Archbishop Fisichella Says Prisoners in St. Peter's Basilica With Pope May Be Among Holy Year's Events
Prisoners may celebrate their Holy Year with the Pope in St. Peter's Basilica, says the Vatican official collaborating with the Pope for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. At a press conference held this morning at the Holy See Press Office on the Holy Year of Mercy, Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, presid...read more
Encourages Faithful to Remain Firm By Trusting God During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
Christians are not masochistic, but rather trust in God when difficulties arise. These were the words of Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. According to Vatican Radio, the Pope reflected on today's first reading in which St. Paul encourages Christians to remain firm in the faith. ...
Joss Whedon’s “Avenger” films, the second of which has just appeared, work as a sort of antidote to Tolkien and Lewis, shaping the imaginations of young people so as to receive a distinctly different message than the Christian Gospel.
C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their colleagues in the Inklings wanted to write fiction that would effectively “evangelize the imagination,” accustoming the minds, especially of young people, to the hearing of the Christian Gospel. Accordingly, Tolkien’s Gandalf is a figure of Jesus the prophet an...
On Sunday May 3rd, at Dachau, nearly 1,500 people participated in the 70th anniversary of the liberation of this German Nazi concentration camp
“Especially for young people, it is important to understand what made the Holocaust—this transgression of civilization—possible,” said the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, turning to the younger generations said, “Although you truly bear no ...
Quote for May 4th
"The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist."
- Saint Gregory the Great
“The canonization of Pope John Paul II gave a new impetus to your work, in the service of the Church and evangelization." Pope Francis made this observation when speaking to the John Paul II …read more
Support families, pursue the formation of young people and promote interreligious dialogue.This was the recipe Pope Francis gave to the bishops of Benin this morning who are in Rome for their …read more
Catholic charity organization, Caritas Nepal, continues to work round the clock in the wake of Saturday's devastating earthquake. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked the Asian country. The …read more
Pope Francis is expected to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima (Portugal) in 2017 on the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to a press release by …read more
This morning, Pope Francis met with Queen Silvia of Sweden,the wife of King Carl XVI Gustaf, in the Vatican. Queen Silvia, was accompanied by her youngest daughter, Princess Madeleine of …read more
Pope Francis has named Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City, 64, as Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Michael Sheehan, 75, from pastoral …read more
The Church in Sicily is called to bear witness to mercy, especially in the upcoming Jubilee Year. This was the message given by Pope Francis to participants of the VI Regional Meeting of the …read more
In the ways of faith, hope and charity, Saint John Paul II continues to accompany us. This was the statement madeCardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz this morning at the Mass in St. Peter's Basilica …read more