Reflects on Jesus' Prayer to Be 'One' During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
"Jesus prays so that we may be one. And the Church has so much need of this prayer of unity." These were the words said by Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on Jesus' prayer for unity among his followers in St. John's Gospel....read more
British Ambassador to Holy See Reflects on “The New Climate Economy. How Economic Growth and Sustainability Can Go Hand in Hand” Conference in Rome
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Church, government, business: a climate change alliance.' Published on May 21st, it is from Ambassador Baker's blog available on the British Embassy to the Holy See Website: *** This week I attended an important conference at t...
Also Speaks on Struggle to Have 'Trialogue' Among 3 Monotheistic Faiths
Cardinal Kurt Koch says the Nostra Aetate declaration was a landmark in relations between the Catholic Church and other faiths. According to an interview with Vatican Radio, the President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, which is also responsible for the Church’s dialogue with the Jewish people, ma...
Tragic Natural Disaster in Salgar Municipality Leaves 78 People Dead
Pope Francis expressed his grief and promised his prayers for the victims and their families of the landslide that struck the municipality of Salgar in Colombia, and left 78 people dead. The Holy Father sent his condolences in a letter sent to the diocese of Jericho and signed by the Vatican Secretariat of State. ...
Quote for May 21st
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
Catholic social teaching aims is to help assist reason and to contribute, here and now, to the acknowledgment and attainment of what is just
Here are the speakingnotes of Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry at a public meeting this week on Friday's marriage referendum: Although a citizen of Ireland I am not resident in the Republic and …read more
Through pastoral messages released individually and by episcopal conference, encourage voters to reflect carefully
Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to change the Constitution to declare that legal marriage in the nation can be contracted between persons of the same sex. In the lead-up to the …read more
Some 250,000 People and More Than 12 Heads of State Expected to Attend Saturday's Ceremony
TheChurch and government in El Salvador are preparing together for the beatification ceremony of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador taking place this Saturday, reported Fides. Local …read more
Denounces Role of "Experts" Who Occupy Role of Fathers and Mothers during General Audience
Pope Francis continued his series of catechesis on the family at today's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. The Holy Father made his way around the square in his Popemobile with the …read more
"When the future of the planet is at stake, there are no political frontiers, barriers or walls behind which we can hide to protect ourselves from the effects of environmental and social degradation."
Here below is the Vatican-provided text of the address thatVatican Secretary of State, CardinalPietroParolin'sgavethis morning at Rome's Pontifical University of the Holy Cross onthe theme:“ …read more
Cardinal Parolin Calls for Combating Poverty, Easing Effects of Climate Change
“When the future of the planet is at stake, there are no political frontiers, barriers or walls behind which we can hide to protect ourselves from the effects of environmental and social …read more
Celebration to Take Place in Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan in Shanghai
At the conclusion of today's General Audience, Pope Francis remembered the upcoming celebration of the "World Day of Prayer for the Church in China." The day of prayer, which was instituted …read more
Italian Bishops Conference Choose Vigil of Pentecost To Pray for Today's Martyrs
Pope Francis expressed his support for a day of Remembrance for Christians who have been martyred and persecuted around the world. The Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) launched the …read more