Mary’s Immaculate Conception is a reminder that we too are called by God to live holy lives, free of sin. Pope Francis reminded the faithful of this calling during his address before the recitation of the Angelus yesterday afternoon. The Holy Father began by inviting the crowds to greet the Blessed Mother with ...read more
On Sunday, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis left the Vatican and went to Piazza di Spagna for the traditional act of veneration of the Immaculate Conception. Arriving at Piazza di Spagna around 4:15 pm, the Holy Father carried out the Act of Veneration of the Immaculate...
John the Baptist has made his appearance on the Advent scene with his booming command to “repent.” What does it mean to repent? It is central to this penitential season of Advent. When my kids are finally ready to say “sorry” for something, which can take some time as tantrums subside and rationality slowly re-em...
Pope Francis has said thatproclaiming Christ in the digital era is a special field for the work of youth. In an address to the Pontifical Council for the Laity whose members wereconcluding their plenary assembly onthe theme of “Proclaiming Christ in the Digital Era”, the Holy Father began by saying that the th...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
The Institute for the Works of Religion - colloquially known as the 'Vatican Bank' - has appointed Rolando Marranci as its general director. Marranci begins work in his new post at the IOR …read more
Islamist rebels have broken into St. Thecla Orthodox Convent in Maaloula near Damascus and held Mother Superior Pelagia Sayyaf and a number of nuns hostage, according to local sources. The …read more
Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for the promotion of Christian Unity, led the traditional delegation from the Holy See to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul to …read more
World Youth Day 2016, to be held in Krakow, Poland, may be the site of a historical meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill I. That, at least, is the hope of …read more
The Holy Father took the time on Saturday to meet with a group of Polish children suffering from cancer. Meeting with the children at the Consistory Hall of the Vatican, Pope Francis …read more
On the First Sunday of Advent, the Holy Father Francis went on a pastoral visit to the parish of Saint Cyril of Alexandria at Tor Sapienza, in the sector of the diocese of Rome. Upon his …read more
Pope Francis began the season of Advent by celebrating Mass at the parish of St. Cyril of Alexandria in Rome. Prior to the celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday, the Holy Father met with the …read more
In preparing for the Christmas season, Pope Francis has called on the faithful to open their hearts and let the Lord encounter them. During his homily today at Casa Santa Marta this morning, …read more