The foundation of our faith rest on that first encounter with Jesus Christ. These were the words of Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on the impact an encounter with Christ has on one’s life. He drew from today’s first reading, which recounte...read more
This morning, the Bishop of Rome presided over the ordinations of priests for the diocese of Rome in Saint Peter’s Basilica, andhas given the new priests a list of do's and don'ts. In his homily, Pope Francis gave some insight into how to administer sacraments, and how to do so following the Good Shepherd as an ...
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' homily today, the fourth Sunday of Easter and the 52nd World Day of Pray for the Vocations's Mass, at this morning's Mass in St. Peter's Basilica: *** Dear brothers, These, our sons, were called the order of presbyter. We will do well to reflect a bit on that ministry t...
"His Holiness commends the souls of the victims to the loving mercy of the Almighty and he offers encouragement to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they continue their rescue efforts and assistance to those touched by this tragedy." These were among the consoling words offered by Pope Francis in ...
Quote for April 21st
"You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions."
-Saint John Vianney
The following is a translation of the Letter that the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin sent in the name of the Holy Father, to Cardinal Angelo Scola, President of the G. Toniolo …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address to the Conference of the European Rabbis today. * * * Dear Friends, I welcome you, members of the delegation of the …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. * * * Mr. President, I am grateful to you for your visit, …read more
On Saturday, Pope Francis received in audience – in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace --, the members of the International Catholic Association at the Service of Youth (ACISJF), on …read more
Following his Regina Coeli address, Pope Francis lead thousands in praying the Hail Mary for those who died after a fishing boat carrying an estimated 700 migrants capsized off the Libyan …read more