Renews Heartfelt Appeal for Victims of Conflict
"No more war!" Pope Francis exclaimed after today's catechesis at the general audience. This appealwas made as the Holy Father reflected on the end of the Second World War in the Far East and lamented how the people suffering today from conflicts and prayed the world will never have to experience the horrors of su...
"It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible"
Pope Francis intends the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy to be an encounter with God the Father, "whose tenderness is almost tangible," a Father who "welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed." Thus, for the Jubilee Year, the Pope has expanded faculties to forgive abortion and also given priests...
During Mass at Santa Marta, Says Stop Chattering, Start Comforting
Christians are to comfort each other through good works and kind words and not with useless chatter. In his first public daily Mass at his residence since his summer break, Francis called on Catholics to realize our God lives and will come to find us, and therefore,to live accordingly, reported Vatican Radio. ...
"Pope Francis and the People" Airs Friday on ABC
Monday in Rome, Pope Francis taped his contribution for a television program that will be broadcast on the American ABC TV network on Friday evening. It was a series of three satellite television links with three different localities in the United States that the Pope will notbe visiting on his trip here later thi...
Quote for August 31st
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
-Saint Gerard Majella
“The spirit of prayer gives back time to God, it steps away from the obsession of a life that is always lacking time, it rediscovers the peace of necessary things, and discovers the joy of unexpected gifts.”
Here is the text of the address Pope Francis gave at the general audience this morning, held in St. Peter’s Square, as he continued with his catechesis series on the family. Today was the …read more
During General Audience, Francis Speaks on Importance of Making Time for Prayer
If we really love God and cherish our relationship with Him, we need to spend time with Him in prayer.During his weekly General Audience in a sunny St. Peter's Square this morning, the Pope …read more
Recently Instituted Day Will Be Celebrated In St. Peter's Basilica on Tuesday
Pope Francis announced that next Tuesday, Sept.1, the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation will be celebrated in St. Peter's Square. At the conclusion of today's General Audience, the …read more
Work of St. James Marks 60 Years
Pope Francis is encouraging Hebrew-speaking Catholics in the Holy Land to allow their lives to be "transfigured by God's presence" and thus become ever more effective instruments of dialogue …read more
"Children are a gift! Not just because are they cute, not just for the joy they can bring, but precisely because they are so demanding: they demand our love and care."
The Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia, held its annual Mass for Pregnant Mothers last Sunday. Archbishop Anthony Fisher told the moms and their families that since children are the future of …read more
Pope Francis has extended the boundaries of the Eparchy of Mandya, including the six civil districts of the Bangalore region, and accepted the election of Father Antony Kariyil as bishop. The …read more
November Event Marks 50 Years Since Dei Verbum
One way for families to live out the exhortation Pope Francis made today at the general audience of fostering love for God's Word in the family is to participate in National Bible Week this …read more
Lack of Properties Means Difficult Living Situations
This report is contributed by Eva-Maria Kolmann of Aid to the Church in Need. -- “Priests who do not have a calling will not last long here in the Ukraine.” Such, plain and simple, is the …read more