On Dec. 7, as the Focolare Movement marked its 30th anniversary, the president announced the decision to request the opening of a cause of beatification for the founder. Maria Voce, the president of the lay movement that seeks to promote unity, explained the petition to recognize the holiness of Chiara Lubich (19...read more
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated around the world, January 18-25, 2014. Printed resources in English and French for the 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity can still be ordered (in PDF) from the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC). These resources may be freely downloaded online. The CCC...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration designated February 8 as an annual day of prayer for survivors and victims of human trafficking. February 8 is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. Once Josephine was ...
The U.S. Senate should support local cable channels and the programming they carry by supporting a bill that preserves them, said the chairman of the Committee on Communications of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City urged support for the Community Access Prese...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
“Two percent of the people think; three percent think they think; and ninety-five percent would rather die than think.” Those words of George Bernard Shaw were meant as dry humor. But …read more
Pope Francis met with President Denis Sassou N’Guesso of the Republic of Congo this morning at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Among the topics discussed were the positive contributions of the …read more
“Man’s greatness is measured on the basis of one who seeks and the insistence with which he continues to seek,” said the philosopher Martin Heidegger. Nelson Mandela can truly be described as …read more
Pope Francis commemorated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception by continuing a tradition of venerating a statue of the Blessed Mother in Rome. The statue, located in the famed Piazza di …read more
Here is Pope Francis' address to a delegation from the Dignitatis Humanae Institute on Saturday. * * * Lord Cardinals, Illustrious Gentlemen, I thank you for this meeting. I am especially …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address before and after the recitation of the Angelus this Sunday in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, hello, This second …read more
Pope Francis' 77th birthday is Dec. 17 and the group Catholic to the Max will be shipping to Rome a giant birthday card for the occasion. The Pope's birthday card was at the National Catholic …read more
Here is the statement released today by ArchbishopStephen Brislinof Cape Town, president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference. * * * We heard of the death of Rolihlahla Nelson …read more