In a telegram to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to beloved former President Nelson Mandela. Mandela passed away yesterday at the age of 95 after battling health issues for several years. “It was with sadness that I learned of the death of former President Nelson Man...read more
To pray with insistence “is a bit like annoying God”, Pope Francis said in his homily at Casa Santa Marta. However, praying in such a way it shows a complete trust that God will fulfill your needs. The Holy Father reflected on the Gospel of Matthew which recalls the two blind men who followed him calling out, “So...
Here is the condolence telegram sent by Pope Francis to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa upon hearing of the death of former President Nelson Mandela. * * * To His Excellency Mr. Jacob Zuma President of the Republic of South Africa Pretoria It was with sadness that I learned of the death of former Pre...
During his homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned against those who do not practice what they preach, saying they damage not only themselves but others. Commenting on Jesus’ parable of the man who built his house on rock, the Holy Fatherexplained that Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for knowing...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
Pope Francis will visit the paediatric Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome on Dec. 21st. Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, made the announcement at the end of a Vatican …read more
During his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis told the faithful that the Church should always be joyful as Jesus was. Commenting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah, …read more
An examination of the workings of the Roman Curia was the first order of business for the Council of Cardinals whose members met today. This is the second set of meetings held by the …read more
The Catholic Organization for Life and Family, sponsored by the Canadian episcopal conference, has launched a revised Web site to provide a variety of resources on life issues. Notable at the …read more
Vatican spokesman Fr. Thomas Rosica has written the following note with the director of the Vatican Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, in response tonumerous inquiries about Pope Francis’ …read more
Americans love decorations. It is a billion dollar business. And we can’t wait to put them up. Driven by a commercial calendar, we throw up spiders and bats in mid-September, and, once we …read more
A leading defender of Christianity in Europe has called for greater awareness of secularist intolerance and a more nuanced approach towards resisting it. Dr. Martin Kugler, of the Observatory …read more
Yesterday, Pope Holy Father Francis received in audience the group of Bishops from the Netherlands, on their “ad Limina” visit. Here is a translation of the text of the Pope’s address: * * * …read more