"Full Day in the Vatican" Available on Saturdays
A train tour from Vatican City to Castel Gandolfo is being offered by the Vatican Museums. The tour is available only on Saturdays and is called "Full Day in the Vatican." For more information on the 40 euro tour, see the Web site of the Vatican Museums: http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Home.html
"Licensing doctors to supply lethal drugs to terminally ill patients to help them commit suicide rests upon the premise that some lives are worth less than others. It is therefore contrary to human dignity"
Ahead of a debate on assisted suicide in the House of Commons next week, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, is urging the faithful to contact their representatives.Rob Marris’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ will receive its Second Reading in the House of Commons on Friday, September 11. -- Here is ...
Francis Calls on Faithful to See What Is Possible When We Trust in Jesus
When we can admit we are sinners, we are opened up to the astonishment of encountering Jesus.During his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis underscored this as he celebrated today's Eucharistic Celebration, which marks the feast of a doctor of the Church, St. Gregory the Great, reported Vatican R...
"While agreeing with most of the goals and targets enumerated in the Agenda, the Holy See, in conformity with its nature and particular mission, wishes to make the following reservations on some of the concepts used therein."
The Holy See submitted a position statement on the UN outcome document for the post-2015 development agenda. While recognizing that "the international community has come together and affirmed its commitment to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions and to ensure that all children, women and men throughou...
Quote for September 3rd
"Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit."
- Saint Lucy
Work of St. James Marks 60 Years
Pope Francis is encouraging Hebrew-speaking Catholics in the Holy Land to allow their lives to be "transfigured by God's presence" and thus become ever more effective instruments of dialogue …read more
"Children are a gift! Not just because are they cute, not just for the joy they can bring, but precisely because they are so demanding: they demand our love and care."
The Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia, held its annual Mass for Pregnant Mothers last Sunday. Archbishop Anthony Fisher told the moms and their families that since children are the future of …read more
Pope Francis has extended the boundaries of the Eparchy of Mandya, including the six civil districts of the Bangalore region, and accepted the election of Father Antony Kariyil as bishop. The …read more
November Event Marks 50 Years Since Dei Verbum
One way for families to live out the exhortation Pope Francis made today at the general audience of fostering love for God's Word in the family is to participate in National Bible Week this …read more
Lack of Properties Means Difficult Living Situations
This report is contributed by Eva-Maria Kolmann of Aid to the Church in Need. -- “Priests who do not have a calling will not last long here in the Ukraine.” Such, plain and simple, is the …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q:Is it permissible at a concelebrated funeral Mass for …read more
In Message to COP20 Forum on Climate Change, Cardinal Turkson Calls for Different Attitudes Toward Environment
Pope Francis suggests in hisencyclical on the environment Laudato si' that to recover harmony with Creation, "people ought to reflect on their lifestyles and ideals, in order to contemplate …read more
“The more the individual shuts himself in himself the more he destroys himself”
If international organizations are to be effective, there needs to be an understanding of the human person that is more realistic than the current one. This was suggested by Archbishop …read more