Following his Regina Coeli address, Pope Francis lead thousands in praying the Hail Mary for those who died after a fishing boat carrying an estimated 700 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Although Italian border police have rescued 28 people, an estimated 700 people are feared dead in what may be the worst...read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' address before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In the biblical readings of today's liturgy, the word "witness" resounds twice. The first time is on the lips of P...
Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, died this morning at his home. He was 78 and had been battling cancer for years. He was the eighth Archbishop of Chicago andthe first native Chicagoan to serve in the role. He was named the archbishop of Chicago in 1997. Cardinal George submitted his let...
The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. The...
Quote for April 17th
“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”
― St. Francis of Assisi
Two pieces of legislation amount to a step in the right direction toward meaningful criminal justice reform, said the bishop who chairs the Domestic Justice and Human Development Committee of …read more
One hundred years are not enough to forget, especially if it is about a massacre such as the “Great Evil” that profoundly affected the Armenian people at the beginning of the 20thcentury, …read more
On April 26, 2015, the fourth Sunday of Easter, the Church will celebrate the 52nd World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This year's theme is: "Exodus, a Fundamental Experience of Vocation." …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: During Easter season, is it correct to incense both …read more
Pope Francis has said the Church is not for accumulating riches, but managing them with generosity. During Francis' morning homily at his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, he made this …read more