During his homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned against those who do not practice what they preach, saying they damage not only themselves but others. Commenting on Jesus’ parable of the man who built his house on rock, the Holy Fatherexplained that Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for knowing...read more
Pope Francis has approved the creation of a special commission for the protection of children. The suggestion was made by the eight-member Council of Cardinals currently meeting at the Vatican, and presented to the Holy Father, who subsequently approved its creation. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, a member of the cou...
The Irish government has given its strongest indication yet that it may reopen its embassy to the Holy See. Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s foreign minister, said he is in favour of reopening the embassy but as a “two ambassadors, one building model”. That would mean combining both embassies to Italy and the ...
The United States Embassy to the Holy See has been the focus of a good deal of media attention lately. Shortly after Ambassador Ken Hackett, who served for 40 years in Catholic Relief Services, presented his credentials to the Holy See, reports emerged that the embassy would controversially move from its original...
Quote for December 5th
"The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak."
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, No.47
The Holy See has alerted the Philippine Bishops of the presence of two schismatic groups in the country. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) were informed by the …read more
The seed of eternity planted within us calls us to respect the lives of all people, particularly those who suffer. This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ catechesis on the Creed during …read more
My first book on Pope Pius XII, Hitler, the War, and the Pope, came out in 2000. After several years of research, I had come to the same conclusion that most people had reached during and …read more
By Larry Peterson “The president is dead.” For those of us who can remember those words from 50 years ago, they were seared into our brains like letters sand-blasted into a granite headstone …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, …read more
Pope Francis will visit the paediatric Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome on Dec. 21st. Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, made the announcement at the end of a Vatican …read more
During his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis told the faithful that the Church should always be joyful as Jesus was. Commenting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah, …read more
An examination of the workings of the Roman Curia was the first order of business for the Council of Cardinals whose members met today. This is the second set of meetings held by the …read more