Following his Regina Coeli address, Pope Francis lead thousands in praying the Hail Mary for those who died after a fishing boat carrying an estimated 700 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Although Italian border police have rescued 28 people, an estimated 700 people are feared dead in what may be the worst...read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' address before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In the biblical readings of today's liturgy, the word "witness" resounds twice. The first time is on the lips of P...
Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, died this morning at his home. He was 78 and had been battling cancer for years. He was the eighth Archbishop of Chicago andthe first native Chicagoan to serve in the role. He was named the archbishop of Chicago in 1997. Cardinal George submitted his let...
The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. The...
Quote for April 17th
“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”
― St. Francis of Assisi
Speaking at Casa Santa Marta, he discussed how early Christian communities shared everything. To view the video click here URL: …read more
In preaching, the Church's message must always be spoken with frankness and courage, without fear of announcing the truth. These were the words of Pope Francis in his morning homily at Casa …read more
"It is a privilege to participate in the work of the Father who forms the heart of the Son in those whom the Spirit has called." With these words, Pope Francis encouraged participants in an …read more
The ninth meeting of the Council of Cardinals desired by Pope Francis to assist him in the governance of the Universal Church to study the plans for reforming the Apostolic Constitution “ …read more
Termed the 'Titanic priest,' Father Thomas Byles--who rather than save his life stayed on the sinking ship to pray with passengers--could be made saint. According to survivors, the priest …read more
After the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was found guilty last week, the Massachusetts Catholic Conference released a statement opposing the death penalty for the defendant. Dzhokhar …read more
The Vatican announced today several appointments made by Pope Francis: - Msgr. Paolo Rocco Gualtieri, nunciature counsellor, as apostolic nuncio in Madagascar, elevating him to the dignity of …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Saturday to participants in an international congress for formators of consecrated men and women. The congress was held in Rome …read more