Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said Chinese Christians can be optimists even if the situation facing the Church of China has not changed. Cardinal Zen was in Rome for the start of the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium Tuesday afternoon in Rome's Urbaniana University on the theme"Mission in Asia: Pope J...read more
During his daily morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francisstressed how the Church must be poor, humble, and completely focused on God. If it is tempted into “ostentation” and “vanity,” he said, it will not accomplish its mission. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on how the “poor Church ...
Krzysztof Witkowski, a successful entrepreneur, has been director for 24 years of “President Electronics Poland,” a radio-communications firm in Czestochowa, a city renowned for its monastery where the famous icon of the “Black Madonna” is kept. However, like many entrepreneurs who lead a frenetic and stressful lif...
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address to Syro-Malabar Rite Catholics who came to Rome for Sunday's canonization of Saints Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Euphrasia Eluvathingal, who are both from Kerala, India. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, I am pleased to join you in giving th...
Quote for November 24th
“Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.”
― St. Thérèse de Lisieux
The Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry’s 29th international conference will focus this year on the topic of autism. The Thursday through Saturday event was presented at a press …read more
Feeling spiritually comfortable is a "state of sin," Pope Francis cautioned today during his morning homily at the Casa Santa Marta as he reflected on the problem of lukewarmness. As reported …read more
-- Revelation 4:1-11 Psalm 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 Luke 19:11-28 Chapter Four of the Book of Revelation switches from the situation of the seven churches to the things that will take place, to the …read more
Magda Kaczmarek, a senior staff member of the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, visited the former Soviet Republic of Belarus earlier this month. In this interview, …read more
The president of Senegal, Macky Sall, today visited Pope Francis at the Vatican. A statement from the Vatican press office noted that the two discussed "the important contribution offered [in …read more
Here is the address given Monday byCardinal GerhardMüller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the colloquim underway in the Vatican on the complementarity of man …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Earlier this year I visited a religious community in …read more
From his meeting with the European Parliament and the Council of Europe at Strasbourg, to his visit to Turkey, the end of November is looking quite busy for Pope Francis. The tireless Pontiff …read more