Here is the third Advent homily given by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. He delivered the homily today. The first and second Advent homilies can be viewed here: en/articles/father-cantalamessa-s-1st-advent-homily en/articles/fr-cantalamessa-s-2nd-advent-homily * ...read more
Here is today's Gospel reading: The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at wha...
The long-running debate over public vs. private schools, with the additional variants of charter schools and faith-based schools, is the topic of a recent book that took a detailed look at the outcomes from each type of school. “School Choice: A Balanced Approach,” (Praeger) was written by William H. Jeynes, a pr...
Early Sunday morning, Australian time, a delegation of Australian Bishops from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference as well as the Conference of Bishops and Representatives of the Middle Eastern Apostolic Churches in Australia and New Zealand returned from a visit to the Middle East where they spent time with...
Do not seek anything other than the Lord; but rather seek the Lord himself, and he will answer you.
~ St. Augustine
To honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, on her feast today, Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass tonight in St. Peter's Basilica featuring hymns from the "Misa Criolla" …read more
As the dramatic situation in the Middle East drags on, Pope Francis is encouraging Syriac Catholic bishops as they try to meet their struggling communities’ humanitarian needs. The Holy …read more
The Vatican confirmed on Thursday that active discussions regarding curial reform are taking place, but that “nothing formal has been decided.” Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican …read more
On today's feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe,Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia released a statement on immigration. The statement was released through The Catholic Philly. Here is the …read more
Continuing with the theme of peace, the preacher of the pontifical household gave his second Advent homily today on "peace as a duty." Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa reflected on our …read more
On Thursday,Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland, launched a new program that is part of the response of the Church in Ireland to the problem of abuse of minors by clergy. The …read more
For Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk of Kharkiv-Zaporizha, the situation in Eastern Ukraine is dramatic. “The situation in the war zones is catastrophic. There is hunger. More than 80 people …read more
1) The joy for the coming Christmas. The Birth of Jesus has a special fascination for everyone and in the entire world. I’ve seen "Noel, Christmas, Navidad, Natale” written also in countries …read more