Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address to the European Parliament today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends, I thank you for inviting me to address this in...read more
Speaking on Pope Francis' visit to Turkey this weekend, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says security risks cannot prevent the Jesuit Pontiff from doing his mission and reaching out to the "periphery." In an interview with ZENIT in the Vatican after the leader of the Italian bishops, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, re...
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address to the Council of Europe today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr Secretary General, Madame President Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to address this solemn session which brings together a significant representation of the Parliament...
Here is a statement from ArchbishopRobert Carlson of St. Louis, released Monday in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson is a white police officer who on Aug. 9 shot and killed an 18-year-old black man, Michael Brown. The details surrounding the death wer...
Quote for November 25th
'We can obtain no reward without merit, and no merit without patience.'
- St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
Here is the address given Monday byCardinal GerhardMüller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the colloquim underway in the Vatican on the complementarity of man …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Earlier this year I visited a religious community in …read more
From his meeting with the European Parliament and the Council of Europe at Strasbourg, to his visit to Turkey, the end of November is looking quite busy for Pope Francis. The tireless Pontiff …read more
Pope Francis says he will visit Philadelphia in September 2015, marking his first apostolic visit to the United States. The news came this morning when the Holy Father made the announcement …read more
Pope Francis is warning doctors to resist any possible temptation to see life-destroying acts as being, on some level, a service to others. The Pope delivered this forceful message to the …read more
Family is an anthropological fact, says Pope Francis, not something that can be qualified by "ideological" or "conservative or progressive notions." The Pope said this today as he opened a …read more