Pope Francis sent a message via Twitter expressing his sympathy to the victims of the tornado that struck Oklahoma yesterday. The death toll has reached 51, including 20 children, when the nearly two mile wide tornado touched down in Oklahoma City. Local authorities stated that the death toll is expected to rise ...read more
Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, denied reports that Pope Francis performed an exorcism after the Pentecost Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. As customary after public celebrations or general audiences, Pope Francis greeted and blessed the sick. A priest presented a whe...
A Coptic Catholic bishop has expressed hopes that the historic meeting May 10 between Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II will lead to the Coptic Orthodox Church recognizing Catholic baptism. Bishop Kyrillos William of Assiut described to Aid to the Church in Need his hopes for what he called a “wat...
Focolare President Maria Voce greeted Pope Francis on Saturday, in an event with various leaders of the ecclesial movements and lay associations gathered around the Pope for Pentecost celebrations. Voce assured him of the commitment of the Focolare "to give this testimony of a courageous and joyful Christianity."...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
Prison Fellowship International is an association present in 132 countries around the world, whose members visit prisons to promote what they call “restorative justice,” trying to alleviate …read more
Scientists in Oregon announced today that they had created cloned human embryos, and then destroyed the embryos to extract embryonic stem cells. The cloning technique is essentially the same …read more
It is college graduation season, and conflict over commencement speakers is the flavor of the month, with a side order of reflections about who these mortar-boarded (gee, that sounds like …read more
“This weekend, Rome will host a new event of the Year of Faith: the Day of Movements, Communities, Associations and Lay Aggregations,” explained Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of …read more
Here is the translation of the telegram sent by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, on behalf of the Pope to Cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan, on the occasion of …read more
Christendom College, a Catholic higher education institution in Virginia, honored Archbishop Charles Brown, the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, during its Commencement ceremony last week. Archbishop …read more
The Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) is currently meeting in Rome for their annual Assembly. The group, which consists of various missionary societies under the jurisdiction of the Holy …read more
The Holy See Press Office announced that Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien, Archbishop Emeritus of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, has agreed with the Holy Father to leave Scotland for several …read more