbling is not a tragic failure when one is accompanying a brother or sister to the promised land"
The following is a transcript of the homily given by Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on August 12, 2015, at aMass celebrated at the conclusion of the international conference “Welcoming …read more
Below are the reflections of Stephen Townsend,Deputy Head of Mission at theBritish Embassy to the Holy See,on 'The Holy See and Astronomy.' Townsend is guest blogger for Ambassador Nigel …read more
“The spirit of prayer gives back time to God, it steps away from the obsession of a life that is always lacking time, it rediscovers the peace of necessary things, and discovers the joy of unexpected gifts.”
Here is the text of the address Pope Francis gave at the general audience this morning, held in St. Peter’s Square, as he continued with his catechesis series on the family. Today was the …read more
During General Audience, Francis Speaks on Importance of Making Time for Prayer
If we really love God and cherish our relationship with Him, we need to spend time with Him in prayer.During his weekly General Audience in a sunny St. Peter's Square this morning, the Pope …read more