The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, meeting on August 25, 2014, in Quebec City, issues the following appeal: In the name of the Father of life, and of the Crucified Christ, and of the Spirit of love, we make this appeal for mercy, compassion and justice. We hear resounding ...read more
The Vatican has released the program for Pope Francis’ visit to the military shrine of Redipuglia in north east Italy where, on the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, he will pray for those who have died in all wars. On Saturday 13th September, the Pope is due to arrive at 9:15 a.m. at the Austro-Hungarian...
Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, until now prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, as the new archbishop of Valencia, Spain. The Holy Father has also appointed Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra, hitherto archbishop of Valencia, as the new arc...
Dr. Paul Bhatti, whose brother, Shabhaz, was assassinated by Islamic extremists, says Pope Francis is a father figure for persecuted Christians. The Holy Father met and spoke briefly with Dr. Bhatti, former Pakistani Minister for National Harmony and Minorities, and his mother - both Catholics - at the conclusion...
Quote for August 28th
'As sailors are guided by star to the port, so are Christians guided to Heaven by Mary.'
- St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
The Holy Father sent a message this morning to the new Syrian-Orthodox Patriarch, Ingnatius Aphrem II, congratulating him on his election as the supreme head of the universal Syrian-Orthodox …read more
The Vatican and Law Enforcement Agencies from around the world are teaming up to combat human trafficking. The second international conference entitled 'Combating Human Trafficking: Church …read more
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, along with his family, will have a private audience with the Holy Father this afternoon at the Pope's residence at Casa Santa Marta. Renzi, who took over …read more
Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, has sent a message to the International Catholic Committee for …read more
This Sunday, those gathered in St. Peter's Square to pray the midday Angelus with the Pope will receive a particular gift, according to the director of the Vatican press office, Jesuit Father …read more
--- Jeremiah 11:18-20 Psalm 7:2-3, 9bc-10, 11-12 John 7:40-53 On the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus proclaims to the crowds that he will give living water to those who believe in …read more
--- Ezekiel 37:12-14 Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 Romans 8:8-11 John 11:1-45 The raising of Lazarus from the dead is the sixth sign in John's Gospel. It is the sign that immediately leads to …read more
Last week delegates of university ministry in Europe gathered in Tirana, Albania, for a meeting on the theme: "Joie de vivre : what is it really?". Organized by theCouncil of European Bishops …read more