What Is Their Role During the Rite of Ordination?
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: In the ordination of permanent deacons, during the procession, some wives of deacons expressed the idea of wives carrying their husbands' vestments and walking beside or behi...
Issues Motu Proprio Placing All Communications Offices Into Unified Management
Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter published on Saturday, called a motu proprio (Latin for “on one’s own initiative”), that establishes a new Secretariat for Communications. The Motu Proprio placed all communications offices under the new Secretariat. Those offices include the Pontifical Council for Social ...
"Teach prayer by praying, announce the faith by believing; offer witness by living!"
Below is the Vatican Radio-provided full English translation of Pope Francis' prepared remarks for the Mass for the Feast ofSts. Peter and Paul yesterday morning in St. Peter's Basilica: **** The reading, taken from the Acts of the Apostles, speaks to us of the first Christian community besieged by persecuti...
Francis Says Believers Are to 'Touch' Christ Confident of His Saving Grace
If you are in need of healing, reach out to Christ for His saving grace. Pope Francis explored this theme today during his Angelus address to the faithful in St. Peter's Square at noon. The Pope recalled Mark'sGospel today which shows two instances where two people were saved bytheir faith.The first involveda...
Quote for June 28th
“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!”
-St. Catherine of Sienna
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Francis gave when he met with youngsters and young people gathered in Vittorio Square in Turin on Sunday evening. After the greeting of two leaders, …read more
5 Church Leaders Issue Joint Appeal
This report is provided by Clare Creegan and John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need * * * Charging that extremism hurts all faiths, Syrian Patriarchs have called on their faithful to …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Sunday evening when he met with the sick and the disabled in Turin’s church of the Little House of Divine Providence, known as the …read more
Do you succeed in having your friendship with Jesus “shine” in your attitudes, in your way of behaving?
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis prepared for his meeting Sunday evening with youth in Turin. He did not deliver his prepared speech, instead speaking off-the-cuff to …read more
The Holy Father left the Archbishopric this morning and went by car to the Waldensian Temple of Turin. Pope Francis was received at the entrance of the Temple by the Moderator of the …read more
Vatican's Substitute of the Secretariat of State Was Rushed to Emergency Room During Mass on Sunday Morning
Pope Francis has made another unscheduled stop during his two-day pastoral visit to the northern Italian city of Turin. Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Substitute for General Affairs of …read more
After meeting with the members of the Waldensian Temple, Pope Francis had a family reunion with his ownrelatives in Turin. Vatican Radio reported that the Pope “met with around 30 of his …read more
Benedictine Church Was Built Where Jesus Multiplied Loaves and Fish Near Sea of Galilee
The Catholic bishops of the Holy Land have unanimously condemnedthe arson attack on the BenedictineChurch of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish. In a statement released by the official …read more