Below is a translation of Pope Francis' address tothe Pentecostal community known as the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation Monday whenreturned to the southern Italian city of Caserta for his private visit. *** Good morning, Brothers and Sisters, My brother, Pastor John, began by speaking of the center o...read more
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines in the middle of January. In an unannounced briefing in the Vatican Press Office this afternoon, the director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, announced the Pope will be making the Apostolic visit from Jan....
On July 6 the Church in Australia celebrated the annual event of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday. “Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have joyfully embraced the good news of Jesus, and become part of the community of his disciples,” the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference noted in i...
During Pope Francis' Saturday visit to Caserta, he met with diocesan priests in the Palatine Chapel of the Palace of Caserta around 4 p.m. Below is a translation of the text of the Holy Father’s dialogue with the priests. * * * Monsignor D’Alise, Bishop of Caserta: Your Holiness, I haven’t prepared anything i...
Quote for July 29th
"Nothing unites the soul to God more closely, or breeds contempt of the world sooner, than being harassed and distressed."
- St. Philip Neri
1) The Kingdom of God is like ... The Gospel of today's liturgy concludes the thirteen chapter of Matthew and at the same time Jesus’ teachings in parables. Even the three short parables …read more
-- 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 Psalm 126:1bc-2ab,2cd-3,4-5,6 Matthew 20:20-28 Saint James was the son of Zebedee and Salome and the brother of John the Apostle. He was a fisherman and, as he was in …read more
Pope Francis has met with the young Sudanese who was imprisoned and sentenced to death for marrying a Christian. The Holy Father met with Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 27, at 1 p.m. in Casa …read more
The current predicament between the Palestinians and Israel was exasperated during the nine months of negotiations that were proposed by the U.S. administration. During this period of …read more
On the occasion of the Argentine shrine’s anniversary, Pope Francis has thanked the faithful of Buenos Aires for their devotion to the place of worship which is particularly dear to him. The …read more