Meets with 30,000 Members of the Charismatic Renewal Movement in St. Peter’s Square
Pope Francis met today with 30,000 members of the Renewal in the Spirit Movement in St. Peter’s Square this evening. The meeting with the Holy Father kicks off the 38th National Convocation of the Renewal in the Spirit. They will reflect on the theme: “Ways of Unity and of Peace: Voices of Prayer for the Martyrs...
Cardinal Pietro Parolin Reflects on the Pope’s Upcoming Trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
Hope is high for the trip which will take Pope Francis to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay from July 5-13. He will fly seven times, pronounce 22 addresses, and proclaim “the joy of the Gospel” (thread of the trip) to more than one million people. It could not be explained in any other way than which John Paul II al...
Caritas Jordan Says Foreign Powers Are ‘Washing Their Hands’ of Responsibility
The United Nation’s World Food Program announced that funds earmarked for Syrian refugees will be cut, leaving thousands of refugees at risk of starvation. According to Fides, the cut in funds will have devastating consequences on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which has taken in thousands of refugees from Syr...
Says Decline of Young Population, Aging Society Signify Disappearance of Local Communities
A Japanese Bishop is decrying how his nation's population is dropping to historic lows. According to AsiaNews,Bishop Isao Kikuchi of Niigata has released a statement in which heexplains how the aging populationis currently the most urgent problem for the country, which threatens to collapsethe pension system...
Quote for July 3rd
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Celebrating Mass for Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Francis Gives Bishops 3 Rules to Live By
"Teach prayer by praying, announce the faith by believing; offer witness by living!"Pope Francis gave this three-pronged advice during yesterday's celebration of the Feast of Saints Peter and …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: In the ordination of permanent deacons, during the …read more
Issues Motu Proprio Placing All Vatican Communications Offices Under Unified Management
Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter published on Saturday, called a motu proprio (Latin for “on one’s own initiative”), that establishes a new Secretariat for Communications. The Motu …read more
Below is the Vatican Radio-provided full English translation of Pope Francis' prepared remarks for the Mass for the Feast ofSts. Peter and Paul on Sunday morning in St. Peter's Basilica: **** …read more
Francis Says Believers Are to 'Touch' Christ Confident of His Saving Grace
If you are in need of healing, reach out to Christ for His saving grace. Pope Francis explored this theme today during his Angelus address to the faithful in St. Peter's Square at noon. The …read more
Below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis' address today to the faithful in St. Peter's Squarebefore and after the recitation of the Angelus: *** Before the Angelus: Dear brothers and …read more
There will be no ZENIT news service Monday, June 29, the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul and a Vatican holiday. ZENIT will return Tuesday, June 30.read more
When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea. One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. …read more