Even if we face trials, if we follow the way of Jesus, we will find happiness. With this message, Pope Francis addressed the faithful gathered in a sunny St. Peter's Square on the Second Sunday of Lent. The Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel, which recounts the event of the Transfiguration, when Jesus gives ...read more
Decrying the violence, kidnapping, and harassment in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis has launched an appeal for all human lives to be respected. Following the Angelus prayer,the Holy Father said, “I urge everyone to reject violence and respect the dignity of every person and the sanctity of human life.” “I encour...
Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus. Then Peter said to ...
On May 7 there will be a general election in the United Kingdom. On Wednesday the bishops of England and Wales released a letter to all Catholics setting out a number of principles they should consider when choosing how to vote. “As Catholics, we are called to work for a world shaped by the Gospel of Jesus Christ...
Quote for February 27th
'Consider every day that you are then for the first time beginning; and always act with the same fervor as on the first day you began.'
- St. Anthony of Padua
“My commitment,”Dr. Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, president of theCentesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, has said, is to bring together Church and economic leaders and "help them apply the …read more
“Fidelity” and “indissolubility” remain indispensable conditions of Christian marriage, confirmed Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, during …read more
For the first time in history, a homeless person was buried in the Vatican. Willy Herteleer, Flemish by birth but for decades had no place to call hom, lived from alms in the adjacent …read more
Cesare “Cece” Cicconi died. He was the first disabled person that Pope Francis kissed during his first public appearance in Saint Peter’s Square on March 19, 2013. The news was reported in a …read more
An Archbishop from the Central African Republic compared the war-ridden country "to the desert where we must fight the temptations of the devil." Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui …read more
Marking just the latest of a long dispute which arose around a road project threatening to demolish an archaeological site, Coptic monks are literally willing to put their lives on the line. …read more
Terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has started killing hostages seized after it took Assyrian Christian villages in Syria’sHassake governorate – with reports that around 15 are dead. In a …read more
Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar revealed that prior to his release, those who held him hostage threatened to kill him if he ever returned. The Indian Jesuit priest worked in Afghanistan for 3 …read more