Here is the third Advent homily given by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. He delivered the homily today. The first and second Advent homilies can be viewed here: en/articles/father-cantalamessa-s-1st-advent-homily en/articles/fr-cantalamessa-s-2nd-advent-homily * ...read more
The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue believes the Pope's actions promoting interreligious dialogue in Turkey were both simple and clear. In an interview with ZENIT earlier this month following the Pope’s visit to Turkey, Cardinal Jean-LouisTauranshed light on interreligious dialog...
Pope Francis is lamenting that characteristics such as power-hungry and egotistic at times are appropriate for describng people of the Church. According to Vatican Radio, duringhis daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta,the Pope reminded the faithful that the Church is insteada loving, tender mother "Many ti...
The annual Christmas tree lighting in St. Peter’s Square will take place tonight. The event will begin at4:30 p.m., and the tree lightingcoincideswith the unveiling and illumination of the Nativity Scene. More than an hour before, excited faithful and families gathered in the Square. One could hear the sing...
Do not seek anything other than the Lord; but rather seek the Lord himself, and he will answer you.
~ St. Augustine
Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed the announcement by President …read more
On Wednesday, after the announcement that the United States and Cuba would be pursuing reconciliation, Cuba’s episcopal conference published a statement thanking God “on the eve of Christmas” …read more
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address this morning toa delegation of children of Italian Catholic Action (I.C.A.): * * * Dear children of I.C.A., Welcome! I am happy to meet with …read more
This morning, Pope Francis received in audience a Delegation of the German Lutheran Evangelical Church. Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to those present. * * * Sisters and …read more
Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' address during his final General Audience of 2014 in St. Peter's Square, which took place this morning and coincided with his 78th birthday: * * * …read more
The US government has just announced today that it will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana. The Vatican Secretariat of State released the following statement …read more