Reflecting on his five-day apostolic visit to South Korea that concluded Monday, Pope Francis affirmed that Christ never diminishes or cancels something 'good,' like culture, he only enriches them, and brings them to their full potential. Speaking to the thousands gathered for this morning’s weekly Audience in Pa...read more
Pope Francis has called the parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by the Islamic State (ISIS). In an email to ZENIT, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Holy Father telephoned John and Diane Foley. Although no details were given as to what was said in the conversati...
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City announced Thursday that the consecratedHost at the center of a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court has been returned. The archbishop leveled a suit against the head of the satanic group, which has scheduled a black mass in the city for Sept. 21. The ...
The Vatican announced that this morning Pope Francis met with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, who on Wednesday returned to Rome after a mission in Iraq as the Pontiff's personal envoy. Cardinal Filoni had spent more than a week in the war-torn nation with a...
Quote for August 21st
'We no sooner begin a work for the honor and glory of God, than the world at once becomes uneasy, or the devil throws obstacles in the way.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
--- Isaiah 9:1-6 Psalm 113:1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8 Luke 1:26-38 Note: The reflections contained in today's homily are taken entirely from Edward Sri's bookQueen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary's …read more
Very few people can say that they personally know Benedict XVI. But his former students are definitely part of that select group. They're hoping the Pope emeritus will join them this year, …read more
It's summer in the Eternal city, but even now this store is full of holiday cheer. It's called "Sempre Natale,” a Christmas oasis in the midst of the Roman heat. It's open year-round, and …read more
The night of August 20th, 1914, Pope Pius X passed away. From the start, his pontificate had its challenges. He was the first Pope after the fall of the Papal States and he saw the threat of …read more
Pope Francis has thanked the faithful for their prayers for his relatives who were killed and injured yesterday in a car crash in Argentina. At the close of this morning’s weekly audience, he …read more
The Pope’s special envoy to Iraq has said Christians and religious minorities in the country are facing genocide and the international community must act quickly to come to their aid. In an …read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave at this morning's General Audience in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! A few days ago, I …read more
The president of Argentina has telephoned Pope Francis to express sympathy over the death of the Pope's family members who were killed in a motor vehicle accident. This afternoon, Cristina …read more