Some 50 former and current professional soccer players representing different religions are to take part in an “Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace” in Rome’s Olympic Stadium this evening. Pope Francis, who had the original idea for the event, received the players at the Vatican this afternoon. “Tonight’s spo...read more
In an interview published in the latest edition of a monthly supplement on women for the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has stressed the Leadership Conference of Women Religious do not represent all US nuns, “but just a group of nuns who form part of an association.” The cardinal...
Addressingthe 22nd Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Archbishop Tomasi, who is the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, exhortedthe international community to takeconcrete steps to stop the ongoing violence and persecution o...
Pope Francis has responded to the question, "How to receive Jesus Christ?" by saying the answer may be something you can conceal in your pocket. Addressing those gathered this morning at his first daily Mass in Casa Santa Marta after a summer break, Pope Francis asked: “How do I receive Jesus Christ?”, to which h...
Quote for September 1st
'Love above everything the glory of God. May God, infinitely good, be the aim of your words, your thoughts, and your actions.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
The King of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, has said he is willing to help 200 Christian families forced from their homes in Mosul, according to a senior Church official in the region. …read more
Here is the English-language summary of Pope Francis' General Audience of today: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters: We affirm in the Creed that the Church is one and that she is holy. One because …read more
-- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Psalm 145:2-3,4-5,6-7 Matthew 24:42-51 Jesus' last major discourse in the Gospel of Matthew foretells the destruction of the Temple (24:1-2), announces the signs of his …read more
A soccer match proposed by Pope Francis and made up of players representing different cultures and religions is to take place in Rome’s Olympic stadium on September 1st. The Interreligious …read more
The Pope's special envoy to Iraq is to meet the Eastern Patriarchs in Washington D.C. in the coming weeks, the Holy See's representative to the United Nations in Geneva has said. Archbishop …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q:I was hearing recently that some religious …read more
By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver, Colorado From Conan O’Brien to little kids inspired to help those in need, people across the country have taken up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in …read more
Pope Francis is to meet Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai at the Vatican on Thursday for talks on Christians suffering in the Middle East at the hands of the Islamic State. Anonymous sources …read more