Uncertainty Looms as Country Defaults on $1.8 Million IMF Loan
Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the people of Greece. The country missed the deadline to payback a $1.8 million loan from theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF). Although the country had presented a two-year deal to restructure its debt, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there would be no negotiati...
Addresses High Level Event on Climate Change
The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace was part of the opening segment at Monday’s United NationsHigh Level Event on Climate Change in New York, and he urged the representatives to embrace an "integral ecology." Cardinal Peter Turkson brought the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudat...
Vatican Presents Details on Papal Visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
From the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean, to the Amazon and the Rio de le Plata, going in a few hours from 4,000 meters of altitude down to sea level , and including a wide gamut of languages (Quechua, Aymara, Guarani) and ethnic groups (Indians and Mestizos) -- all in just under seven days. Francis’ trip to Ecuado...
Also Remembering Poor in Latin America Ahead of Trip to Continent
As candidates for US president are making headlines and as the Pope gears up for his trip this month to South America, his monthly prayer intentions bring both of these situations before the Lord. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for July. His universal intention is "Polit...
Quote for July 1st
"Paradox: Sanctity is more attainable than learning. But it is easier to be a scholar than to be a Saint."
-- Saint Josemaria Escriva
Francis Speaks About 30 Minutes Off the Cuff With Salesian Religious in Turin
Pope Francis has stressed that just like Don Bosco, today's Salesians face the challenge of how to take care of young people. Despite having scripted remarks, the Holy Father calledhis …read more
Says Shroud Pushes Us Toward Face of All Those Suffering, Unjustly Persecuted
Pope Francis has drawn attention to his Italian roots. Inhis Sunday Angelus address during his two-day pastoral visit to the northern Italian city of Turin, June 21-22, the Argentine Pontiff …read more
Following his meeting with workers from Turin, the Holy Father made his way to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, home to the famed Shroud of Turin. The linen burial cloth bears the image …read more
Here is ZENIT translation of Pope Francis' Angelus address, before and after reciting the Marian prayer,after the Mass he presided overin Piazza Vittorio during his two-day pastoral visit to …read more
“The spirit of the world is always looking for something new, but it is only the faithfulness of Jesus that is capable of true innovation, of making us new men.”
Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ homily during the outdoor Mass in Piazza Vittorio in Turin. * * * In the Opening Prayer, we prayed: “Give your people, Father, the gift of living …read more
Pope Francis arrived in Turin this morning, making his first stop at a meeting with workers and representatives of various industries in the city's Piazzetta Reale (Royal Square). Prior to …read more
Tells members of Catholic Biblical Federation they must experience the Word in order to proclaim it
Quoting St. Jerome, Pope Francis is affirming that ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. He said that thismorning when he received in audience the members of the Catholic Biblical …read more
Would prohibit the federal government from discriminating against individuals and organizations based upon their religious beliefs or moral convictions that marriage is the union of one man and one woman or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, and Archbishop William …read more