Archbishop Chaput: 'We Are Not Here to Win Anything, We Are Here to Arrive at the Truth'
Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, says, "We are not here to win anything, we are here to arrive at the truth of the Lord that He has set out for His Church." This afternoon at the Vatican press office,with its director, Father Federico Lombardi, French Archbishop Laurent Ulrich, and Monsignor Salvado...
Reflects on the Relationship Between the Church and the Family During General Audience
The family is fundamental in giving witness to the love of God and the Synod is “called to interpret this zeal, for today, this zeal and care of the Church.” These were Pope Francis’ words today at his weekly General Audience. The Pope begins today a series of catecheses on the relationship between the Church an...
“May the enthusiasm of the Synod Fathers, animated by the Holy Spirit, foster the impetus of a Church that abandons the old nets and returns to fish trusting in the word of her Lord.”
Here is a ZENIT translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! A few days ago the Synod of Bishops began on the theme “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and in the Contemporary World.” T...
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Reflects on the Start of the Synod of Bishops on the Family
"[The] synod is neither a convention, nor a parlor, nor a parliament or senate, where people make deals and reach compromises. The synod is rather an ecclesial expression, i.e., the Church that journeys together to read reality with the eyes of faith and with the heart of God; it is the Church that interrogates her...
Quote for October 7th
"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action."
- Mother Teresa
Here is the second Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * 1. Bringing together what unites us The recent visit …read more
We should have no obsessive insistence on our differences but rather bring together what we have in common and what unites us in one faith. This is the ecumenical theme that runs through this …read more
Pope Francis met with thousands of members of the Neocatechumenal Way, including 200 missio ad gentes families who were sent to preach in secularized areas around the world. As the Holy …read more
This morning, the Pope met with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, who was accompanied by his wife, Mehriban, in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. The talks between the Pope …read more
Upon having learned with sadness of the death of Cardinal Edward M. Egan, archbishop emeritus of New York, Pope Francis has offered heartfelt condolences to the faithful of the Archdiocese of …read more
Nicaraguan farmers and Syrian refugees have won the Caritas-Voices of Faith-prize for women. During a press conference yesterday at the Hotel Columbus in Vatican City, Caritas Internationalis …read more
“Three policemen tried to drag me away. But I resisted. Then half a dozen of them lifted me up—with one even choking me by the neck—and put me in the police bus.” His priestly garb gave …read more
According to a report from the Fides news agency the anti-Assad forces in Syria have refused to agree to humanitarian truce in Aleppo proposed by the UN envoy Staffan de Mistura. Bishop …read more