In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to follow Christ's invitation to conversion. The Holy Father began by reflecting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah in which he calls "the princes of Sodom" and the "people of Gomorrah" to turn from their evil ways. "W...read more
Pope Francis will travel to Pompeii and Naples on Saturday, March 21st. He will leave the Vatican by helicopter at7 a.m., and will arrive at the meeting area of the Shrine of Pompeii an hour later. Following a moment of prayer at the shrine, he will transfer by helicopter to the Scampia sports field in Naples. He ...
Responding to last week's article from L'Espresso, the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy dismissed claims of internal struggles between the dicastery and members of the Roman Curia as "complete fiction." The article, "Santa Romana Spesa" (Holy Roman Expenditures) published an alleged internal document that sh...
In statements to Italian magazine Policia Moderna [Modern Police], related to Italy’s security corps, the Commander of the Vatican Gendarmerie, Domenico Giani, said that Pope Francis is one of the most influential men in the world and, at the same time, one of the most exposed and vulnerable. Questioned about th...
Quote for March 3rd
"What good is it if the Eucharistic table is overloaded with golden chalices when your brother is dying of hunger. Start by satisfying his hunger and then with what is left you may adorn the altar as well."
- Saint John Chrysostom
The theme of Father Raniero Cantalamessa’s first Lenten homily is Evangelii Gaudium, in which the Papal Household Preacher points out first of allthe thread that unites several post-Council …read more
Pope Francis concluded his Lenten Spiritual Exercises this morning, along with members of the Roman Curia. At the conclusion of the retreat, the Holy Father expressed his gratefulness for the …read more
During the Spiritual Exercises at Ariccia, Pope Francis is praying intensely for Syria, in particular, for Christians in the country," Archbishop Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio at Damascus, …read more
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office blasted an article on the Vatican's financial reform published by Italian news magazine L'Espresso, calling it …read more
"You know that this day for me is different from previous ones: I am no longer the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church: until eight in the evening I will be still, and then no longer. I am …read more
This week, the Pope and the senior members of the Roman Curia are away on spiritual retreat. There are not many governments that take all their senior members away from the fray of the …read more
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine and the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosqu has condemned the murder of the 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya. His Eminence Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the Grand …read more
A pastoral letter to commemorate the Year of Consecrated Life dated February 26 was published this week by the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Church Ministry. “We welcome the …read more