Long-term use of psychiatric medication increases the risk of becoming chronically symptomatic, says Robert Whitaker, a journalist and key note speaker at a Vatican conference on child health care. "The Child as a Person and as a Patient: Therapeutic Approaches Compared" was sponsored last weekend by the Pontific...read more
Leaders of five national Catholic organizations, including two chairmen of committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, urged the U.S. House of Representatives to support a Farm Bill that "provides for poor and hungry people both at home and abroad, offers effective support for those who grow our food, en...
World Youth Day facilities in Rio de Janeiro, July 23-28, will include a special Welcome Center for English-Speaking pilgrims. The site will feature prayer and worship experiences, music, media and videos, motivational speakers, cultural presentations and networking activities. The Center will serve as a hub of a...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: When the Blood of Christ has to be given to a number of communicants, the priest prepares three or four chalices with wine. Before consecration, some priests pour water only i...
Quote for June 18th
"We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The second edition of the journalistic Prize “A Pen for Life,” which awards journalists who defend life and the Family was announced recently. The award is promoted by the Biomedi@ Research …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to several members of the French parliament who visited the Pope on Saturday morning. --- --- --- Mr. President, dear Parlamentarians, …read more
Here is the translation of the Pope's homily during the Mass commemorating the Day of "Evangelium Vitae" in St. Peter's Square this morning. --- --- --- Dear Brothers and Sisters, This …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Angelus at the conclusion of the Mass celebrating the Day of Evangelium Vitae. --- --- --- At the …read more
When children become ill, methods used to treat them should not only seek to heal the illness, but respect the intrinsic dignity and rights of those suffering. This message lies at the center …read more
Francis addressed fellow Jesuits today who are contributors and directors of the journal CiviltàCattolica, a Jesuit Italian publication established in 1850. The Pope kept the papal tradition …read more
Tears for absolution Many times we have listened to the episode of today’s Roman Rite Gospel that tells of an event at first glance peculiar: into the house of a good man enters a not such a …read more
Here is the text of the address Francis gave to writers of the Jesuit journal "La Civilta Cattolica" when he met with the group today in the Vatican. * * * Dear Friends in the Lord, I am …read more