During Pope Francis' Saturday visit to Caserta, he met with diocesan priests in the Palatine Chapel of the Palace of Caserta around 4 p.m. Below is a translation of the text of the Holy Father’s dialogue with the priests. * * * Monsignor D’Alise, Bishop of Caserta: Your Holiness, I haven’t prepared anything i...read more
On July 6 the Church in Australia celebrated the annual event of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday. “Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have joyfully embraced the good news of Jesus, and become part of the community of his disciples,” the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference noted in i...
To face contemporary challenges, priests need creativity, says Pope Francis. Upon arriving in the southern Italian city of Caserta on Saturday afternoon, Francis told priests who had awaited his arrival in the city’s Palatine Chapel they must possess creativity in their vocation to overcome today’s contemporary c...
In a new interview, given to mark the first 500 days of his pontificate, Pope Francis has reminisced about his youth, discussed immigration and gives a ten point plan for happiness. The first excerpts of the interview appeared as a feature article on Sunday in the Argentine magazine “Viva”, a supplement of the ne...
Quote for July 29th
"Nothing unites the soul to God more closely, or breeds contempt of the world sooner, than being harassed and distressed."
- St. Philip Neri
Pope Francis says Christians who wish to inherit the kingdom of heaven must place God first in their lives and say no to corruption and violence. The Holy Father made these comments during …read more
Jeremiah 13:1-11 Deuteronomy 32:18-19,20,21 Matthew 13:31-35 God commanded the prophets not only to speak to his people and communicate his word to them, but also to undertake certain actions …read more
“Many Muslims are now shy to declare themselves Muslim. Several Muslim told me: ‘I am ashamed—I do not understand that Islam is like that.’ So I think it is the time for a true dialogue. I …read more
New Evangelization is a term most are familiar with, but perhaps many don’t have a clear idea of what it means for them personally. Scott Hahn, a prominent Biblical scholar and prolific …read more
By Oliver Maksan There is no doubt in the mind of 23-year-old Haram. With his second child on the way, he is prepared to rush his family out of town at a moment’s notice: “My tank is always …read more
On Saturday evening, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the square in front of the Royal Palace of Caserta, southern Italy. The Mass, which took place after the Pope met priests from the region, …read more
Pope Francis has phoned the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Louis Raphael I Sako, to express his participation and closeness to the suffering of the Iraqi people. He made explicit …read more
-- 1 Kings 3:5,7-12 Psalm 119:57,72,76-77,127-128,129-130 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52 King Solomon, the son of David, was established in his kingdom and built the temple for God. The Book …read more