During his homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned against those who do not practice what they preach, saying they damage not only themselves but others. Commenting on Jesus’ parable of the man who built his house on rock, the Holy Fatherexplained that Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for knowing...read more
Pope Francis has approved the creation of a special commission for the protection of children. The suggestion was made by the eight-member Council of Cardinals currently meeting at the Vatican, and presented to the Holy Father, who subsequently approved its creation. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, a member of the cou...
The Irish government has given its strongest indication yet that it may reopen its embassy to the Holy See. Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s foreign minister, said he is in favour of reopening the embassy but as a “two ambassadors, one building model”. That would mean combining both embassies to Italy and the ...
The United States Embassy to the Holy See has been the focus of a good deal of media attention lately. Shortly after Ambassador Ken Hackett, who served for 40 years in Catholic Relief Services, presented his credentials to the Holy See, reports emerged that the embassy would controversially move from its original...
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
In a touching moment prior to his weekly general audience today, Pope Francis met with a group of young girls suffering from Rett Syndrome. The Holy Father met with the childrenin the Paul VI …read more
Pope Francis’ highly anticipated Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel, was released today by the Holy See. The first Exhortation of the Holy Father’s pontificate, …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I arrived in a parish for confirmations. The first …read more
"We will not resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians.” This was the call made by Pope Francis last week during an audience with participants of the Plenary Assembly of …read more
The following is a brief synopsis of Evangelii Gaudium, the first Apostolic Exhortation written by Pope Francis. * * * The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter …read more
Here is the link of Pope Francis' First Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, which was released today by the Holy See. …read more
The US Supreme Court agreed today to hear two of the many cases challenging the federal government's mandate that employers must provide insurance that covers abortion-inducing drugs, …read more
At the Annual Civic Mass, celebrated on the Feast of Christ the King, Nov. 24, and the closing Sunday of the Year of Faith, the Archbishop of Birmingham said that 50 years on from the Second …read more