Catholics need to be more courageous in showing that religion and science co-exist says the papal astronomer who has just been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards in science. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, who was honored last week with the Carl Sagan Medal for “outstanding communication by an act...read more
By Oliver Maksan There is no doubt in the mind of 23-year-old Haram. With his second child on the way, he is prepared to rush his family out of town at a moment’s notice: “My tank is always full,” he says. “If the situation escalates I’ll grab my wife and child and flee,” he adds with determination. Haram’s older...
-- Sirach 44:1,10-15 Psalm 132:11,13-14,17-18 Matthew 13:16-17 Today we celebrate the memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They were chosen by God to conceive and raise the mother of his only-begotten Son. As grandparents of our Savior and the parents of the Mother of ...
On behalf of the bishops conference of England and Wales, Bishop Declan Lang has issued the following press release. *** As Chair of the International Department of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, I condemn in the strongest possible terms, the ISIS insurgents ultimatum to the Christian population...
Quote for July 25th
"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 Jean Marie Vianney
Before reciting the Angelus prayer at noon today, Pope Francis explained the meaning of today's Gospel reading and the parable of the wheat and the tares. The parable, he said, is a teaching …read more
Pope Francis has called on all the faithful to remember in prayer Christians fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, and to continue praying for others caught up in conflicts around the world, …read more
At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English …read more
Wisdom 12:13, 6-19 Psalm 86:5-6,9-10,15-16 Romans 8:26-27 Matthew 13:24-43 Jesus reveals the mystery of the Kingdom of God to us using three parables: the parable of the wheat and weeds, the …read more
GospelMT 13:24-43 Jesus proposed another parable to the crowds, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy …read more
The Pope has made a heartfelt appeal for peace on hearing of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down above Ukraine, claiming some 300 lives, including a much-loved Australian nun and teacher …read more
In response to the worsening conflict in Gaza that is claiming numerouslives, Pope Francis has personallytelephoned the presidents of Israel and Palestine, urging them to work to bring an end …read more
The European Parliament has passed a resolution condemning the Sudanese government for its treatment of Meriam Ibrahim and calling on the authorities to protect the religious identity of …read more