This Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, the Pope and the Roman Curia will begin their spiritual exercises. The meditations will be led by Fr. Angelo De Donatis, parish of San Marco Evangelista in Campidoglio. This year's spiritual exercises will be based on the theme “the purification of the heart” and will take p...read more
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has spoken to the three leaders of the ordinariates established for former Anglicans who wanted full communion with the Church. Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müllerspoke with the ordinaries in Rome aboutthe delicacy andimportance of their task "in these f...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, at the end of this month to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. The purpose of theMarc...
A CNN poll released Thursday finds that a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on the legality of abortion. The largest percentage of Americans (38%) favor abortion being legal in only a few circumstances. At the opposite ends of the spectrum, 27% want abortion legal in all circumstances, while 20% w...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
The next World Youth Day (WYD) will be held in Blessed John Paul II’s city, announced Pope Francis before praying the Angelus at the closing Mass of the 2013 Rio WYD. This will be the second …read more
Anybody else getting bogged down by the barrage of bad news that seems to hit every time you check the headlines? For a committed Catholic, there seem to be so many storm clouds on the …read more
While over 3.5 million youth gathered for the Closing Mass of the World Youth Day in Copacabana Beach, youth in the war-ravaged city of Aleppo in Syria gathered to celebrate with their peers …read more
Fr. Victor Assouad, SJ, provincial of the Middle East province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) expressed his grief on the kidnapping of fellow Jesuit priest, Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio. Fr. Dall’ …read more
On Sunday, Pope Francis recalled the joy of last week’s World Youth Day Mass in Rio de Janeiro during yesterday’s Angelus address. Thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square to listen to the …read more
Here is the translation of the statement made by the Very Rev. Victor Assouad, SJ, Provincial for the Middle East Province of the Society of Jesus regarding the kidnapping of Fr. Paol …read more
Here is the translation of the address given by Pope Francis before and after the recitation of the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican on Sunday. * * * Dear …read more
Pope Francis chose to personally sign the Vatican's message to Muslims for the end of Ramadan. In the past, the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has been the …read more