“He ushered in a new springtime of evangelization in those immense territories, extending from Florida to California, which, in the previous 200 years, had been reached by missionaries from Spain. This was long before the pilgrims of the Mayflower reached the North Atlantic coast.”
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ homilySaturday afternoon during Mass at Rome'sPontifical North American College on the Day of Reflection on "Blessed Junipero Serra: Apostle of California, Witness of Sanctity:” ** “I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring ...read more
Before 'Apostle of California's' Long Awaited Canonization in US, Pope Marks 1st Visit to Rome’s Pontifical North American College
Prior to embarking on his first Apostolic Visit to the US in September, Pope Francis noted that the canonization of BlessedJunipero Serra, like those of other American saints, speak to the deep spiritual roots and holiness of America. During his homily at Mass, at his first ever visit to Rome's Pontifical North...
Ahead of Blessed's Canonization Taking Place in His Diocese in September, Washington DC's Cardinal Speaks on Setting Record Straight
Ahead of Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to the United States in September, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington DC, says that "to hear the true story ofJuniperoSerra is a blessing." Cardinal Wuerlspoke to ZENIT on theimpact of theevangelist to the Americas, Blessed Junipero Serra,this Saturday at...
Calls on Faithful to "Remain in Christ" to Avoid Becoming Hypocrites
On Sunday, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the Roman parish of Santa Maria Regina Pacis (Holy Mary Queen of Peace) in the southern area of Ostia Lido. Prior to his arrival to the parish, the Holy Father made an unscheduled stop at a trailer where the Little Sisters of Jesus of Charles de Foucauld have made...
Quote for May 4th
"The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist."
- Saint Gregory the Great
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The foundation of our faith rest on that first encounter with Jesus Christ. These were the words of Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy …read more
Prosecutors in Italy say that the arrest of terrorist cell in Sardinia uncovered a plot in 2010 against the Vatican by Al-Qaeda operatives. Earlier today, 20 warrants were issued and nine …read more
The third annual March for Marriage will be held Saturday in Washington, D.C., just three days before the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on same-sex "marriage." Papal nuncio to the …read more
The way to evangelize the people and reach our deepest happiness begins with prayer.Pope Francis made this observation while addressing the bishops of Namibia and Lesotho this morning in the …read more
On Friday 24 April at 1:00 pmthe bells of numerous churches around Sydney will be rung to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The bells of St Mary's Cathedral will …read more
Here is the April 23 intervention from Archbishop Bernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on “The role of youth in …read more