Francis to Meet With Eucharistic Youth Movement With 1M International Members
Pope Francis will have a dialogue with young people from around the world later this week. This morning in a press conference in the Vatican, Jesuit Father Frederic Fornosbriefed journalists on the international conference of theEucharistic Youth Movement(EYM), Aug. 4-10, to take place inRome, on the occasio...
"The most recent revelations about Planned Parenthood’s willingness to traffic in fetal tissue from abortions, and to alter abortion methods not for any reason related to women’s health but to obtain more 'intact' organs, is the latest demonstration of a callousness toward women and their unborn children that is shocking to many Americans"
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, in a letter todayto the U.S. Senate, called for an end to federal funding of Planned Parenthood. Cardinal O’Malley, who chairs the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, urged support for S. 1881, which would withhold federal fu...
Supreme Knight Warns 'Region's Christians Are Facing Extinction'
The Knights of Columbus are toexpand aid to Middle Eastern Christianswith a national campaign to raise funds and "foster awareness of the terrible suffering," reported the Catholic organization in a press release. The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization with nearly 1.9 mi...
Gesture Aims to Reaffirm Friendship Between Jews and Christians
The Church of the Multiplication inTaghba, damaged by a fundamentalist Zionist group last June 18, will be repaired with the contribution of Jewish rabbis. The church, built on the site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and managed today by Benedictine monks, was set on fire with the...
Quote for August 3rd
“From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us!”
-St. Teresa of Avila
Louis Raphael I Sako Recognized for Commitment to Dialogue, Unity in Iraq
His Beatitude Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Baghdad, Iraq, will receive the international “La Traglia – Ethnic Groups and Communities” award from the Italian …read more
Christmas is yet some time away, but in France, in the southern city of Montpellier, the thought of many in the last hours was turned to the Nativity Creche. One of the most important symbols …read more
IBM Develops Application to Help Pilgrims Navigate Philadelphia
As final preparations are underway for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, a new mobile app has been launched to help pilgrims and residents navigate around the city. The “Go …read more
When Pope John Paul II chose Denver for World Youth Day 1993, skeptics were aghast. Colorado was an empty square in the middle of nowhere. A second-tier city with a Ku Klux Klan legacy, …read more
Mayor De Blasio Tells ZENIT of US Papal Trip, Hopes for a 'Cleansing' of Congress
The mayor of New York says nothing could be more encouraging or inspirational than having Pope Francis, "the strongest moral voice in the world today,"calling the world's leading political …read more
"Man can’t be separated from the rest; there is a relation of mutual influence..."
Yesterday, at the Synod’s Hall in the Vatican, Pope Francis addressed the Meeting on “Modern slavery and climate change: the commitment of cities” organized by the Pontifical Academy of …read more
The judges of Pakistan’s Supreme Court have suspended the death sentence of a Pakistani Christian mother accused of blasphemy. According to Fides News Agency, the judges in Lahore declared …read more
"My delegation would like to reiterate that the ideal is still for the elderly to remain within the family, with the guarantee of effective social assistance for the greater needs which age or illness entail"
Here is the intervention of the Holy See to the UN's6thSession of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing;General Discussion, Agenda Item (4):“Existinginternational framework on the human …read more