Reflecting on his five-day apostolic visit to South Korea that concluded Monday, Pope Francis affirmed that Christ never diminishes or cancels something 'good,' like culture, he only enriches them, and brings them to their full potential. Speaking to the thousands gathered for this morning’s weekly Audience in Pa...read more
Pope Francis has called the parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by the Islamic State (ISIS). In an email to ZENIT, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Holy Father telephoned John and Diane Foley. Although no details were given as to what was said in the conversati...
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City announced Thursday that the consecratedHost at the center of a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court has been returned. The archbishop leveled a suit against the head of the satanic group, which has scheduled a black mass in the city for Sept. 21. The ...
Caritas Internationalis president Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has sent an open letter to Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Babylon and Msgr. Shlemon Warduni, President of Caritas Iraq on the crisis in their country. Here below is the full text of the letter, sent by email to the two Church leaders: *** V...
Quote for August 22nd
"At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity."
- St. John of the Cross
Pope Francis began his fourth day in South Korea at 7 in the morning by presiding over a baptism. Lee Ho Jin, the father of one of the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster, had asked the Pope …read more
GospelMT 15:21-28 At that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My …read more
Addressing a group of bishops from almost three dozen Asian countries today, Pope Francis encouraged them to be firm in their identity as Christians when dialoguing with those around them, …read more
Here is a Vatican translation of the text of the address Pope Francis gave today during his meeting with Asian bishops at theHaemi Martyrs’ Shrine. * * * Dear Brother Bishops, I offer you a …read more
Here is the text of the greeting given today by CardinalOswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay & president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, when Pope Francis met with the …read more
Pope Francis’ personal envoy in Iraq, Cardinal Ferdinando Filoni told Vatican Radio the displaced people he’s met during his current tour of northern Iraq are calling for immediate assistance …read more
--- Roman Rite - XX Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A – August 17, 2014 Is 56, 1.6-7; Ps 67; Rm 11, 13-15.29-32; Mt 15, 21-28 Ambrosian Rite - X Sunday after Pentecost 1 Kings 8.15 to 30; Ps …read more
How to reconcile ethical principles with the exigencies of running a business has long been a cause for debate. A new book looks at this from the perspective of the social teaching of the …read more