During Pope Francis' Saturday visit to Caserta, he met with diocesan priests in the Palatine Chapel of the Palace of Caserta around 4 p.m. Below is a translation of the text of the Holy Father’s dialogue with the priests. * * * Monsignor D’Alise, Bishop of Caserta: Your Holiness, I haven’t prepared anything i...read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Many of us are perplexed by the Third Roman Missal translation for the collect of the 27th Week of Ordinary Time, particularly the meaning of the phrase, "pour out your mercy ...
During his trip Monday to Caserta in southern Italy, Pope Francis asked for forgiveness from Pentecostals, apologizing for Catholics who persecuted them in the past. Speaking to the Pentecostal Church of the Reconciliation during the second leg of his visit to Caserta, the Pope begged pardon for the lack of under...
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines in the middle of January. In an unannounced briefing in the Vatican Press Office this afternoon, the director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, announced the Pope will be making the Apostolic visit from Jan....
Quote for July 29th
"Nothing unites the soul to God more closely, or breeds contempt of the world sooner, than being harassed and distressed."
- St. Philip Neri
The seven-member board of medical experts that advises the Congregation for Saints' Causes unanimously recognized as miraculous the healing of a stillborn baby, attributed to the intercession …read more
This week, the Spanish magazine 'Palabra' carried an exclusive and extensive interview with Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, prefect of the Papal Household and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s …read more
The de facto primate of Sri Lanka has warned that “international meddlings” are a threat to the sovereignty of the country. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, has said that the …read more
“A great emotion, an extraordinary privilege.” These were the words Ferruccio de Bortoli, editor in chief of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, used to describe his recent interview …read more
Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has defended Pope Francis' comments, made in an interview yesterday with an Italian newspaper, on the Church’s commitment to combat child abuse. Some …read more
Pope Francis today expressed his solidarity with the priests of Rome during a meeting with them in the Paul VI Hall. The Holy Father began his discourse by giving his full support to the …read more
Lent is a call to “shake ourselves up”, an invitation to conversion, and a reminder that it is possible to begin anew, Pope Francis said in his first Ash Wednesday homily yesterday. …read more
“Without the cross, there is no Christian,” Pope Francis said during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. The Holy Father dedicated his homily to Luke’s Gospel which recalls Jesus’ …read more