The task of every Christian is to build “the unity of the Church.” This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta today. The Holy Father reflected on the first reading in which St. Paul calls on the Christian community of Ephesus “to preserve the unity of the spirit...read more
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson has said that while the Vatican is “not trying to be the UN,” it can and is determined to listen and respond to those in need "on the peripheries." The cardinal from Ghana, who serves as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, made these observations to ZENIT...
As the Synod on the Family was in full swing last week, an organization defending the family and life at the UN presented retired Cardinal Renato Martino with the Maximilian Kolbe Medal for his “unwavering bravery” in defense of life. Cardinal Martino served from 1986 to 2002 as Pope St. John Paul II's represent...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, has written about the highlights of the Synod on the Family that concluded on Sunday, saying it was a "rich and moving experience". In a pastoral letter to his archdiocese this Sunday, Cardinal Nichols plays down reports of rancour in the synod hall or that the ou...
Quote for October 24th
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
- St. Gerard Majella
The campaign 'Not Dead Yet' has launched an online petition ahead of a bill which would open the door to state-sanctioned assisted suicide in the United Kingdom. The forthcoming Private …read more
-- Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Ephesians 1:17-23 Matthew 28:16-20 The mystery of Christ's Ascension into Heaven celebrates the mystery of his royal priesthood. He is the Lord who, in …read more
Muslim rebels stormed a Catholic church in the Central African Republic capital on Wednesday, killing up to 30 people including a priest, according to some reports. Fighters broke into the …read more
Here below is the message Pope Francis sent to the Director-General of the ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder, on the occasion of the opening of the proceedings of the 103rd Session of the International …read more
The Church has grown the fastest in Africa, where the number ofCatholics increased by 29 percent. Meanwhile, Europe was the only region with a decrease in growth. To view the video click …read more
During Pope Francis’ trip to the Holy Land, there was a Franciscan who translated for him from Hebrew and Arabic. The priest was Father Silvio de la Fuente, born in Buenos Aires, and a …read more