A priest who stepped aside from ministry in 2010 after being accused of indecent assault of a 14-year-old girl is set to return to his priestly ministry this Saturday, after being completely exonerated in both civil and Church trials. Father Eugene Boland, parish priest of Cappagh (Killyclogher), Diocese of Derry...read more
A man who knows how to listen and to make himself heard but, above all, a man who has the unity of the Church at heart. This is one of the most recurrent impressions of Pope Francis among the “bishop friends of the Focolare,” who gathered in Rome recently. After two days (February 25-26) of internal meetings and ...
The Spanish city of Avila is preparing to celebrate the fifth centenary of the birth of the first woman doctor of the Church, Saint Teresa of Jesus, or Teresa of Avila. The commission organizing the commemoration, the Foundation promoted by the Order of Discalced Carmelites and the Diocese of Avila are preparing ac...
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Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
“Have you heard? Father Longenecker advocates having seances and communicating with the dead!” So it might be assumed from the title of this article: “Communicating with C.S.Lewis.” Am I …read more
The Pew Research Center released today results on surveys about Pope Francis. Among the findings, the survey shows that a large majority of American Catholics feel favorably about the Pope …read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave Monday to bishops from Spain who were in Rome for their ad limina visits. * * * Dear Brothers, I am grateful for the words addressed to …read more
The seven-member board of medical experts that advises the Congregation for Saints' Causes unanimously recognized as miraculous the healing of a stillborn baby, attributed to the intercession …read more
This week, the Spanish magazine 'Palabra' carried an exclusive and extensive interview with Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, prefect of the Papal Household and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s …read more
The de facto primate of Sri Lanka has warned that “international meddlings” are a threat to the sovereignty of the country. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, has said that the …read more
“A great emotion, an extraordinary privilege.” These were the words Ferruccio de Bortoli, editor in chief of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, used to describe his recent interview …read more
Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has defended Pope Francis' comments, made in an interview yesterday with an Italian newspaper, on the Church’s commitment to combat child abuse. Some …read more