The Spanish magazine 'Palabra' published an exclusive and extensive interview this week with Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, prefect of the Papal Household and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s personal secretary. With Palabra’s permission, we republish the interview in which he talks about his passions and his work, and hi...read more
Here is a translation of what Pope Francis said today when he met with the clergy of the Diocese of Rome, in Paul VI Hall, for the traditional appointment at the beginning of Lent. After the greeting of the Cardinal Vicar, Agostino Vallini, the Pope gave the following address. * * * When together with the C...
By Anna Artymiak Together with the Pope’s brother Georg Ratzinger, Monsignor GeorgGänsweinand the four Memores Domini, Monsignor Alfred Xuereb was one of the few to know for some time of Benedict XVI’s intention to renounce the Petrine ministry. The priest served under the pontificate of John Paul II, and the...
“Have you heard? Father Longenecker advocates having seances and communicating with the dead!” So it might be assumed from the title of this article: “Communicating with C.S.Lewis.” Am I really huddled over a Ouija board in a dark room muttering incantations to summon up the famous Oxford scholar? No. This artic...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
Here is the text of an address given byCardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace,to a conference on human rights. The conference was in Bratislava, …read more
Here is a statement from Auxiliary BishopJacek Pylof Odessa-Simferopol. * * * Since many weeks now the Roman Catholic Church with her prayers accompany whole of Ukraine praying for the …read more
The U.S.Congress should take an important step to address issues faced by the more than 650,000 men, women and juveniles who re-enter society each year from prisons, jails and detention …read more
Here is a statement on the crisis in Ukraine released Tuesday byArchbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. * * * The bishops of the United …read more
Here is a statement for the beginning of Lent from the leader of the Canadian episcopal conference. * * * Lent is a time for transformation, inviting us to look at our own lives and to make …read more
“Lent is a ‘strong’ time, a turning point that can encourage in each one of us a change, a conversion to come out from tiring habits and from the lazy addiction of evil that deceives us.” …read more
Cardinal Peter Turkson is to visit Juba, the capital of South Sudan, for a week beginning March 18. According to the Catholic Radio Network of South Sudan, Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro of …read more
Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land at the end of May will give a new impetus to the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has said. In his …read more