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
-- Jeremiah 26:1-9 Psalm 69:5,8-10,14 Matthew 13:54-58 After King Jehoiakim was installed as a vassal king of Judah in 609 B.C., "Jeremiah took center stage in Jerusalem by preaching his famous Temple Sermon (7:1-15, 26:2-19). His theme was in the tradition of his classical forebears: because ritual sacrifice...
The Vatican has published the following list to show the highlights of the activities of Pope Francis and the Holy See during the months of May to July 2014. *** May: 2: Audience with the president of the Republic of Angola, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. 2: Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical...
A top Vatican officialhas said the revolution taking place in the Church is not just of advancing women, but also laypeople. In an interview with ZENIT, Flaminia Giovanelli, the under-secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, a position appointed by the Pope, spoke on the role of women in the Ch...
Quote for July 31st
"Those who love to be feared fear to be loved."
Saint Francis de Sales
In a visit to the U.S., the prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches called the immigration into the East resulting from the current Middle Eastern conflict a pastoral challenge of “ …read more
The family of Fr. Paolo Dell'Oglio, the Italian Jesuit priest of whom there has been no news for a year following his disappearance in the Syrian city of Raqqa, today issued the following …read more
Pope Francis has met privately with Evangelical pastor and friend Rev. Giovanni Traettino in Caserta, southern Italy. After theprivatevisit this morning with the friend he’s known since early …read more
Below is the telegram Pope Francis sent today expressing his condolences on the death of Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, archpriest emeritus of St. Peter's basilica. *** Your Excellency Msgr. …read more
Cardinal Francesco Marchisano has died at the age of 85. The long-serving prelate passed away at around 10 a.m. Sunday in Urbe, northern Italy. His funeral will be this Wednesday at 8 a.m. in …read more
The organisers of the largest petition in European history which called for an end to European funding of research that destroys human embryos have taken their case to the General Court of …read more
The following is the text of a homily delivered July 26th by Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, during the diocese's annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. *** "St Luke tells how Mary went "as …read more
As the conflict continues in Iraq, Ukraine and the Gaza Strip, the Pope made an urgent appeal for peace during the Sunday Angelus, calling for leaders to stop the violence and work towards …read more