The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis is to establish a special commission to examine possibilities for streamlining the annulments process. In a statement, the Vatican said the goal of the new body, which will begin work as soon as possible, “is to prepare a proposal to reform the matrimonial process,...read more
The centrality of the family is vital if secularization is to be overcome, the Archbishop of Singapore has said. "To overcome the challenge of secularization in Singapore that society is facing, and that touches believers of all religions, we have decided to restore the centrality of the family", Archbishop Willi...
The theme of the Pope’s 15-19 January apostolic visit – “Mercy and Compassion” - was announced by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, Fides News Agency reports. "With the presence of the Pope, the God of mercy and compassion comes close to us", said Bishop Mylo Vergara, president of the Episcopal...
Pope Francis is to celebrate 200 years since Pope Pius VII reinstated the Society of Jesus into the Church by celebrating Mass at 5pm this Saturday in the Church of theGesùin Rome. Founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the "Society of Jesus" was suppressed in 1773 by Clement XIV with the brief “Dominus ac ...
Quote for September 23rd
"The things that we love tell us what we are."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
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Pope Francis paid a private visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Thursday afternoon, to pray for the success of his upcoming voyage to Albania. A brief statement from the Director of …read more
Pope Francis focused on the Resurrection as the seal of Christian identity at Mass this morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence. Drawing on the words of St Paul the Apostle from …read more
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave Thursday to bishops who were appointed over the last year. * * * Dear Brothers, I am happy to meet with you now personally, because in …read more
Scotland’s Catholic bishops have responded to the result of yesterday's referendum, expressing hope that all will now come together for the benefit of the country’s future. In a statement, …read more