Francis Tells Poor That Respecting the 'Sacred 3 L's' of Land, Lodging and Labor Is Not Philanthropy, But Moral Duty
"The social and environmental debt owed to the poor of cities can be paid by respecting their sacred right of the 'three L's': Land, Lodging, Labour," the Pope said today, stressing,"This is not philanthropy; it is a moral duty upon all of us." The Pope made this strong statement this morning when speaking to t...
Encourages Them to Follow Example of Their Martyr-Patron in Giving Testimony of Holiness
Pope Francis this evening told catechists and teachers in Uganda that they are engaged in a “holy work,” crucial for bringing the Good News to every village of the country. The Holy Father was welcomed to Munyonyo, site of the martyrdom of some of the Uganda Martyrs, with dancing and drums. The national coord...
Says Martyrs Are Reminder That All Must Seek Justice, Common Good
Pope Francis began his trip to Uganda this evening by encouraging leaders of the country to protect and help one another as members of one human family, regardless of different beliefs and convictions. The Holy Father arrived in Uganda around 5 pm local time, just after concluding the Kenya leg of his three-coun...
"Your presence here at Munyonyo is of great significance to us Ugandans! It was here at Munyonyo that King Mwanga made the fateful decision to begin putting Christians to death"
Here is the prepared text of the address given this evening by ArchbishopCyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, to welcome Pope Francis to Munyonyo, Uganda, where he is meeting with catechists and teachers. * * * Your Holiness, Distinguished guests and friends. What a beautiful day the Lord has made for ...
Quote for November 27
'Act, and God will act.'
-Joan of Arc
"ISIS showed us the ugly face of Islam—but their killing and atrocities made us see how beautiful our faith is"
This report is contributed by Philip Abou Zeid of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * One of the Lebanese capital’s eastern suburbs is home to the Assyrian Christian quarter, with at its heart …read more
This reflection is provided by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver, Colorado * * * In a few short weeks, we will celebrate the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which has great …read more
Annual collection will mark 50th anniversary in January
Pope Francis expressed gratitude for the work of the Collection for the Church in Latin America (CLA) in a letter read at the Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops …read more
"In Evangelium Vitae we can trace the constitutive elements of the 'culture of salus': namely, hospitality, compassion, understanding and forgiveness"
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today when he received in audience the participants in the 30th International Conference, organized by the Pontifical Council for Health …read more
"I encourage every family to ask themselves, and ask the Lord, what they can do this year so that by next Thanksgiving others will have experienced God’s blessings through their efforts"
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, reprinted from the Southern Nebraska Register. * * * Next week, most of uswill celebrate Thanksgiving around family …read more
Pope’s Morning Mass: Jesus Weeps Today Too, Because We’ve Chosen the Way of War At Casa Santa Marta, Says There Can Be No Justification for This Piecemeal War Just as Jesus wept over …read more
Church Must Welcome All the Sheep the Good Shepherd Wants to Bring In
People must never be afraid to knock at the door of the Church or the door of our hearts because of having been made to feel unwelcome, says Pope Francis. As we approach the Dec. 8 start-date …read more
"There will be the Holy Door, but it will be the door of God’s great mercy! May it also be the door of our heart for us all to receive God’s forgiveness and for us in turn to forgive, welcoming all those that knock on our door"
Here is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ address at today’s general audience. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! With this reflection we have arrived at the threshold of the …read more