“He ushered in a new springtime of evangelization in those immense territories, extending from Florida to California, which, in the previous 200 years, had been reached by missionaries from Spain. This was long before the pilgrims of the Mayflower reached the North Atlantic coast.”
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ homilySaturday afternoon during Mass at Rome'sPontifical North American College on the Day of Reflection on "Blessed Junipero Serra: Apostle of California, Witness of Sanctity:” ** “I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring ...read more
Before 'Apostle of California's' Long Awaited Canonization in US, Pope Marks 1st Visit to Rome’s Pontifical North American College
Prior to embarking on his first Apostolic Visit to the US in September, Pope Francis noted that the canonization of BlessedJunipero Serra, like those of other American saints, speak to the deep spiritual roots and holiness of America. During his homily at Mass, at his first ever visit to Rome's Pontifical North...
Ahead of Blessed's Canonization Taking Place in His Diocese in September, Washington DC's Cardinal Speaks on Setting Record Straight
Ahead of Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to the United States in September, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington DC, says that "to hear the true story ofJuniperoSerra is a blessing." Cardinal Wuerlspoke to ZENIT on theimpact of theevangelist to the Americas, Blessed Junipero Serra,this Saturday at...
Calls on Faithful to "Remain in Christ" to Avoid Becoming Hypocrites
On Sunday, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the Roman parish of Santa Maria Regina Pacis (Holy Mary Queen of Peace) in the southern area of Ostia Lido. Prior to his arrival to the parish, the Holy Father made an unscheduled stop at a trailer where the Little Sisters of Jesus of Charles de Foucauld have made...
Quote for May 4th
"The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist."
- Saint Gregory the Great
Yesterday, Pope Francis received, in the Paul VI Hall, the Community of Christian Life (CVX) and the Students’ Missionary League, on the occasion of the opening of the Italian National …read more
Due to maintenance of our Web site, ZENIT will not publish Thursday, April 30. The service will return Friday.read more
"This concern is the real major human concern of our times because while there are plenty of problems in areas we need to address, to some extent, they are all chairs on the Titanic while we …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! After having considered the …read more
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of states defining and recognizing marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Commenting on the oral …read more
Pope Francis has acknowledged thecrisis of marriage in many societies and said Christians can counter this if they start to trust again that Jesus grants grace to married couples. The Pope …read more
Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P. of Sydney denounced the execution of two Australian citizens in Indonesia who were part of a drug ring. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, were part of the “ …read more
The Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Bishops’ Conference has launched a new websitewww.meaningofmarriage.ie. This website will host relevant material which has been published by …read more