The Vatican released Pope Francis' Lenten message for this year, a message that highlights the temptation of indifference to those who suffer. The message was presented at a press conference this morning at the Holy See Press Office. Among those present were Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, Secretary of the Pontifical ...read more
Here is the text of Pope Francis' Lenten Message for2015, which reflects on the theme: "Make your hearts firm" (James 5:8). * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a "time of grace" (2Cor6:2). God does not ask o...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q:I understand that technically anyone, even a woman, can be appointed a cardinal because a cardinal does not have to be a bishop or priest. Kindly enlighten. Secondly, the Holy...
Obedience to the will of God is the path of holiness. This was the main theme of Pope Francis' homily during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. Today's first reading from the Letter to the Hebrews explained that the sacrifices of old were not enough "for it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats...
Quote for January 28th
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis stressed the importance of mothers and grandmothers in transmitting the faith to future generations. The first reading of today's …read more
A shared commitment to proclaiming the Gospel enables all Christians "to overcome proselytism and competition in all their forms." These were the words of Pope Francis to religious leaders …read more
Pope Francis stressed the need for lasting and continuous commitment to Muslim-Christian dialogue "in order to ensure we do not find ourselves unprepared in various situations and in …read more
The Instruction "Dignitas Connubii" can help ministers of the court to streamline annulment proceedings that are "often perceived by married couples as long and tiresome". These were the …read more
Jordan's King Abdullah II praised Pope Francis' words on the need to reconcile freedom of expression and respect for religions and religious symbols. The monarch expressed his support for the …read more