Francis Tells Poor That Respecting the 'Sacred 3 L's' of Land, Lodging and Labor Is Not Philanthropy, But Moral Duty
"The social and environmental debt owed to the poor of cities can be paid by respecting their sacred right of the 'three L's': Land, Lodging, Labour," the Pope said today, stressing,"This is not philanthropy; it is a moral duty upon all of us." The Pope made this strong statement this morning when speaking to t...
Encourages Them to Follow Example of Their Martyr-Patron in Giving Testimony of Holiness
Pope Francis this evening told catechists and teachers in Uganda that they are engaged in a “holy work,” crucial for bringing the Good News to every village of the country. The Holy Father was welcomed to Munyonyo, site of the martyrdom of some of the Uganda Martyrs, with dancing and drums. The national coord...
Says Martyrs Are Reminder That All Must Seek Justice, Common Good
Pope Francis began his trip to Uganda this evening by encouraging leaders of the country to protect and help one another as members of one human family, regardless of different beliefs and convictions. The Holy Father arrived in Uganda around 5 pm local time, just after concluding the Kenya leg of his three-coun...
"Your presence here at Munyonyo is of great significance to us Ugandans! It was here at Munyonyo that King Mwanga made the fateful decision to begin putting Christians to death"
Here is the prepared text of the address given this evening by ArchbishopCyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, to welcome Pope Francis to Munyonyo, Uganda, where he is meeting with catechists and teachers. * * * Your Holiness, Distinguished guests and friends. What a beautiful day the Lord has made for ...
Quote for November 27
'Act, and God will act.'
-Joan of Arc
Roman Rite Dn 7, 13-14; Ps 93; Rev 1, 5-8; Jn 18, 33b-37 Ambrosian Rite Is 19.18 to 24; Ps 86; F 3.8 to 13; Mk 1, 1-8? The children of the Kingdom A King crowned with thorns, a witness …read more
Petro Poroshenko Visits Francis in the Vatican
The president of Ukraine today visited PopeFrancis in the Vatican, and the two discussed the hopes that "political solutions" would be found for the conflict in the country. Petro Poroshenko …read more
Pope Urges German Bishops to Guard Against Resigning Themselves to Problems Discusses Refugees, Vocation Crisis, 'Disappearence' of Confession, Empty Churches and More in Ad Limina Address We …read more
At Casa Santa Marta, Says There Can Be No Justification for This Piecemeal War
Just as Jesus wept over Jerusalem, today too he is weeping over the world, because we have chosen the way of war, and have not understood peace. This was the message Pope Francis gave this …read more
Is it that some people simply cannot tolerate Christian beliefs being held by anyone, spoken by anyone, influencing anyone?
Explaining the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage is an action that now risks being categorized as against anti-discrimination legislation. This is the experience of Hobart’s Archbishop …read more
Missionary Considers Francis’ Safety and the Message of the Holy Door
Pope Francis will open the first Holy Door of the Jubilee of Mercy in Bangui on Nov. 29, during his pastoral visit to the Central African Republic. Anticipating by some 10 days the jubilee’s …read more
In address to Health Care Council, Notes John Paul II's Reflection on 'Positive Requirements' of Commandments
The closeness to one another taught by the Gospel parable of the Good Samaritan overcomes the divisions of nationality, social class or religion. Pope Francis said this this morning when he …read more
To increase awareness of the need to develop “the transcendent dimension of the human being, the basis for the true dignity of persons in their condition as children of God"
On Saturday, November 14, the Sixth World Conference on Metaphysics concluded. Held at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, it was organized on this occasion by the Fondazione Idente di …read more