Holy See Denies Any Papal Endorsement of Children’s Books Promoting Same-Sex Relationship
Once again Pope Francis is being “used” by those in favor of promoting the same-sex lifestyle. The latest case arose this morning following news of a letter sent by an official in the Vatican Secretariat of State to the author of children’s books that promote “different family types.” The Guardian reported th...
Accused Child Abuser Believed to Have Died of Natural Causes
While awaiting trial on chargesof pedophilia and possession of child pornography,the formerApostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski,died. A statement released by the Holy See Press Office shared the news, stating that initial investigations done by Vatican authorities"indicate that he di...
Palestine Presents Draft Resolution Before Papal Visit
The Holy See released a statement this afternoon regarding the controversy surrounding the Palestinian flag at the United Nations. The statement says: In accordance with the rules governing the General Assembly no Member or Observer State is entitled to oppose the tabling of a draft resolution by a Member St...
"Reflection on the God-given dignity of every human person should guide all our decisions about life, including refraining from the use of the death penalty"
The end of the death penalty in Nebraska is back up for debate, but the state’s three bishops are reiterating that "justice requires punishment, but it does not require that those who have committed serious crimes be put to death." Nebraska's legislature voted in May to repeal capital punishment over the objecti...
Quote for August 28th
'Nothing is far from God.'
Salesians Answer Invitation of Local Church in Orissa as Violence Marks 7-Year Anniversary
At the invitation of the local Church, the Salesian Sisters, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, have opened a house in the Indian state of Orissa, where as many as 50,000 Christians were …read more
Benedict Daswa will be "a role model and powerful intercessor for all the Catholics of our region and in particular for young men, husbands and fathers."
The president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conferencehas sent a message to the faithful regarding the upcoming beatification of Benedict Daswa, a layman, husband and father who …read more
In Annual Labor Day Statement, Draw From Laudato Si'
Creating sufficient, decent work that honors the dignity of families is a necessary component of the challenge facing all Catholics, and it is the Catholic way, said the chairman of the U.S. …read more
Says He Is Praying All Christians Will Walk Toward Full Communion
Through his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis has sent a message to participants in the Synod of the Waldensian-Methodist Church. The synod is meeting through Aug. 28 …read more
Pledges to Pray, Serve or Act Being Collected by Archdiocese of Washington
The Archdiocese of Washington is inviting people to "Walk With Francis" before the Pope arrives to the United States next month, by pledging to pray, serve or act in imitation of him. The …read more
"So why did the Holy Spirit prompt the Church in the middle of the 20th century to highlight Mary’s Assumption? It happened as the world was emerging from dark and devastating times. Up to 80M people had been killed as a result of the Second World War. ... At a time when we would have been forgiven for believing the very worst about humanity - Mary revealed what is best in us and for us"
The national novena to Our Lady of Knock ended Saturday. Among the invitations issuedby the various prelates who preached during the novena was a call to participate in a 50-day Hail Mary …read more
Feast of Assumption Marked Anniversary of Division of Koreas
The feast of the Assumption this year marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Korea from Japan and the division of North and South Korea (Aug. 15, 1945). The archbishop of Seoul said …read more
Francis Says Christ Is Not 'Accessory Element,' But Our 'Indispensable Nourishment'
'Who is Jesus to you?' This is the question Pope Francis called on the faithful to ask themselves during his weekly Angelus address today at noon inSt. Peter's Square. The Holy Father …read more