Reflecting on his five-day apostolic visit to South Korea that concluded Monday, Pope Francis affirmed that Christ never diminishes or cancels something 'good,' like culture, he only enriches them, and brings them to their full potential. Speaking to the thousands gathered for this morning’s weekly Audience in Pa...read more
Pope Francis has called the parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by the Islamic State (ISIS). In an email to ZENIT, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Holy Father telephoned John and Diane Foley. Although no details were given as to what was said in the conversati...
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City announced Thursday that the consecratedHost at the center of a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court has been returned. The archbishop leveled a suit against the head of the satanic group, which has scheduled a black mass in the city for Sept. 21. The ...
The Vatican announced that this morning Pope Francis met with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, who on Wednesday returned to Rome after a mission in Iraq as the Pontiff's personal envoy. Cardinal Filoni had spent more than a week in the war-torn nation with a...
Quote for August 21st
'We no sooner begin a work for the honor and glory of God, than the world at once becomes uneasy, or the devil throws obstacles in the way.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
How to reconcile ethical principles with the exigencies of running a business has long been a cause for debate. A new book looks at this from the perspective of the social teaching of the …read more
During his apostolic voyage to South Korea, the Holy Father has not lost his ability to surprise. Yesterday, the 77-year-old Pontiff not only opted to take a high-speed train from Seoul to …read more
During his apostolic visit to South Korea, Pope Francis has made a solemn visit to a garden memorial to pray for aborted babies. The Pope prayed in silence in front of the symbolic cemetery …read more
Pope Francis has called on laity to use their unique talents to advance the Church, and has reinforced how preserving the family unit is crucial. Addressing South Korean laity at 6:30 p.m., …read more
A year of celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Saint Don Bosco began Saturday. The bicentennial of the founder of the Salesian Congregation will take place Aug. 16th, …read more
Pope Francis has urged religious to share their joy with the world and to never be like hypocrites, living like the wealthy. Speaking to members of South Korea's religious communities on …read more
About 5.45pm Saturday, the Holy Father met members of Korea's religious communities at the auditorium of the "School of Love" in Kkottongnae, where normally there are classes of spirituality. …read more
Below is the discourse Pope Francis gave to laity at 6:30 p.m., local time, at the Spiritual Center inKkottongnae, South Korea. In recognition of the fundamental importance of the role of the …read more