Discuss 3 key questions about today's economy
This week in Rome the Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (FCAPP), the organization established in 1993 by Pope John Paul II to promote the social doctrine of the Church, convened an international conference to examine the theme of “Rethinking Key Features of Economic and Social Life.” During this conferen...
Says peaceful election was the 'fruit of prayer'
This report is contributed by Mark von Riedemann of Aid to the Church in Need. -- The Nigerian bishop whose diocese has been hardest hit by Boko Haram expressed confidence in his country’s newly elected president, Muhammadu Buhari, to lead the fight against the jihadist organization. Bishop Oliver Doehme o...
Tells Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization How to Open Our Minds, Hearts
"The New Evangelization is this: to be aware of the merciful love of the Father so that we also become instruments of salvation for our brothers." Pope Francis made this statement when addressing participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization at the Vatican t...
Discuss National Reconciliation, Care for Society and the Poor
Pope Francis met today with Miro Cerar, the prime minister of the Republic of Slovenia. A communique from the Vatican press office described the discussions as "cordial," saying that the Holy Father and Cerar highlighted the good relations that exist between the Holy See and Slovenia. "The Parties confirmed t...
Quote for May 29th
"Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades."
- G.K. Chesterton
Says to promote justice and peace, society also has to value life at every stage
Pope Francis is echoing his predecessors’ affirmation that life ethics and social ethics are intrinsically linked, such that a society cannot claim to promote justice and peace while at the …read more
Children will receive Confirmation and First Eucharist in 3rd grade
In a move anticipated since his arrival to the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila announced on the solemnity of Pentecostthe beginning of the process to restore the sacraments …read more
Ask government to take Catholics into account in crafting legislation, so that lives and consciences are protected
The leader of Canada's bishops is asking the government to take Catholics into account in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in February on assisted suicide. In a letter tothe Minister …read more
Society stands in great need of the 'feminine genius'
Here is the message sent by Pope Francis to the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, regarding theSecond International Conference on Women, which concluded Sunday in …read more
Crackdown in Thailand Means Thousands Are Abandoned at Sea
On Sunday at the end of the Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis again voiced his concern for the fate of the many refugees stranded at sea in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The Pope …read more
Says Martyred Prelate 'Reminds Us That the Church is the Family of God'
In a letter sent to the Archbishop of San Salvador, Pope Francis expressed his joy at the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. The martyred prelate's beatification took place in a Mass …read more
"The voice of the newly Blessed continues to resonate today to remind us that the Church, a convocation of brothers surrounding their Lord, is the family of God, in which there should be no division."
The following is a translation of the Holy Father's letter to ArchbishopJosé Luis Escobar Alas, Archbishop of San Salvador, on the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, which took place …read more
Thousands Participate in Beatification Mass for Martyred Archbishop
Oscar Romero is “a light for the nations and salt of the earth. While his persecutors have disappeared in the shadow of forgetfulness and death, Romero’s memory instead continues alive and …read more