In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis stressed the importance of mothers and grandmothers in transmitting the faith to future generations. The first reading of today's Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus recounts Paul's letter to Timothy, in which he recalls the faith of the latter's mother ...read more
A shared commitment to proclaiming the Gospel enables all Christians "to overcome proselytism and competition in all their forms." These were the words of Pope Francis to religious leaders gathered in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the Walls in Rome yesterday evening. The celebration of Vespers concluded the "W...
Pope Francis stressed the need for lasting and continuous commitment to Muslim-Christian dialogue "in order to ensure we do not find ourselves unprepared in various situations and in different context." The Holy Father met on Saturday with participants of a meeting organized by the Pontifical Institute for Arabic...
The Instruction "Dignitas Connubii" can help ministers of the court to streamline annulment proceedings that are "often perceived by married couples as long and tiresome". These were the sentiments expressed by Pope Francis in an audience with members of an international conference commemorating the 10thannivers...
Quote for January 27th
'That which proceeds from God begins with a salutary fear and finishes with peace of mind.'
- St. Pio of Pietrelcina
The Philippines lived the preparation for the Holy Father’s visit “with much anticipation, enthusiasm and hope.” The people welcomed this event wholeheartedly and it awakened in everyone …read more
Almost all Catholic diocesan bishops/administrators in Poland risked their lives helping Jewish People at the time of the Holocaust, according to the newest research. In 1939 in Poland, there …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address during his audience with the Ecumenical Delegation of Finland, who are in Rome for their annual pilgrimage to celebrate …read more
Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders of 25 national religious organizations wrote to President Obama today urging “a renewed, determined U.S. effort, in coordination with the Quartet, to work …read more
On today's anniversary of the legalization of abortion in the United States with the Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade, we share the text of a homily given by Pope John Paul II during …read more
Here is the latest column by Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, reprinted from the Southern Nebraska Register. * * * I cannot imagine a crowd of seven million people. The number is so …read more
The following is the second part of the Holy Father's press conference with journalists on his return flight from Manila on Monday.The translation was provided byCatholic News Agency. Part …read more
Here is the text of the address delivered by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, to the Episcopal Conference of Vietnam during his …read more