Francis Gives 3 Pillars of Priestly Life to Shoenstaat Fathers
Pope Francis saysthat priestly life requires three key ingredients: contemplation, service, and fraternity.Speaking toparticipants in the general chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers, the Holy Father offeredthis three-pronged recommendation, stressing that these aptitudes can be of great help in priestly life. ...
'Dialogue with God in prayer also leads us to listen to His voice in the persons and situations around us.'
Below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis'address to the participants in the 5th General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers, on the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Institute: * * * Dear Brother Priests, I am happy to be with you at this meeting, and I thank Juan Pablo for his words, as well a...
"Licensing doctors to supply lethal drugs to terminally ill patients to help them commit suicide rests upon the premise that some lives are worth less than others. It is therefore contrary to human dignity"
Ahead of a debate on assisted suicide in the House of Commons next week, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, is urging the faithful to contact their representatives.Rob Marris’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ will receive its Second Reading in the House of Commons on Friday, September 11. -- Here is ...
Francis Calls on Faithful to See What Is Possible When We Trust in Jesus
When we can admit we are sinners, we are opened up to the astonishment of encountering Jesus.During his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis underscored this as he celebrated today's Eucharistic Celebration, which marks the feast of a doctor of the Church, St. Gregory the Great, reported Vatican R...
Quote for September 3rd
"Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit."
- Saint Lucy
Cardinal Parolin Sends Papal Letter for 1400th Anniversary of Irish Missionary's Death
“Saint Columbanus, who according to Benedict XVI we can truly consider one of the ‘Fathers of Europe,’ was convinced that there can be fraternity in the heart of Europe between people only if …read more
Also Praying That Catechists Practice What They Preach
Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on youth and catechists. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for September. His universal intention is “ …read more
Says 'Deeply Saddened' to Hear Tragic Loss of Life, Construction in Dominica
Pope Francis has expressed his "heartfelt condolences"to the loved ones of the victims of Hurricane Erika, which to date has claimed at least 20 lives in the Caribbean. In a condolence …read more
St. John Neumann Was Bishop of the City and St. Katharine Drexel Was Born Here
When Pope Francis and thousands of families arrive next month to Philadelphia, they are sure to be welcomed by two saints with ties to the city. Fr. Thomas Rosica, English-language assistant …read more
Autopsy of Accused Child Abuser Awaiting Trial Shows He Had a Heart Attack
Following an autopsy performed afterformer apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski, died last Friday, Aug. 28, it has been confirmed that the accused child abuser died of …read more
Terms End for Leaders of Various Offices
The bishops of India announced Friday that five priests have taken up or will take up new roles at the episcopal conference. The Standing Committee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of …read more
“Saint Columbanus, who according to Benedict XVI we can truly consider one of the ‘Fathers of Europe’ was convinced that there can be fraternity in the heart of Europe between people only if a civilization exists that is open to God”
Here is a translation of the Letter that the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sent yesterday, in the name of the Holy Father Francis, to H.E. Monsignor Gianni Ambrosio, Bishop of …read more
"Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life and destruction in the wake of Hurricane Erika, His Holiness Pope Francis sends his heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased and prays for all those providing rescue and relief service."
Below is the Vatican-released condolence telegram sent by Vatican Secretary of State,Cardinal Pietro Parolin,on Pope Francis' behalf, for the the victims of Hurricane Erikathat, in recent …read more