Last November, the Holy See announced that they would be opening three showers under the colonnades of St. Peter's Basilica for the homeless. Now they will also open a barber shop and offer haircuts and shaves free of charge for homeless people. According to the Italian news agency, ANSA, haircuts and shaves will...read more
Pope Francis called for a "negotiated solution" to assist those suffering from persecution and violence in Syria and Iraq. The Holy Father made his appeal during an audience with the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Easter Orthodox Churches today at the Vat...
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to never forget the memory of their first love, Christ, in order to not become lukewarm Christians. The first reading of today continued from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews, in which he invites Christians to "remember the days p...
The Church’s patrimony regarding families is enormous, says Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, and that is why the Church is a type of Noah’s ark to save families in a troubled world. The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family made this reflection in an interview with ZENIT last week. He also offered advice ...
Quote for January 30th
“Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think.”
― Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
In the wake of the anti-Christian violence that heavily affected the Church in recent days, the bishops of Niger reaffirmed their friendship with the Muslim community. In a letter addressed …read more
Hindu extremists have set fire to and destroyed a Church in a small Christian village in Southern India. According to Fides, a small Protestant church built with bamboo and straw in Tadur, …read more
The Vatican released Pope Francis' Lenten message for this year, a message that highlights the temptation of indifference to those who suffer. The message was presented at a press conference …read more
Here is the text of Pope Francis' Lenten Message for2015, which reflects on the theme: "Make your hearts firm" (James 5:8). * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the …read more