Urges 10,000 to Be Missionaries, Not Be Closed In
Pope Francis is urgingaltar servers to go out to be missionaries to the world. Speaking to about 10,000 altar servers from three different continents tonight in St. Peter's Square, the Pope said, "Precisely because we are filled with the joy of being friends with Jesus Christ, faith draws us towards others, mak...
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein Speaks on Crowdfunding Campaign to Rebuild the Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha
"The false gods will be eliminated." This verse is taken from the Aleinu, the Jewish closing prayer of the morning, afternoon and evening services. It is a beautiful hymn of praise, one that signifies the Jewish people's faith in the one true God. On June 18th, 2015, arsonists twisted that prayer to justify a...
"If we do not resist him, Jesus will touch our lips with the flame of his merciful love, as he did to the prophet Isaiah"
Below is the Vatican-provided translation ofPope Francis' addressto thousands of altar servers from various countriesin St. Peter's Square tonight: *** Dear Altar Servers, Good evening. I thank you all for coming in such great numbers; you have withstood the heat of the sun in Rome in August. I t...
Questions on the Obligations of Celebrating the Divine Office
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: During Holy Week and Christmas, priests who celebrate the vigil Masses are exempt from celebrating the Evening Prayer I of the feast. My question is: I celebrate evening Mass...
Quote for August 4th
"There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth."
- Leo Tolstoy
Here is the homily given by Cardinal Donald Wuerl at Friday's funeral Mass for Cardinal William Baum, former archbishop of Washington, and the longest serving cardinal of the United States. …read more
Vaccines' Safety Called Into Question After Requests for Scientific Testing Were Denied
The Bishops of Kenya have called for a general boycott of an upcoming vaccination campaign, saying that it should not go forward unless there is further scientific testing. The vaccination …read more
Taking Place in Avila from August 1-3, Conference Reflects on Teresian Perspectives in the New Evangelization
Pope Francis sent his blessing to the participants in the Inter-University Congress on “Saint Teresa of Jesus, Teacher of Life.” The website of the Congress, which was held from August 1-3, …read more
The papal altar where Pope Francis celebrated his first Mass in Ecuador will serve aparish church. According to Fides, the infrastructure used for the Eucharistic Celebration presided over by …read more
Invites Us to Remember That the One Who Awaits Us There Is the Immensely Merciful Father
Pope Francis today in the Angelus address referred to an annual feast celebrated each Aug. 2 in Assisi, the Feast of Pardon, and exhorted the faithful to approach the Sacrament of …read more
In Angelus Address, Says We Need to Go Beyond the Gifts to See the Giver
Drawing from today’s Gospel from the Bread of Life discourse found in St. John’s Gospel, Pope Francis is encouraging the faithful to keep their sights on heaven and go beyond the …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good …read more
How to deal with the problem of human trafficking is receiving ample attention both from the Church and civil leaders in recent times. Last week the Pontifical Academies of Science and Social …read more