Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI received in private audience on Monday two prominent proponents of Mass in the Extraordinary Form. According to the website Notions Romaines, the Pope Emeritus met yesterday afternoon Cosimo Marti, co-founder and treasurer of the International Federation Juventutem, a movement of young ...read more
In an interview with Vatican Radio's Italian edition Monday, Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai said the Islamic State and other fundamentalist groups “are taking us back to the Stone Age, back to a time when there wasn’t any law.” Yet despite the recent atrocities committed against Christians and religious minorities...
An international soccer icon has acknowledged that being a good person is key to success. Speaking to ZENIT on the sidelines following an audience yesterday at the Vatican in which Pope Francis met the soccer players who participated in last night’s Interreligious Match for Peace at Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Gianlu...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Should both the bride and the groom be accompanied by their mother and father in the entrance procession at a wedding in the United States? The Rite of Marriage states that "I...
Quote for September 2nd
Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?
-Saint Gerard Majella
Pope Francis will receive Israel’s former President Shimon Peres at the Vatican on Thursday, the Holy See has confirmed. The visit comes almost three months since Peres took part in the Pope’ …read more
A leading European pro-life think tank has warned of possible growing centralization in the area of fundamental rights under new European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. European …read more
Pope Francis will marry 20 couples at St. Peter’s Basilica this Sept. 14. On Friday Aug. 29, the Vatican announced the Bishop of Rome would marry the couples, all from Rome, just three weeks …read more
Here is a statement released today by Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew for the beginning of the liturgical year. * * * + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and …read more
Louis Raphaël I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq, is asking for the lands and homes of Iraqi Christians to be returned to them. The patriarch expressed gratitudeto the …read more
While expressing to Catholic legislators that the Church realizes their work is not easy, the Vatican Secretary of State has thanked them for promoting coherent Catholic witness in the world. …read more
-- 1 Corinthians 2:10b-16 Psalm 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13ab, 13cd-14 Luke 4:31-37 Today's Gospel, which narrates the exorcism in the synagogue in Capernaum, manifests to us that, with the coming …read more
At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English …read more