Says to promote justice and peace, society also has to value life at every stage
Pope Francis is echoing his predecessors’ affirmation that life ethics and social ethics are intrinsically linked, such that a society cannot claim to promote justice and peace while at the same time devaluing life in its weakest stages. The Pope said this in a message Friday to the Second International Conferen...
Children will receive Confirmation and First Eucharist in 3rd grade
In a move anticipated since his arrival to the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila announced on the solemnity of Pentecostthe beginning of the process to restore the sacraments of initiation to their original order so that the sacraments will be conferred as follows: baptism, confi...
Ask government to take Catholics into account in crafting legislation, so that lives and consciences are protected
The leader of Canada's bishops is asking the government to take Catholics into account in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in February on assisted suicide. In a letter tothe Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, ArchbishopPaul-André Durocher warns that new legislation on assisted suicide ...
Society stands in great need of the 'feminine genius'
Here is the message sent by Pope Francis to the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, regarding theSecond International Conference on Women, which concluded Sunday in Rome. The event was organised by the council, in cooperation with the World Union of Women’s Catholic Organisations and the ...
Quote for May 25th
"By contrast, whoever out of love for God gives oneself to the service of others will live, like the grain of wheat that dies, but only apparently… Only in undoing itself does it produce the harvest."
- Blessed Oscar Romero
Meets with African Prelates in Rome During Ad Limina Visit
"I would like you to convey to the whole people of Central Africa the assurance of my closeness. I know the suffering they experienced and that they still live through and the countless …read more
Fr. Rif'at Bader Says Soon To Be Canonized Saints 'Represent a Model of Perfection for Christians, Jews, Muslims Alike'
“This grand eventis a message of solidarity and encouragement to the Christians of the Holy Land, especially for those in all other Middle East countries, to those who have been forcibly …read more
Pope Francis met today with President Klaus Werner Iohannis of Romania, in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. According to a communique by the Holy See Press Office, the meeting took place …read more
Annual event is activity sponsored by Court of the Gentiles initiative
The 3rd annual "Children’s Train: A Journey Through Beauty” is set to take place at the end of the month and this year, according toVatican Radio, theChildren's Train will be filled with the …read more
Irene Villa, born in Spain, is a journalist, psychologist and Paralympian. When she was 12, she lost both legs and three fingers of one hand during an attack by the Basque terrorist group …read more
"It is when evil and death seems to triumph that the hope of a renewal founded on Christ emerges"
Pope Francis received in audience the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Central African Republic, on the occasion of their "ad Limina Apostolorum" visit. The following is a …read more
The following is a text of a homily given by Msgr. Henryk Jagodziński at the Pontifical Polish Institute in Rome. --- --- --- Even today persecution against those who believe in Christ …read more
Roman Rite Acts 1.1 to 11; Ps 47; Eph 4, 1-13; Mk 16, 15-20 Ambrosian Rite Acts 1: 15-26; Ps 138; 1 Tim 3: 14-16; John 17: 11-19 Sunday after the Ascension - Seventh Sunday after Easter 1) …read more