Last November, the Holy See announced that they would be opening three showers under the colonnades of St. Peter's Basilica for the homeless. Now they will also open a barber shop and offer haircuts and shaves free of charge for homeless people. According to the Italian news agency, ANSA, haircuts and shaves will...read more
Pope Francis called for a "negotiated solution" to assist those suffering from persecution and violence in Syria and Iraq. The Holy Father made his appeal during an audience with the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Easter Orthodox Churches today at the Vat...
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to never forget the memory of their first love, Christ, in order to not become lukewarm Christians. The first reading of today continued from the Letter to the Hebrews, in which he invites Christians to "remember the days past whe...
The Church’s patrimony regarding families is enormous, says Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, and that is why the Church is a type of Noah’s ark to save families in a troubled world. The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family made this reflection in an interview with ZENIT last week. He also offered advice ...
Quote for January 30th
“Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think.”
― Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Is 22.19-23; Ps 138; Rm 11,33-36; Mt 16.13 to 20 Ambrosian Rite - Sunday before the martyrdom of St. John the Precursor 1Mac 1, 10.41-42; 2.29 to 38; Ps 118; Eph 6: 10-18; Mk 12, 13-17. 1) …read more
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Pope Francis has called the parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by the Islamic State (ISIS). In an email to ZENIT, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi confirmed …read more
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City announced Thursday that the consecratedHost at the center of a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court has been returned. The …read more
Scientific research shows that a person who seeks to be close to God finds fullness in living and can attain greater stability, says a psychological expert and priest. In an interview with …read more
Caritas Internationalis president Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has sent an open letter to Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Babylon and Msgr. Shlemon Warduni, President of Caritas Iraq on …read more
The constraint of time, in a society obsessed by a sort of perennial state of agitation, extreme digitalization and apparently condemned to a fruitless distraction, seems – as Pope Francis …read more
Indonesia’s PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyonohas said the actions of Islamic State (ISIS) militants are “embarrassing” to the Muslim religion and that their slaughters are “shocking” and “out …read more