Last November, the Holy See announced that they would be opening three showers under the colonnades of St. Peter's Basilica for the homeless. Now they will also open a barber shop and offer haircuts and shaves free of charge for homeless people. According to the Italian news agency, ANSA, haircuts and shaves will...read more
Pope Francis called for a "negotiated solution" to assist those suffering from persecution and violence in Syria and Iraq. The Holy Father made his appeal during an audience with the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Easter Orthodox Churches today at the Vat...
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to never forget the memory of their first love, Christ, in order to not become lukewarm Christians. The first reading of today continued from the Letter to the Hebrews, in which he invites Christians to "remember the days past whe...
The Church’s patrimony regarding families is enormous, says Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, and that is why the Church is a type of Noah’s ark to save families in a troubled world. The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family made this reflection in an interview with ZENIT last week. He also offered advice ...
Quote for January 30th
“Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think.”
― Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
In his homily as Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis said that the Sacrament of Confession is not like going to the dry cleaners to remove a stain, but an encounter with God who never …read more
Divine Mercy Picture is one of the most famous pictures of Jesus in the world. This picture was revealed to Sister Faustina Kowalska, at the time when her confessor and spiritual director was …read more
Catholic bishops in Sri Lanka assessed the most recent visit of Pope Francis to their country with both gratitude and great confidence, as they continue welcoming the change in government. “ …read more
The following is the Vatican-provided text of the Holy Father's message for the 49th World Communications Day. * * * Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of …read more
University students in Homs were the target of a terror attack that left 15 people dead and at least 50 injured, according to a priest based in the city when the blast took place. The car …read more
Roman Rite - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B - January 25, 2015 Jon 3,1-5.10; Ps 25; 1 Cor 7.29 to 31; 1.14 to 20 Mk. Ambrosian Rite - Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Is …read more
The following is a translation of the Holy Father’s address to the judges, lawyers and officials of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota on the occasion of the solemn opening of the Judicial Year. …read more
The following is the third and final part of the Holy Father's press conference with journalists on his return flight from Manila on Monday.The translation was provided byCatholic News …read more