Discuss 3 key questions about today's economy
This week in Rome the Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (FCAPP), the organization established in 1993 by Pope John Paul II to promote the social doctrine of the Church, convened an international conference to examine the theme of “Rethinking Key Features of Economic and Social Life.” During this conferen...
Says peaceful election was the 'fruit of prayer'
This report is contributed by Mark von Riedemann of Aid to the Church in Need. -- The Nigerian bishop whose diocese has been hardest hit by Boko Haram expressed confidence in his country’s newly elected president, Muhammadu Buhari, to lead the fight against the jihadist organization. Bishop Oliver Doehme o...
Tells Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization How to Open Our Minds, Hearts
"The New Evangelization is this: to be aware of the merciful love of the Father so that we also become instruments of salvation for our brothers." Pope Francis made this statement when addressing participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization at the Vatican t...
Discuss National Reconciliation, Care for Society and the Poor
Pope Francis met today with Miro Cerar, the prime minister of the Republic of Slovenia. A communique from the Vatican press office described the discussions as "cordial," saying that the Holy Father and Cerar highlighted the good relations that exist between the Holy See and Slovenia. "The Parties confirmed t...
Quote for May 29th
"Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades."
- G.K. Chesterton
"Today, the Church’s mission is faced by the challenge of meeting the needs of all people to return to their roots and to protect the values of their respective cultures."
Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis' message for the 89thWorld Mission Sunday to be celebrated October 18, 2015: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, The 2015 World Mission Sunday …read more
"We too are given the gift of the 'language' of the Gospel and the 'fire' of the Holy Spirit, for us to proclaim the Risen Jesus in our midst and to warm the hearts of people, bringing them closer to Him."
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' address before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli this Pentecost Sunday in St. Peter's Square: *** Before the Regina Coeli: Dear brothers and …read more
In Pentecost Sunday Homily, Francis Says Spirit's Ability to Guide, Renew Can Conquer Corruption, Sin
The gift of the Holy Spirit renews the earth.Pope Francis made thisstatement during Mass for Pentecost Sunday this morning in St. Peter's Basilica: In his homily, the Holy Father remindedthe …read more
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' homily for Pentecost Sundayduring Mass this morning in St. Peter's Basilica: *** “As the Father has sent me, even so I send you... …read more
This articleis provided by Sarkis Boghjalian, director of the US branch of Aid to the Church in Need. --- I would like to start with this quotation from Dabiq -- the online publication of …read more
British Ambassador to Holy See Reflects on “The New Climate Economy. How Economic Growth and Sustainability Can Go Hand in Hand” Conference in Rome
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Church, government, business: a climate change alliance.' Published on May 21st, it is from Ambassador …read more
Cardinal Kurt Koch says the Nostra Aetate declaration was a landmark in relations between the Catholic Church and other faiths. According to an interview with Vatican Radio, the President of …read more
During Mass at Santa Marta, Says Jesus' Gaze Enables Us to Know What to Do, Repent for Sin
To know what we must do to change our hearts, let Jesus gaze upon you. During Pope Francis' daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, he made this suggestion. According to Vatican Radio, the …read more