An American priest who ministers to the sick has called Pope Francis a "real pastor" who, through taking risks and reaching out, teaches priests "how to pastor better." In an interview with ZENIT this week, Fr. Gerald Mahon, pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Minnesota, said "Jesus was always wanting to meet so...read more
A Mexican wave of moral indignation swept through the chattering class this month when the hypothesis was raised of a link between abortion and breast cancer. We heard, in shrill tones, that claims of such a link are “factually incorrect” (blogger Mia Freedman), “absurd” (Simon Breheny of the IPA) and even “an ins...
Here is an article by Los Angeles' Archbishop José Gomez, regarding the family. It was published in the archdiocesan news bulletin. * * * As the summer winds down and we move into fall, we need to turn our prayers and reflection to the meeting of the world’s bishops that Pope Francis has called for October 5-19...
The Vatican has released the program for Pope Francis’ visit to the military shrine of Redipuglia in north east Italy where, on the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, he will pray for those who have died in all wars. On Saturday 13th September, the Pope is due to arrive at 9:15 a.m. at the Austro-Hungarian...
Quote for August 28th
'As sailors are guided by star to the port, so are Christians guided to Heaven by Mary.'
- St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Pope Francis has repeatedly asked the international community to put an end to human trafficking. Now the Vatican has announced the theme of his message for the next World Day of Peace. It's: …read more
Pope Francis has sent a message to the Methodist and Waldensian (Valdese) churches on occasion of their 24-29 August Synod in Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy. The telegram, signed by Vatican …read more
The first African to host a television series on the global Catholic television network EWTN has urged Pope Francis to visit Africa - and soon. Father Maurice Emelu,a Catholic priest, …read more
Below is a translation of the message Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sent Saturday afternoon on behalf of Pope Francis forthe occasion of the 35th Edition of the Meeting for …read more
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has expressed dismay at the collapse of Gaza peace talks, saying peace is unlikely until there is a new culture and mentality that allows the people of Gaza …read more
The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has appealed for donations to help thousands of Iraqi Christians who have been forced to leave their homeland by the Islamic State. In a communique issued …read more
-- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3a,14-17 Psalm 96:10,11-12,13 Matthew 23:23-26 Jesus accuses the scribes and pharisees of neglecting what is most important in God's Law. He has just declared that the …read more
Pope Francis reflected on the profession of faith of St. Peter, saying that Christ calls each one of us to offer our faith to build his Church. The Gospel of St. Matthew recalled Simon …read more