Here is the third Advent homily given by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. He delivered the homily today. The first and second Advent homilies can be viewed here: en/articles/father-cantalamessa-s-1st-advent-homily en/articles/fr-cantalamessa-s-2nd-advent-homily * ...read more
The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue believes the Pope's actions promoting interreligious dialogue in Turkey were both simple and clear. In an interview with ZENIT earlier this month following the Pope’s visit to Turkey, Cardinal Jean-LouisTauranshed light on interreligious dialog...
Pope Francis is lamenting that characteristics such as power-hungry and egotistic at times are appropriate for describng people of the Church. According to Vatican Radio, duringhis daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta,the Pope reminded the faithful that the Church is insteada loving, tender mother "Many ti...
The annual Christmas tree lighting in St. Peter’s Square will take place tonight. The event will begin at4:30 p.m., and the tree lightingcoincideswith the unveiling and illumination of the Nativity Scene. More than an hour before, excited faithful and families gathered in the Square. One could hear the sing...
Do not seek anything other than the Lord; but rather seek the Lord himself, and he will answer you.
~ St. Augustine
The work of an ambassador is a work of small steps, of little things, but which always seeks to make peace, bringing the hearts of peoples closer, and sowing fraternity among the nations. …read more
Pope Francis says even when we do not understand the difficulties of life, we must realize that God, our loving father, has a plan and is there to save his children. According to Vatican …read more
Pope Francis says that despite open questions in ecumenical dialogue, Christians should not resign themselves to a lack of unity and should instead "concentrate on the next step possible." …read more
Most people celebrate their birthdays by receiving gifts, but Pope Francis did the opposite. To celebrate his 78th birthday on Wednesday, he gave 400 sleeping bags to Rome’s poor. Some 400 …read more
The Pope has given children five suggestions on how to be strong and active Catholics. Addressing a delegation of children of Italian Catholic Action (I.C.A.) in the Vatican this morning, the …read more
AuxiliaryBishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, decried the opening of a 2,400-bed detention center in Dilley, Texas, …read more