While Calling for Prayers for Synod During Angelus Address, Also Reminds Faithful of Children Knocking on Doors Begging for Help Worldwide
Pope Francis says parents participate in God's creative power. The Holy Father expressed this during hisAngelus address today at noon in St. Peter's Square, while speaking on matrimony.Shortly before the Angelus address, Francis had presided overthe Mass for the opening of theGeneral Assembly of the Synod o...
"The Synod Fathers, coming from every part of the world and gathered around the Successor of Peter, for three weeks, will reflect on the vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in society, for careful spiritual and pastoral discernment."
Below is a ZENIT-translation of Pope Francis' Angelus Address today at noon in St. Peter's Square, following his having presided over Mass for the Opening of theGeneral Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica: *** Before the Angelus Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! ...
At Opening Mass of Ordinary Synod's General Assembly, Pope Reaffirms Church's Role to Defend Values, Marriage, Life
'This is God’s dream for His beloved Creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self.' These were the words of Pope Francis today during his homily at the opening Massfor theOrdinary General Assembly of the Sy...
'This is God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self.'
At 10 am today, the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Pope Francis presided at theMass in St. Peter's Basilica for the opening of theOrdinary General Assembly of the Synodof Bishops on the theme: 'The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world.'Below is the Vatican-provided transl...
Quote for October 4th
“Don’t you long to shout to those youths who are bustling around you: Fools! Leave those worldly things that shackle the heart – and very often degrade it – leave all that and come with us in search of Love!”
-St. Josemaria Escriva
Florida Diocese Expands Ministry
This report is contributed by Kevin Burke, MSS -- Donna Gardner is the coordinator of the Rachel’s Vineyard post-abortion healing retreats for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach, …read more
Pope Francis on Wednesday authorised the Congregation for Saints' Causesto promulgate the following decrees: MARTYRDOM - Servant of God Valentin Palencia Marquina, Spanish diocesan priest, …read more
Pope Francis hasconfirmed the election of Rev. Sarkis Davidian as Armenian bishop of Ispahan, Iran. Sarkis Davidianwas born in 1943 in Aleppo, Syria, and was ordained a priest in 1970. He has …read more
“God always wants to build bridges; we are the ones that build walls! And walls collapse, always.”
Here is a ZENIT translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today’s Audience will be …read more
The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis has met with Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, but did not elaborate. In a statement released by the Holy See Press Office this afternoon, its …read more
Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for this month calls for an end to human trafficking and remembers the plight of immigrants and refugees. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions …read more
After today's catechesis, Pope Francis blessed a statue of St. Rita of Cascia, offered by a group of Lebanese faithful to the Italian archdiocese of Spoleto-Norcia, which will be placed at …read more
Recall Pope Francis' Calls to Defend Basic Human Right
With international religious freedom increasingly imperiled, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) must be reauthorized quickly so it can continue to “highlight the …read more