Here is the third Advent homily given by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. He delivered the homily today. The first and second Advent homilies can be viewed here: en/articles/father-cantalamessa-s-1st-advent-homily en/articles/fr-cantalamessa-s-2nd-advent-homily * ...read more
Pope Francis is lamenting that characteristics such as power-hungry and egotistic at times are appropriate for describng people of the Church. According to Vatican Radio, duringhis daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta,the Pope reminded the faithful that the Church is insteada loving, tender mother "Many ti...
This morning the Pope received in audience delegations from Verona and Catanzaro, representing those who gave the gift of the Nativity scene and the Christmas tree in Saint Peter’s Square this year. Here is a translation of the Pope’s address. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, I meet you on the day that t...
Today Pope Francis received in audience directors and athletes of the Italian National Olympic Committee (I.N.O.C.), on the occasion of the centenary of its foundation. Here is a translation of the Holy Father’s address. * * * Dear Friends of I.N.O.C. I give you all my cordial greeting and thank the Pres...
Do not seek anything other than the Lord; but rather seek the Lord himself, and he will answer you.
~ St. Augustine
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address Monday to directors, staff and family of TV2000. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. I am sorry for the delay, but there were so many, …read more
Franciscan Fr. Samon Shukardin, 53, has been named bishop of Hyderabad, Pakistan. The diocese has a population of some 22.3 million, with just around 47,000 Catholics. They are served by some …read more
Here below are some of the discourses from today's press conference for the presentation of the Final Report on the Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States …read more
During his morning Mass, he said Jesus rejected hypocrites who call themselves 'pure.' To view the video click here URL: …read more
A documentary, titled 'The Heart of a Murderer' tells the story. To view the video click here URL: …read more
On a visit to a Roman parish Sunday evening, the Pope had lively discussions with various groups from the congregation, including children preparing to receive their First Communion. He told …read more
The Pope has called for nothing other than pure joy as we prepare for Christmas, and given a three-step recipe for making sure we can live the birth of the Christ Child with joy. This was his …read more
Pope Francis is warning against being rigid, noting that often it's a trait of hypocrisy. According to Vatican Radio, during the Pope's daily Mass in Casa Santa Marta this morning, he said …read more