Before reciting the Angelus prayer at noon today, Pope Francis explained the meaning of today's Gospel reading and the parable of the wheat and the tares. The parable, he said, is a teaching of Jesus which addresses “the problem of evil in the world and highlights the patience of God.” The Pope explained how th...read more
The United States should seek an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, provide humanitarian relief to the vulnerable people of Gaza, and return to the challenge of pursuing a just and lasting peace, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. Bishop Richard Pates o...
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has asked the U.S. bishops to join with him in prayer and action for peace in world trouble spots, including the Middle East, Ukraine, Africa and Central America. He also urged the bishops to express solidarity...
The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees responded with concern to President Obama’s July 21 executive order to prohibit federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination and to forbid “gender identity” discrimination in the employment of ...
Quote for July 22nd
"The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man."
- G.K. Chesterton
The Vatican has released the program of Pope Francis' visit to the Italian city of Caserta this Saturday. The Pope, who will be visiting over two days 26 and 28 July, split up into private …read more
Cardinal Sandri has said that although the Christians in Mosul in Iraq and Aleppo in Syria are the most afflicted, the entire area is in a state of insecurity. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, …read more
The new Secretary of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), Bishop Nunzio Galantino, has given an interview to the Italian monthly Semprein which he says recent accusations against him were …read more
A parliamentary bill to legalise assisted dying was debated for nearly ten hours in the House of Lords on Friday but ended without division. Peers, who were evenly split on whether to back a …read more
An evangelical pastor who was a close friend of Pope Francis has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. British-born Tony Palmer, a bishop with the Communion of Evangelical …read more
Pope Francis has offered words of comfort to Gaza's Christian Community as the massacre in the territory continues. In a message to the parish priest of Gaza, Father Jorge Hernandez, a fellow …read more
“It is shameful that Christians are being rejected, expelled and diminished”, the Chaldean Catholic Church Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako has written in a letter addressed to all people of …read more
Pope Francis has called terrorism lunacy and declared that all it does is destroyin a video-message to mark the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA Centre in Buenos Aires. …read more