In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to follow Christ's invitation to conversion. The Holy Father began by reflecting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah in which he calls "the princes of Sodom" and the "people of Gomorrah" to turn from their evil ways. "W...read more
“Where there is no honor for the elderly, there is no future for young people.” During his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis made this strong statement while continuing his catechesis on the family, with this and next week focusing on the elderly. Confining this week’s address to their...
Prior to meeting with the faithful in St. Peter's Square for his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis met with the Bishops-Friends of the Focolare Movement. The prelates share in the movement's charism, the principal point of which is promotion of unity. The Bishops are in Rome for the 38th Meeting, which is cu...
Many are still convinced Pope Pius XII did not help the Jews during World War II and much skepticism still surrounds his pontificate. In a film that debuted Monday in the Vatican, the protagonist, an Italian-American investigative journalist and a Jew, had this same mentality—at first. The movie, “Shades of Tru...
Quote for March 4th
"The world calls for and expects from us simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility... Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man. It risks being vain and sterile."
- Blessed Paul VI
The Bishops of the Philippines have launched what is called an Oratio Imperata for peace in Mindanao. It follows a massacre on January 25 in Mamasapano, on the island of Mindanao. An Oratio …read more
Women who have had an abortion and all those who have carried it out or encouraged it will be able to have their excommunication remitted without the need for an appeal, if they go on …read more
Indonesia is a country of superlatives: it is comprised of more than 17,000 islands, extends across more than 3,000 miles and has a population of close to 250 million. The main islands or …read more
Fears are growing for the safety of more than 100 people taken captive yesterday (Tuesday 24thFebruary) as the extremist group Islamic State seized Christian villages inHassake governorate, …read more
When reality is looked at through a glass in the form of a heptagonal Archimedean prism, one notices that what is seen depends on the angle from which one looks, on the thickness of the prism …read more
An email believed to have been sent by Pope Francis to Argentinian legislator Gustavo Vera, head of the NGO "La Alameda" called on the government to avoid a "mexicanization" of Argentina, in …read more