Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address to the European Parliament today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends, I thank you for inviting me to address this in...read more
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address to the Council of Europe today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr Secretary General, Madame President Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to address this solemn session which brings together a significant representation of the Parliament...
Here is a statement from ArchbishopRobert Carlson of St. Louis, released Monday in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson is a white police officer who on Aug. 9 shot and killed an 18-year-old black man, Michael Brown. The details surrounding the death wer...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I am a secular Carmelite OCDS in charge of the liturgy for my community. I need clarification on praying vespers in community. When the feast of St. Teresa of Avila or St. Joh...
Quote for November 25th
'We can obtain no reward without merit, and no merit without patience.'
- St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
Aid to the Church in Need-USA, a papal agency that supports the suffering and persecuted Church around the world, has embarked on a unique initiative: a turnkey, online parish-based …read more
Here are the remarks given last week by ArchbishopIgnatius A. Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, president of the Nigerian episcopal conference, at an overnight National Prayer Pilgrimage to pray for …read more
The Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief fund has donated $2.2 million to help displaced Iraqi and Syrian Christians and other religious minorities who continue to face violent …read more
At the end of today’s general audience, Pope Francis noted that this Friday, Nov. 21, is the liturgical Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Noting the Church will …read more
-- Revelation 5:1-10 Psalm 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b Luke 19:41-44 After witnessing the heavenly liturgy which praises God as Creator of all things, John now witnesses the liturgical worship …read more