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 Ahascragh in Co Galway, Ireland. He was elected as an independent senator in July 2007 and was re-elected, topping the poll, ...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: spiritual direction; Scripture studies of Mary, Saint John, and Saint Paul; and answering today's moral questions. The PNAC's ...
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 am particularly pleased to meet for the first time with you, national directors of the Pontifical Mission societies fro...
"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 ZENIT this on Wednesday, at the end of a conference held at the Foreign Press Association in Italy. Graziano da Silva took ...
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
Pope Francis is emphasizing the predominance of ethics in economic and social matters and warning that "we have created new idols" with regard to money. The Holy Father said this today when …read more
"It is the height of irony that the Minnesota legislature decided, and the governor signed into law, the redefinition of marriage just after we celebrated the unique gifts of mothers and …read more
The chairman of the US bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities called for reflection, greater respect for human life and healing in the wake of the May 13 convictions of Dr. Kermit Gosnell …read more
Protests continue following the news that scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University created cloned human embryos that were then used as a source of stem cells. Cardinal Seán …read more
As the nation's attention has again been drawn to abortion through the trial and subsequent murder convictions of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, those in the pro-life movement have continued on …read more
Here is a statement from Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark regarding the same-sex "marriage" bill set to be debated next week in Parliament. * …read more
This morning, after celebrating Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae chapel, Pope Francis met with the executive committee of Caritas Internationalis, telling them that "a Church without charity …read more
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Francis gave today tofour new ambassadors to the Holy See: Bolot Iskovich Otunbaev from Kyrgyzstan; David Shoul from Antigua and Barbuda; …read more