For the second year in a row, Pope Francis has celebrated the Mass of the Lord's Supper, which begins the Easter Triduum, with the marginalized. This year the Mass took place at St. Mary of Providence of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Rome,a center for the elderly and disabled. Last year, he celebrated Mass on Ho...read more
Pope Francis highlighted priestly joy during the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica this Holy Thursday morning. Addressing his brother priests, Francis said there is a gift of joy inside a priest that is not intended to stay only for him, but to be for all God’s people. The Holy Father directed their attention...
Here are the texts of the meditations for Good Friday's Way of the Cross, which will be led by Pope Francis at the Colosseum. The texts were written by ArchbishopGiancarlo Maria Bregantiniof Campobasso-Boiano. * * * INTRODUCTION He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is tr...
“We are living Holy Week, but we also feel the weight of Good Friday and the divisions of Christians” His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal tells ZENIT ahead of the Holy Father’s trip to the Holy Land, adding that “the conversion of hearts will help to pull down the walls that divide Jerusalem.” ZENIT: How is Holy ...
Quote for April 18th
“It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”
― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child
Here is the fifth Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. The previous homilies can be found at the following links: …read more
Pope Francis said today during the homily of his morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta that we are the victim of temptations because the devil doesn't want our holiness. The subject of the …read more
Pope Francis today made an apology for the harm done to children by priests who have committed sexual abuse. He spoke of this evil during an address to theInternational Catholic Child Bureau …read more
Pope Francis today reiterated the Church's love for human life, encouraging that life be protected especially at its beginning stages, from conception, and at the end, with the elderly. The …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address today to representatives from the Italian Pro-Life Movement. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, I give my cordial welcome to each one of you. I greet …read more
Pope Francis told Venezuelans involved in a first session of dialogues held Thursday that violence can never bring peace to their country as it "generates always and only violence." His …read more