The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, at the end of this month to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. The purpose of theMarc...read more
A CNN poll released Thursday finds that a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on the legality of abortion. The largest percentage of Americans (38%) favor abortion being legal in only a few circumstances. At the opposite ends of the spectrum, 27% want abortion legal in all circumstances, while 20% w...
1) Lent: 40 Days of exodus to go to the Promised Land. As suggested by today’s liturgy (the first Sunday of Lent) the right way to take part in Lent is to remember and relive what it was like for Him the 40 days of prayer and fasting spent in the desert and that ended with the passing of three tests. ...
The Vatican has prepared a virtual book to mark the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis' election. Called "Do We Want to Become Holy? Yes or No?", the 36-page book includes some of the most striking of Francis' messages since he became the Successor of St. Peter last March 13. Each of the quotes is linked to the...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
The Tyburn Nuns of England will this week celebrate the return of their restored megillah, a scroll of the biblical book of Esther dating back to the late 18th century. The “Tyburn Megillah” …read more
A Centre of Formation for the New Evangelisation has been established in the grounds of a Benedictine abbey in England. Catholic education experts have established the centre, called the …read more
The members of the Cardinals’ Commission of the Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR) – colloquially known as the Vatican Bank - have nominated Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello as their …read more
A statement from the director of the Vatican Museums says it was Pope Francis himself who decided to make accessible to everyone the gardens of the Pontifical Villas “where the splendor of …read more
Here is a translation of the full address given by Pope Francis last Thursday to the Congregation for Bishops. * * * The Essential Mission of the Congregation In the celebration of the …read more
An organization supported by Catholics in Canada annouced last month that it was able to provide housing for 400 families in Haiti affected by the 2010 earthquake. On February 7, 2014, four …read more
Thirty-three leaders of Jewish, Christian and Muslim national religious organizations said that support from religious communities is essential to achieving a two-state peace agreement …read more
The dean of the College of Cardinals conferred the red hat on 98-year-old Loris Francesco Capovilla on Saturday, an honor that recognized his service as personal secretary of Pope John XXIII. …read more