Here is the first Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * In this first meditation of Lent, I would like to take advantage of the Holy Father’s absence, to propose a reflection on his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, which I ...read more
The theme of Father Raniero Cantalamessa’s first Lenten homily is Evangelii Gaudium, in which the Papal Household Preacher points out first of allthe thread that unites several post-Council Popes on the subject of evangelization. In his Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis reminds that the starting point of any so...
Pope Francis concluded his Lenten Spiritual Exercises this morning, along with members of the Roman Curia. At the conclusion of the retreat, the Holy Father expressed his gratefulness for the five day retreat. "In the name of everyone, and in mine, I would like to give thanks to the Father, for his work among u...
During the Spiritual Exercises at Ariccia, Pope Francis is praying intensely for Syria, in particular, for Christians in the country," Archbishop Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio at Damascus, said. In an interview on Vatican Radio said that the Holy Father “is continually informed and his prayer always accompanies th...
Quote for February 27th
'Consider every day that you are then for the first time beginning; and always act with the same fervor as on the first day you began.'
- St. Anthony of Padua
Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar revealed that prior to his release, those who held him hostage threatened to kill him if he ever returned. The Indian Jesuit priest worked in Afghanistan for 3 …read more
The Vatican Secretariat of State issued a clarification to Mexico's ambassador regarding a comment made by Pope Francis, in which he expressed his hope that drug trafficking would cease in …read more
On March 7th, 1965, Blessed Paul VI celebrated the first Mass ever in Italian in the Parish of All Saints in Rome. “We inaugurate today the new form of the Liturgy in all the parishes and …read more
Bringing science and faith together in service to the elderly and to those in need of palliative care will be at the core of a Vatican conference next month. With the official theme: “ …read more
Strides are being made in the fight against the life-threatening Ebola epidemic which has, for the past year, plagued the populations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, reported Fides …read more
The first courses of Catholic University in Erbil, the capital of Northern Kurdistan, will begin this year. Recently, Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda, ordinary of the archdiocese of …read more
The Bishops of the Philippines have launched what is called an Oratio Imperata for peace in Mindanao. It follows a massacre on January 25 in Mamasapano, on the island of Mindanao. An Oratio …read more
Women who have had an abortion and all those who have carried it out or encouraged it will be able to have their excommunication remitted without the need for an appeal, if they go on …read more