Before reciting the Angelus prayer at noon today, Pope Francis explained the meaning of today's Gospel reading and the parable of the wheat and the tares. The parable, he said, is a teaching of Jesus which addresses “the problem of evil in the world and highlights the patience of God.” The Pope explained how th...read more
The United States should seek an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, provide humanitarian relief to the vulnerable people of Gaza, and return to the challenge of pursuing a just and lasting peace, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. Bishop Richard Pates o...
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has asked the U.S. bishops to join with him in prayer and action for peace in world trouble spots, including the Middle East, Ukraine, Africa and Central America. He also urged the bishops to express solidarity...
The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees responded with concern to President Obama’s July 21 executive order to prohibit federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination and to forbid “gender identity” discrimination in the employment of ...
Quote for July 22nd
"The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man."
- G.K. Chesterton
On Wednesday the U.S. Senate voted against considering S. 2578, a bill empowering the federal government to override the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and other federal conscience laws …read more
“In Sudan, bishops and priests have been living as de facto illegals. They are not allowed to have passports and are denied legal status—they cannot leave the country and would likely be …read more
Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson has suggested that a papal visit to Africa is not far-fetched. In a wide-ranging interview with ZENIT,the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and …read more
In April of this year the Vatican hosted the Conference on Combating Human Trafficking, bringing together both law enforcement professionals and social workers involved in the battle against …read more
The archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has today joined 20 British faith leaders calling for Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill not to be enacted. In a joint statement …read more