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...read more
Here is a letter sent last week by the bishops of Texas to US RepresentativeMichael McCaulregarding the situation of refugee children at the US-Mexico border. * * * Dear Representative McCaul, As the bishops of the Catholic Dioceses of Texas, we strongly urge you--and your fellow policymakers at both the st...
Here is the latest column from Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, reprinted from the Denver Catholic Register. * * * “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians,” Patriarch Louis Sako said after the July 19 noon deadline passed. Mosul has been a city with a Christian presence ...
Heartbeat International, a pregnancy resource center, announced that two million people have now reached out to its 24-hour hotline Option Line, designed for those seeking abortion alternatives and pregnancy resources, since its inception in 2003. With more than 100,000 hours of non-stop operation, Option Line u...
Quote for July 30th
"Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts."
St. John Chrysostom
-- 1 Kings 3:5,7-12 Psalm 119:57,72,76-77,127-128,129-130 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52 King Solomon, the son of David, was established in his kingdom and built the temple for God. The Book …read more
-- Sirach 44:1,10-15 Psalm 132:11,13-14,17-18 Matthew 13:16-17 Today we celebrate the memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They were chosen by God to …read more
The Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land says that to restore peace in the war-torn region, a courageous, charismatic leader such as Pope Francis is needed. Just two months ago, Fr. …read more
On behalf of the bishops conference of England and Wales, Bishop Declan Lang has issued the following press release. *** As Chair of the International Department of the Bishops’ Conference of …read more
The Pope spent his lunchtime today queuing up for food in the Vatican canteen and dining with Vatican staff. Franco Piano, the chef, has reflected on Francis’ surprise visit there in an …read more
The Holy Father has sent his condolences to the families of victims killed in a deadly plane crash in the African country of Mali yesterday. The telegram was sent Friday on behalf of the Holy …read more
A crucial stipulation regarding the right to religious freedom in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being “violated universally” and is “under threat in almost every corner of the …read more
South Korea's central bank has announced that on Sept. 30 it will release a set of commemorative coins to celebrate Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the country next month. The Bank of Korea …read more