At Casa Santa Marta, Francis Says Fruits of the Suffering of the Just Are Often Yet to Be See
Pope Francis today at his morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta confronted one of the perennial questions of the heart: Why do good things happen to bad people and the contrary for good people? Echoing the questions posed in the first reading, from the Prophet Malachi, the Pope reflected: “How many times do we se...
Syrian Catholic Patriarch of Antioch: ‘Our Families Are Divided and Torn’
The Syrian Catholic Patriarch of Antiochsays his region'sfamilies are 'divided' and 'torn' and this tragic situation can sometimes leave bishops and patriarchs feeling helpless. Patriarch IgnatiusYoussef III Younan expressed this at the Holy See Press Officethis afternoonduring a briefing on the fourth day ...
"Where such 'assistance' is legal, most people taking the lethal drugs do so not because of pain but because they feel they are helpless and a 'burden' on others. The state of California in effect is now confirming this judgment. A government that legalizes assisted suicide sends the terrible message Pope Francis has so eloquently warned us against, that there is such a thing as disposable people'
Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), responded on October 6 to Governor Jerry Brown's signing of the new California law legalizing assisted suicide. Cardinal O'Malley called the governor's decision "a great tragedy ...
"The work of this synod needs to show much more confidence in the Word of God, the transformative power of grace, and the ability of people to actually live what the Church believes"
Archbishop Charles Chaput delivered the following intervention, Oct. 7 in Rome at the Synod of Bishops on the Family. It is reprinted here from his archdiocesan paper, the Catholic Philly. *** Brothers, TheInstrumentumseemed to present us with two conflicting views: pastoral despair or a decision to...
Quote for October 9th
You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.
-Saint Therese of Lisieux
Florida Diocese Expands Ministry
This report is contributed by Kevin Burke, MSS -- Donna Gardner is the coordinator of the Rachel’s Vineyard post-abortion healing retreats for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach, …read more
Pope Francis on Wednesday authorised the Congregation for Saints' Causesto promulgate the following decrees: MARTYRDOM - Servant of God Valentin Palencia Marquina, Spanish diocesan priest, …read more
Pope Francis hasconfirmed the election of Rev. Sarkis Davidian as Armenian bishop of Ispahan, Iran. Sarkis Davidianwas born in 1943 in Aleppo, Syria, and was ordained a priest in 1970. He has …read more
“God always wants to build bridges; we are the ones that build walls! And walls collapse, always.”
Here is a ZENIT translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today’s Audience will be …read more
The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis has met with Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, but did not elaborate. In a statement released by the Holy See Press Office this afternoon, its …read more
Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for this month calls for an end to human trafficking and remembers the plight of immigrants and refugees. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions …read more
After today's catechesis, Pope Francis blessed a statue of St. Rita of Cascia, offered by a group of Lebanese faithful to the Italian archdiocese of Spoleto-Norcia, which will be placed at …read more
Recall Pope Francis' Calls to Defend Basic Human Right
With international religious freedom increasingly imperiled, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) must be reauthorized quickly so it can continue to “highlight the …read more