Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Regina Caeli at the conclusion of the Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, This feast of faith, which began yesterday with the vigil and culminated this morning with the Eucharist, is about to...read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' homily at Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost which was celebrated this morning at St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we contemplate and re-live in the liturgy the outpouring of the Holy Spirit sent by the risen Christ upon his Church; an event...
Here is an interview of Ronan Mullen by Elisabetta Pittino, regarding the One of Us campaign, and the current legal battle over abortion in Ireland. * * * Senator Ronan Mullen is from Ahascragh in Co Galway, Ireland. He was elected as an independent senator in July 2007 and was re-elected, topping the poll, ...
In the Spring of 2014, the Pontifical North American College (PNAC) will continue its newly restructured ongoing formation program for priests, this time focusing on the following themes: spiritual direction; Scripture studies of Mary, Saint John, and Saint Paul; and answering today's moral questions. The PNAC's ...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
This morning, after celebrating Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae chapel, Pope Francis met with the executive committee of Caritas Internationalis, telling them that "a Church without charity …read more
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Francis gave today tofour new ambassadors to the Holy See: Bolot Iskovich Otunbaev from Kyrgyzstan; David Shoul from Antigua and Barbuda; …read more
May is the month when spring arrives in Rome in all its splendor, and citizens and visitors alike rejoice in the sunlight, scented jasmine and budding roses. Perhaps this is why one’s …read more
Prison Fellowship International is an association present in 132 countries around the world, whose members visit prisons to promote what they call “restorative justice,” trying to alleviate …read more
Scientists in Oregon announced today that they had created cloned human embryos, and then destroyed the embryos to extract embryonic stem cells. The cloning technique is essentially the same …read more
It is college graduation season, and conflict over commencement speakers is the flavor of the month, with a side order of reflections about who these mortar-boarded (gee, that sounds like …read more
“This weekend, Rome will host a new event of the Year of Faith: the Day of Movements, Communities, Associations and Lay Aggregations,” explained Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of …read more
Here is the translation of the telegram sent by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, on behalf of the Pope to Cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan, on the occasion of …read more