Says 'No One Is Excluded From God's Infinite Love' During 1st Weekly General Audience Following Summer Break
“The Church knows well that the situation of the divorced who have entered a second union contradicts the Christian sacrament of Marriage. However, her gaze always draws from a mother's heart, which, animated by the Holy Spirit, always looks for the good and the salvation of people.” Pope Francis stressed this d...
Bishop Joseph Zhang Yinlin Recognized Both By Holy See and Chinese Government
The Diocese of Anyang, located in the Henan province (China), has a new Coadjutor Bishop. Bishop Joseph Zhang Yinlin, the former Vicar General of the Diocese was ordained yesterday at the Cathedral of Anyang. According to Asia News, this marks the first episcopal ordination in the country since that of Bishop Ma...
Urges 10,000 to Be Missionaries, Not Be Closed In
Pope Francis is urgingaltar servers to go out to be missionaries to the world. Speaking to about 10,000 altar servers from three different continents tonight in St. Peter's Square, the Pope said, "Precisely because we are filled with the joy of being friends with Jesus Christ, faith draws us towards others, mak...
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein Speaks on Crowdfunding Campaign to Rebuild the Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha
"The false gods will be eliminated." This verse is taken from the Aleinu, the Jewish closing prayer of the morning, afternoon and evening services. It is a beautiful hymn of praise, one that signifies the Jewish people's faith in the one true God. On June 18th, 2015, arsonists twisted that prayer to justify a...
Quote for August 5th
'As patience leads to peace, and study to science, so are humiliations the path that leads to humility.'
- St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Appeals to Presidents Vladimir Putin and Petr Poroshenko To End Bloodshed of Innocent Civilians and Engage in Dialogue
In identical messages sent to Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko, the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has called for the end to the bloodshed in …read more
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples Talks about His Experience in Iraq, First as Nuncio and then as Papal Envoy
“It is Pope Francis’ intention to go to Iraq and I believe, without a doubt, he will do so, although I cannot foresee the opportune moment now because everyone understands that this is still …read more
Expresses Gratitude for Pope’s Appeal at Sunday’s Angelus Address
The family of kidnapped Jesuit priest, Father Paolo Dall’Oglio thanked Pope Francis for his appeal during Sunday’s Angelus address. Following the recitation of the Angelus prayer with …read more
The Pontifical Council Cor Unum is planning a third meeting on September 17 with Catholic charitable organizations, active in counteracting the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. It is also …read more
While it has been announced that Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September as a “missionary of mercy,” he will also ask Cubans to abandon their hostilities and bitterness. This was the …read more
The proposal of law for the approval of assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada has been met with the firm opposition of the Bishops of the province of Saskatchewan, concerned particularly …read more
Protests held as investigators release third video exposing abortion giant’s use of fetal tissue
Pro-lifers across the United States rallied today to call for the end of taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, as the Center for Medical Progress released its third video from an …read more
“The detention of families is unnecessary, inhumane, and unworthy of our nation.”
The July 24 ruling by Judge Dolly Gee of the Federal District Court of California ordering the Obama administration to release from detention families fleeing violence in Central America was …read more