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
Denounces Global Economic System That Places 'God of Money' At Center
This Saturday, Pope Francis met with the Italian Christian Workers Association (ACLI) and called on them to promote dignified labor.During the Argentine Pontiff's remarks, he criticized how …read more
"Every man bears within himself an original and unique capacity to draw from himself and for the persons that work with him the good that God has put in his heart."
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address tothe Italian Christian Workers Associations(ACLI) given Saturday afternoon in the Vatican's Paul VI Hallon the occasion of the 70th anniversary …read more
Speaks on Election, Papacy and Poverty in Interview With La Voz del Pueblo
In a new in-depth interview, Pope Francis discussed details on his election, his relationship with the people, the challenges of being Pope and the centrality of poverty in the Gospel. The …read more
Reflects on Christ's Call to Use Wealth for the Common Good During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
Not sharing wealth generates corruption and leads to an unfulfilled life. Pope Francis explored this themeduring his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, reminding the faithful that detaching …read more
In Videomessage, Francis Says 'Ecumenism of Blood' Is Uniting Christ’s Followers
“Division is a wound in the body of the Church of Christ,” Pope Francis says. “And we do not want this wound to remain open.” Pope Francis made this statement in a videomessage he sent on the …read more
"Division is a wound in the body of the Church of Christ. And we do not want this wound to remain open."
Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis'videomessage for the Day of Christian Unity in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States on May 23: *** Brothers and sisters, may the peace of …read more
During Regina Coeli, Francis Also Says Blessed Archbishop Romero Inspires Us to Witness Gospel With Courage
During Pope Francis'Regina Coeli address, Francis drew the world's attention to the 'zealous pastor' and martyr, Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was beatified yesterday in El Salvador. After …read more
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with …read more