Even at the worst of times, Christians cannot give into depression, but rather must live in hope. During his morning Mass today in Casa Santa Marta, the Holy Father affirmed this, as he said that in order to be at peace, we must allow room for God to rescue and convert us from our worldly ways. He said we must we...read more
Pope Francis departed this morning for his three day apostolic visit to Turkey at 9:00 a.m. from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. He is expected to land at 1:00 p.m. (local time) in Esemboğa International Airport, Ankara. As customary, Pope Francis sent telegrams to the heads of state of the countries the papal plane wi...
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, published in the Southern Nebraska Register. * * * Like most of you, I’ll gather around a table this Thanksgiving with family and friends. I’ll have the privilege of being with my mother, my sister and her husband, and my favorite niece ...
Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch has suggested ecumenical dialogue is reaching new heights under the pontificate of Jesuit Pope Francis. In a wide-ranging interview with ZENIT at the Vatican last week,the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity discusses Pope Francis' trip to Turkey and what it...
Quote for November 27th
"Love is the measure of faith"
- Pope Francis, Tweet on Nov. 27th, 2014
Pakistani Christians are increasingly fearful after a 35-year-old Christian man was tortured and killed while in police custody in Lahore. Rakha Shahzad was arrested by local police on …read more
Here is a translation of the telegrams that Pope Francis sent Tuesday en route to Strasbourg, where he addressed the Council of Europe and European Parliament. TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE HONORABLE …read more
Archbishop Eamon Martinof Armagh, Primate of All Ireland,on Tuesday launched a specially commissioned 2014 Advent calendar on the homepage of the Irish Catholic bishops’ website …read more
This reflection is provided by Sébastien de Courtois of Aid to the Church in Need. Since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, and especially since the eruption of the Syrian civil war in …read more
Here below is an English translation of the transcript of Pope Francis' press conference given on the flight back from Strasbourg yesterday afternoon. * * * Father Lombardi: Here we are. Well …read more