"It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible"
Pope Francis intends the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy to be an encounter with God the Father, "whose tenderness is almost tangible," a Father who "welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed." Thus, for the Jubilee Year, the Pope has expanded faculties to forgive abortion and also given priests...
During Mass at Santa Marta, Says Stop Chattering, Start Comforting
Christians are to comfort each other through good works and kind words and not with useless chatter. In his first public daily Mass at his residence since his summer break, Francis called on Catholics to realize our God lives and will come to find us, and therefore,to live accordingly, reported Vatican Radio. ...
"Pope Francis and the People" Airs Friday on ABC
Monday in Rome, Pope Francis taped his contribution for a television program that will be broadcast on the American ABC TV network on Friday evening. It was a series of three satellite television links with three different localities in the United States that the Pope will notbe visiting on his trip here later thi...
Francis Celebrates Liturgy of the Word in St. Peter's Basilica
Pope Francis marked the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, leadinga celebration this evening in St. Peter's Basilica. The eventfor the prayer day, which will nowbe held on September 1every year, included areading from the canticle of the Book of Daniel, where creation is called on to praise...
Quote for August 31st
'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?'
-Saint Gerard Majella
Francis Says Christ Is Not 'Accessory Element,' But Our 'Indispensable Nourishment'
'Who is Jesus to you?' This is the question Pope Francis called on the faithful to ask themselves during his weekly Angelus address today at noon inSt. Peter's Square. The Holy Father …read more
Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ address before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer today at noon to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square: *** Before the Angelus Dear …read more
Many of Jesus’disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock …read more
Group Attempts to Use Photo-Op to Influence Sovereignty Dispute Between Argentina and Great Britain
The Holy See has commented on a disputed photo of Pope Francis holding a sign calling for dialogue between Argentina and Great Britain over the Falkland Islands. During the General Audience …read more
Little Sisters of the Poor Await Decision From Supreme Court
Today, the Tenth Circuit Courtissued an ordertemporarily safeguardingthe Little Sisters of the Poorand other ministries from being forced to violate their faith by complying with the Health …read more
Archbishop Luis A. Castro Quiroga Says Representatives Must First Be Approved by Both Parties
The president of the Colombian Bishops Conference confirmed that Pope Francis has proposed to send an Observer of the Holy See in the peace negotiations between the Colombian government and …read more
Roman Rite Jos 24, 1-2.15-17.18; Ps 34; Eph 5.21 to 32; Jn 6.60 to 69 Ambrosian Rite 2 Mac 7, 1-2.20-41; Ps 16; 2 Cor 4.7 to 14; Mt 10.28 to 42 Sunday before the martyrdom of St. John the …read more
Catholics and Muslims Working Together
This report is contributed byDaniel Konstantinovicof Aid to the Church in Need. -- The Ebola epidemic may be largely contained, but the suffering it caused continues. Such is the case in one …read more