A priest who stepped aside from ministry in 2010 after being accused of indecent assault of a 14-year-old girl is set to return to his priestly ministry this Saturday, after being completely exonerated in both civil and Church trials. Father Eugene Boland, parish priest of Cappagh (Killyclogher), Diocese of Derry...read more
A man who knows how to listen and to make himself heard but, above all, a man who has the unity of the Church at heart. This is one of the most recurrent impressions of Pope Francis among the “bishop friends of the Focolare,” who gathered in Rome recently. After two days (February 25-26) of internal meetings and ...
The Spanish city of Avila is preparing to celebrate the fifth centenary of the birth of the first woman doctor of the Church, Saint Teresa of Jesus, or Teresa of Avila. The commission organizing the commemoration, the Foundation promoted by the Order of Discalced Carmelites and the Diocese of Avila are preparing ac...
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Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
Pope Francis met with Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Saturday at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. According to the Holy See, Prime Minister Ponta conveyed greetings to the Pope on …read more
Pope Francis called for peace in the Ukraine as tensions have reached an all time high in the conflict. The Holy Father made his appeal after the recitation of the Angelus on Sunday in St. …read more
Pope Francis reflected on what he described as “one of the most comforting truths: divine providence.” The Holy Father addressed thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his …read more
During morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis called on the faithful to pray for vocations free from the idolatries of this world. The Holy Father based his homily on today’s Gospel …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address before and after the recitation of the Angelus today to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, …read more
The recent approval of euthanasia for children in Belgium confirmed there is indeed a slippery slope. Euthanasia lobbyists argue that euthanasia is only for very limited cases, but experience …read more
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on women's rights as well as vocations. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for March. His general intention …read more
On the first anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, those who were inspired by his papacy reflect on the one who, in his own words, would now “simply be a pilgrim” in the “last part …read more