This Sunday’s papal trip to Albania will focus on the importance of dialogue with Islam, as the Muslim-majority nation with a notable Christian presence provides a fitting context for the theme. Albania is about 57% Muslim, but Catholics make up around 10% of the population, and Orthodox another near 7%. Pope F...read more
The sixth meeting of the Council of Cardinals desired by Pope Francis to assist him in the governance of the Universal Church to study the plans for reforming the Apostolic Constitution “Pastor Bonus” on the Roman Curia has begun today at the Saint Martha residence in the Vatican. The meeting will continue until ...
Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has warned that the world is facing the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Opening a High Level Caritas meeting 15-17 September in Rome for the crises in the Middle East, he made an impassioned call for peace. “Further vio...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster, hasexplained some of the priorities of the Extraordinary Synod on the family to beheld at the Vatican next month. Addressing the Marriage Care Annual Conferencein Daventry, England, on 13 September, hesaid:"There is perhaps a common assumption that the...
Quote for September 15th
'As patience leads to peace, and study to science, so are humiliations the path that leads to humility.'
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Depression is a much misunderstood illness, and one Catholic psychiatrist warns that people of religious faith might have their own particular misunderstandings about it. Dr. Aaron Kheriaty …read more
Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolenceto the family of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State (ISIS). The letter, signed on the Pope's behalf by …read more
Vatican Radio reported Monday that Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the head of the Holy Father’s Alms-giving office ("Elemosineria"), has confirmed that from 1st January 2015, papal blessings …read more
On Sept. 6, the Holy Father received in audience, in the Clementine Hall, the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Cameroon, on the occasion of their visit “ad Limina Apostolorum.” Here is …read more
Here below is a translation of a letter that the Holy Father sent to Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo Garcia Ibanez of Santiago de Cuba, President of the Episcopal Conference of Catholic Bishops …read more
The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, applauded the decision on …read more
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia on Sunday unveiled the official prayer and iconic image for the World Meeting of Families, which will be held next September in Philadelphia. …read more
Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego passed away peacefully on Saturday at Nazareth House in San Diego. The diocese reported that at his bedside were his cousin Dr. Tom Martinez, Msgr. Steven …read more