Pope Francis paid a private visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Thursday afternoon, to pray for the success of his upcoming voyage to Albania. A brief statement from the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ, said the Holy Father made the trip across the city centre to the ...read more
Pope Francis focused on the Resurrection as the seal of Christian identity at Mass this morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence. Drawing on the words of St Paul the Apostle from his Letter to the Corinthians, read today at Mass, Pope Francis spoke of the difficulty that some Christians – and others, wh...
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave Thursday to bishops who were appointed over the last year. * * * Dear Brothers, I am happy to meet with you now personally, because in truth I must say that in some way I already know you. Not long ago you were presented to me by the Congregation of Bis...
Scotland’s Catholic bishops have responded to the result of yesterday's referendum, expressing hope that all will now come together for the benefit of the country’s future. In a statement, the bishops’ conference said it “recognises and respects the result of the Scottish referendum, that Scotland should remain a...
Quote for September 19th
'In order to be perfect, we must not only obey and honour our superiors; we must honour our equals and inferiors also.'
St. Philip Neri
Pennsylvania-based artist Neilson Carlin sees his work as a true calling from God. And he says that each new commission to depict some hero or truth of the faith is an opportunity for …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Can a Catholic priest celebrate the funeral of a …read more
"At the Synod there will certainly be expressions and interventions that do not correspond with the doctrine of the Church, but in the end, it will not be able but to reaffirm what the Church …read more
Here are the remarks given today in Rome byArchbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at the presentation of theWorld Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015. *** Thank you Archbishop Paglia, …read more
The car with Vatican number plates was stopped by customs officers as it passed a border control near Chambery, France, today. Two Italians aged 41 and 30 were arrested after four kilos of …read more
Once upon a time there was a church founded on God’s entering into human history in order to give humanity a path to eternal life and happiness with him. The Savior that God sent, his …read more
Today at the Vatican, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia presentedLove Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive, the foundational document for the eighth World Meeting of Families, to be …read more
The Commission of Cardinals for the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), popularly known as the Vatican Bank, has appointed Mauricio Larrain (Chile) and Carlo Salvatori (Italy) as …read more