Exactly one week before Easter Sunday, Pope Francis has reminded the faithful that we must follow God's humble example. During his Palm Sunday homily this morning, the Pope toldthe crowds in a sunny St. Peter's Square, that even when it involves facing humiliation, we are to be humble like Jesus was. "There is...read more
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' Palm Sunday homily, which was given this morning in St. Peter's Square: *** At the heart of this celebration, which seems so festive, are the words we heard in the hymn of the Letter to the Philippians:“He humbled himself”(2:8).Jesus’ humiliation. ...
Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ Angelus address today, following the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square: *** Before the Angelus At the end of this celebration, I affectionately greet all of you here, particularly young people. Dear young people, I urge you to continue your journey both in your d...
Divorce has a significant impact on family income, the British Marriage Foundation declared in a recent study. A family that stays together can have the same positive effect on income as having a university degree, they found. “The negative effect on income of paying for two households, additional transport and...
Quote for March 27th
"No one ought to consider himself a true servant of God who is not tried by many temptations and trials."
- St. Francis of Assisi
To prevent evil from entering into our hearts, there is an ancient, but very good, practice: the examination of conscience. That was Pope Francis’ message during the morning homily Friday at …read more
Pope Francis is urging the faithful to evangelize by leading with a person, rather than push moral rules and doctrine on others, two cardinals have said. "Francis introduces people to the …read more
The lead-up to the synod has been dominated by the theme of ‘mercy’ and especially by consideration of how that might apply to the situation of the divorced and ‘remarried’. It is on the …read more
Pope Francis has sent a special message of support for the success of a ‘Day with Newman', to be held at the Birmingham Oratory on Saturday 11th October. In the message, sent through the …read more
Here below is a statement form the bishops of England and Wales in support of a campaign to encourage organ donation: *** Archbishop Peter Smith, speaking as chair of the Department of …read more
Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai, and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize. In the days leading up to today’s …read more
Sister Maria of Nazareth has committed herself to an extraordinary mission. The Argentinian nun from the Institute of the Incarnate Word has been living in Aleppo, Syria, for the past two …read more
The Schoenstatt Movement is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month, and various global television channels will be broadcasting the events worldwide. In addition to EWTN, the German …read more