Pope Francis today assured that Christ is coming into our lives this Christmas and is asking for a response like Mary's, but warned that we might be too busy to pay attention. The Pope made this reflection today during his address before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. He ...read more
Pope Francis' speech to the Curia today was presented in some forums and headlines as the Pope "denouncing" ailments characteristic of the "Church's governing body." The Holy Father himself, though, characterized his reflection not as a denunciation, but as an examination of conscience "for us all": "a support and ...
At 10:30 this morning, Pope Francis received in audience the Cardinals and Superiors of the Roman Curia for the presentation of Christmas greetings. After the greeting of the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Pope gave the Roman Curia the address ZENIT translates below. * * * ...
This morning Pope Francis held his annual meeting with the Roman Curia to exchange Christmas greetings with the members of its component dicasteries, councils, offices, tribunals and commissions. Here is a summary of some of the points he made: * * * “It is good to think of the Roman Curia as a small model of...
A man is overcome by great awe when he considers the miracle of God descending, abiding in a mother's womb, assuming a human body with his divine essence, willingly growing in his mother's uterus for nine months, and the fact that this womb made of flesh was able to carry such fire -- a flame abiding in this delicate body without burning it. ~ Ephrem the Syrian
The Pope started off his big day by blowing out birthday candles in St. Peter's Square. To view the video click here URL: …read more
The Pope also prayed for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks. To view the video click here URL: …read more
The Pope highlighted that Jesus chose to be part of a family. Para ver el vídeo hacer click aquí URL: …read more
The prefectof the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has said the pastoral visit to nuns in the United States was prompted because the "religious …read more
"When we will be able to say to the Lord: 'Lord, these are my sins. They are not his or hers, they are mine… They are mine. Take them and I will be saved.' When we will be able to do this, we …read more
In the wake of a Vatican-prompted visit and report of US nuns sometimes portrayed as a contentious battle between the sisters and the Vatican, women religious involved are saying it was …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I wish to find out in the celebration of Mass …read more
Here below is the Vatican-releasedFinal Report on the Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States of America: *** Introduction At the conclusion of the …read more