ZENIT publishes below the first English translation of Pope Francis’ interview with Ferruccio de Bortoli that appeared today in Corriere della Sera. The text has been published by kind permission of the newspaper's director. *** "In an Interview with Corriere della Sera, Bergoglio Talks About His Revolutionary...read more
By Anna Artymiak Together with the Pope’s brother Georg Ratzinger, Monsignor GeorgGänsweinand the four Memores Domini, Monsignor Alfred Xuereb was one of the few to know for some time of Benedict XVI’s intention to renounce the Petrine ministry. The priest served under the pontificate of John Paul II, and the...
“Have you heard? Father Longenecker advocates having seances and communicating with the dead!” So it might be assumed from the title of this article: “Communicating with C.S.Lewis.” Am I really huddled over a Ouija board in a dark room muttering incantations to summon up the famous Oxford scholar? No. This artic...
The Pew Research Center released today results on surveys about Pope Francis. Among the findings, the survey shows that a large majority of American Catholics feel favorably about the Pope and that many of them (71%) think he represents a "major change in direction" for the Church. The study considers attitudes a...
Quote for March 6th
[Tenderness and mercy] are the heart of the Gospel. Otherwise, one doesn’t understand Jesus Christ, or the tenderness of the Father who sends Him to listen to us, to cure us, to save us.
- Pope Francis, interview with Il Corriere della Sera
March 5, 2014
It has been long thought that there were just two sexes. After all,Genesisproclaimed that God created them “male” and “female”. All cultures throughout history have seen fit to distinguish …read more
Last week Evangelical Anglican Bishop Tony Palmer spoke to a gathering of Pentecostal Christian leaders in America and showed them a personal video greeting from Pope Francis. Bishop Palmer …read more
“Christians that are not consistent are giving scandal.” These were the words of Pope Francis during his homily at Mass today at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy Father also administered the …read more
Cardinal Vincent Nichols was one of 19 new cardinals appointed by Pope Francis last week. The Archbishop of Westminster, who is also president of the bishops’ conference of England and Wales, …read more
Pope Francis will visit the Holy Land from May 24-26 of this year, on the occasion of the 50thanniversary of Pope Paul VI’s historic visit. The visit will take place in a complicated …read more
Paradoxically, to be “inn” one must go out. I learned that from Pope Francis’ General Audience this week. The Holy Father, continuing his teachings on the sacraments, spoke about Anointing of …read more
A “common pact” of religions and diplomacy to eradicateviolence and build peace in the world was the appeal launched last week at an international congress “Religions and Violence.” The …read more
The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has made public the calendar of celebrations that are due to be presided over by the Holy Father Francis in March and April 2014: …read more