“On Sea Sunday, as the Catholic Church, we would like to express our appreciation to the seafarers in general for their fundamental contribution to the international trade.”
Here is the message published by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Itinerant People for “Sea Sunday”, which will be celebrated on July 12, 2015. * * * To transport goods and products around the world, the global economy deeply rely on the maritime industry supported by a workf...
Vatican Presents Details on Papal Visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
From the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean, to the Amazon and the Rio de le Plata, going in a few hours from 4,000 meters of altitude down to sea level , and including a wide gamut of languages (Quechua, Aymara, Guarani) and ethnic groups (Indians and Mestizos) -- all in just under seven days. Francis’ trip to Ecuado...
And No Morning Homilies From Casa Santa Marta During July and August
Vatican Radio reports: The General Audiences held on Wednesdays will be suspended for the whole month of July. They will resume in August in the Paul VI Hall. There will, however, be an Audience on the afternoon of July 3rd with the Movement of Renewal in the Spirit, in St. Peter's Square. The Pope will conti...
Pope Francis Tells International Council Theological Reflection Has Made Progress, Can Develop Even More
Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council Declaration Nostra Aetate, Christians and Jews are "strangers no longer," but now friends, and brothers and sisters, says Pope Francis. The Pope affirmed this today when he received in audience participants in an international congress promoted by the International Co...
Quote for July 1st
"Paradox: Sanctity is more attainable than learning. But it is easier to be a scholar than to be a Saint."
-- Saint Josemaria Escriva
Issues Motu Proprio Placing All Vatican Communications Offices Under Unified Management
Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter published on Saturday, called a motu proprio (Latin for “on one’s own initiative”), that establishes a new Secretariat for Communications. The Motu …read more
Below is the Vatican Radio-provided full English translation of Pope Francis' prepared remarks for the Mass for the Feast ofSts. Peter and Paul on Sunday morning in St. Peter's Basilica: **** …read more
Francis Says Believers Are to 'Touch' Christ Confident of His Saving Grace
If you are in need of healing, reach out to Christ for His saving grace. Pope Francis explored this theme today during his Angelus address to the faithful in St. Peter's Square at noon. The …read more
Below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis' address today to the faithful in St. Peter's Squarebefore and after the recitation of the Angelus: *** Before the Angelus: Dear brothers and …read more
There will be no ZENIT news service Monday, June 29, the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul and a Vatican holiday. ZENIT will return Tuesday, June 30.read more
When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea. One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. …read more
"Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable."
Here is the statement released by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louiseville, Kentucky, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on the US Supreme Courts decision to …read more
The United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex “marriage” across the country today. Five of the Supreme Court justices ruled in favor, while four dissented. While the decision will …read more