Catholics need to be more courageous in showing that religion and science co-exist says the papal astronomer who has just been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards in science. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, who was honored last week with the Carl Sagan Medal for “outstanding communication by an act...read more
Pope Francis has met with the young Sudanese who was imprisoned and sentenced to death for marrying a Christian. The Holy Father met with Meriam Ibrahim, 26,late this morning at the Vatican, reported the Sismografo.Ibrahim arrived in Rome this morning on an Italian government plane. "The Pope thanked Meriam f...
Meriam Ibrahim and her family arrived aboard an Italian government plane at Rome’s Ciampino airport at around 9 o’clock this morning. She was accompanied from Khartoum by Italy’s deputy foreign minister, Lapo Pistelli. Italy’s Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, was among those present to welcome the Ibrahim family on ...
The Holy Father has sent his "heartfelt condolences" to the families of victims killed in a deadly plane crash in Taiwan yesterday that claimed more than 40 lives. The telegram was sent Thursday on behalf of the Holy Father by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan of Ta...
Quote for July 24th
"As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor's soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love."
- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
Pope Francis has appointed new consultors to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Today, the Vatican announced that those named includedJohn Crossins, O.S.F.S.,the executive …read more
Seventy individual prizes, among which are two Gold Balls and a FIFA World Player, a jumble of trophies won with the jerseys of Sporting Lisbona, Manchester United and Real Madrid. And even a …read more
The UK head of a Catholic charity for persecuted Christians is calling on people to take part in a demonstration outside London’s Houses of Parliament after Iraqis fled their homes following …read more
The mayor of New York has expressed his desire for the Pope to visit New York on his much-awaited and probable 2015 visit to the U.S. Mayor Bill de Blasio met at the Vatican with Secretary of …read more
-- Jeremiah 1:1,4-10 Psalm 71:1-2,3-4a,5-6ab,15 and 17 Matthew 13:1-9 Jeremiah served the Lord and his people for more than forty years, from 627 BC to around 582 BC. He served from the reign …read more
Song of Songs 3:1-4b Psalm 63:2,3-4,5-6,8-9 John 20:1-2,11-18 When Mary Magdalene encountered Jesus in Galilee, he released her from the bondage of seven demons (Luke 8:2). She was a woman …read more
I am very glad I was asked to use the word “complex” to talk about our theme this afternoon. Under the influence of our own moral and spiritual blindness it is very easy to be one-sided and …read more
Below is the final statement of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Seminar on the Global Common Good. *** Seminar on the Global Common Good: The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace …read more