Here is the Holy Father's address before and after the recitation of the Angelus to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square today. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, hello! The Gospel of the first Sunday of Lent presents us every year with an episode about the temptations of Jesus, when the Holy Spirit desc...read more
The Vatican and the United Nations aren’t always in agreement, but one of the topics on which they do agree is opposition to the legalization of drugs. Last Tuesday the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), an independent quasi-judicial body that oversees the implementation of the conventions of the Unite...
Is it possible for a priest to be happy in the 21stcentury? This is the central question of a course currently being offered at the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Institute of Psychology. Taught by Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America,...
Here is a pastoral letter for Lent fromBishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne, Ireland. * * * Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, It is now a little more than a year since I was ordained to serve as Bishop of Cloyne. It has been filled with “firsts” as we strived to begin anew as bishop, people, religiou...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
Cardinal Peter Turkson is to visit Juba, the capital of South Sudan, for a week beginning March 18. According to the Catholic Radio Network of South Sudan, Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro of …read more
Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land at the end of May will give a new impetus to the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has said. In his …read more
In his homily on Tuesday morning in the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis warned that the Cross is always on the road of a Christian, and that there are more Christian martyrs today than …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: For pastoral practical reasons, can ashes be blessed …read more
The Vatican has announced that the gardens of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo will be open to the public later this month. Pope Francis recently decided to open the gardens for the …read more
Alvin Plantinga is an American analytical philosopher, and is the John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. He has been described by Time magazine as …read more
A large Italian publishing house is to produce a weekly magazine dedicated entirely to Pope Francis and his pontificate. Mondadori, the country’s largest book and magazine publisher, is …read more
Father Christopher Hartley Sartorios is a 55-year-old missionary from Toledo, Spain. He is serving in Gode, Ethiopia, 700 miles away from any other priest. He awaits the arrival of the …read more