ZENIT will return with its regular news dispatch on Tuesday, April 22. The entire ZENIT staff wishes a most blessed Easter to all of our readers.read more
By Roger Kiska of the Alliance Defending Freedom On Tuesday, April 8, the Second Section of the European Court of Human Rights ruled decisively and comprehensively that Hungary’s new Church Act was contrary to the principles of the European Convention of Human Rights and that the de-registration (and subsequent ...
Celebrating the Easter Sunday liturgy in St. Peter’s Square, Francis emphasized that the Resurrection is the event that gives Christianity its meaning. Without it, he said, “the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse.” Creating a bridge between Eastern and Western Catholics, the Gospel of the 90-minut...
The Alabama Supreme Court handed down a decision today declaring that the term “child” in a state law includes the unborn. “The Alabama Supreme Court has given us a decision that is almost unique – it uses common sense and logical consistency when talking about unborn children,” said Father Frank Pavone, national...
Quote for April 23rd
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."
- Blessed John XXIII
“We are living Holy Week, but we also feel the weight of Good Friday and the divisions of Christians” His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal tells ZENIT ahead of the Holy Father’s trip to the …read more
The leaderof Catholics inSyriahas issued adesperate plea for international help, describing how one child was killed and 60 others were injured when a bomb landed on a school playground …read more
-- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 There is an excellent new book by Brant Pitre on Jesus the Bridegroom (Image 2014). It has …read more
Students from more than 200 universities around the world gather every year in Rome during Holy Week for the UNIV forum, sponsored by Opus Dei. "TheEcology of the Person and His Environment" …read more
-- Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-15 On the night of the Last Supper, when Jesus washes the feet of his disciples, God descends to the …read more
The Cuban government has issued a directive making Good Friday an annual holiday. The decision comes in response to a request made by Pope Benedict XVI to President Raul Castro during his …read more
The bishops conference of England and Wales has issued a statement saying that Pope Francis did not intend public distribution of the answers to the questionnaire on marriage and family life …read more
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' homily at this morning's Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. * * * Dear Brother Priests, In the eternal "today" of Holy Thursday, when Christ showed …read more