Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Regina Caeli at the conclusion of the Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, This feast of faith, which began yesterday with the vigil and culminated this morning with the Eucharist, is about to...read more
Focolare President Maria Voce greeted Pope Francis on Saturday, in an event with various leaders of the ecclesial movements and lay associations gathered around the Pope for Pentecost celebrations. Voce assured him of the commitment of the Focolare "to give this testimony of a courageous and joyful Christianity."...
Here is the address given Sunday by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the US bishops' conference, at the University of Notre Dame commencement. * * * Thank you, Notre Dame, for the joy of your company, the gracious invitation, the warm welcome, and the high honor of this degree. ...
The president of the Vatican's council for interreligious dialogue says that politics can be a path to holiness, but that one has to enter public service without seeking anything in return. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran made that reflection in his prologue to the new French edition of a book about Robert Schuman, co...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' homily at Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost which was celebrated this morning at St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we …read more
Here is an interview of Ronan Mullen by Elisabetta Pittino, regarding the One of Us campaign, and the current legal battle over abortion in Ireland. * * * Senator Ronan Mullen is from …read more
In the Spring of 2014, the Pontifical North American College (PNAC) will continue its newly restructured ongoing formation program for priests, this time focusing on the following themes: …read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' address to the directors of the Pontifical Missionary Societies who are in Rome for their annual General Assembly. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, I …read more
"On a scale of 1 to 10, the Pope’s interest in eradicating hunger is at 11," the director general of the FAO says. José Graziano da Silva of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization told …read more
Given below is the calendar of the Holy Father Francis' liturgical celebrations and activities scheduled for the months of May, June, and July. MAY 23 May, Thursday: 6:00pm, Profession of …read more
The Church is the place where "the Spirit blooms" (St Hippolytus of Rome, Traditio apostolica, 35) and the Chosen People, non-restricted by borders, come from all the peoples: “For in one …read more
The pressure is on in a number of countries for the legalization of euthanasia. In England, Lord Falconer is making yet another attempt to get Parliament to change the law. On Wednesday, …read more