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
Visits Waldensian Temple in Turin on Final Day of Papal Visit
Pope Francis asked forgiveness for Catholics' persecution of the Waldensians, an evangelical movement that began in the 12th century. It was founded by Peter Waldo, a wealthy merchant in …read more
Pope Francis is urging young people to live a chaste love, since true love respects the other and refuses to use him or her. The youth of Turin welcomed Pope Francis this evening as he …read more
During the first day of his two-day trip to Turin, Pope Francis stopped this afternoon to spend about an hour with sick and disabled persons, saying it is a "grave social sin" to consider …read more
Francis Speaks About 30 Minutes Off the Cuff With Salesian Religious in Turin
Pope Francis has stressed that just like Don Bosco, today's Salesians face the challenge of how to take care of young people. Despite having scripted remarks, the Holy Father calledhis …read more
Says Shroud Pushes Us Toward Face of All Those Suffering, Unjustly Persecuted
Pope Francis has drawn attention to his Italian roots. Inhis Sunday Angelus address during his two-day pastoral visit to the northern Italian city of Turin, June 21-22, the Argentine Pontiff …read more
Following his meeting with workers from Turin, the Holy Father made his way to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, home to the famed Shroud of Turin. The linen burial cloth bears the image …read more
Here is ZENIT translation of Pope Francis' Angelus address, before and after reciting the Marian prayer,after the Mass he presided overin Piazza Vittorio during his two-day pastoral visit to …read more
“The spirit of the world is always looking for something new, but it is only the faithfulness of Jesus that is capable of true innovation, of making us new men.”
Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ homily during the outdoor Mass in Piazza Vittorio in Turin. * * * In the Opening Prayer, we prayed: “Give your people, Father, the gift of living …read more