During Pope Francis' Saturday visit to Caserta, he met with diocesan priests in the Palatine Chapel of the Palace of Caserta around 4 p.m. Below is a translation of the text of the Holy Father’s dialogue with the priests. * * * Monsignor D’Alise, Bishop of Caserta: Your Holiness, I haven’t prepared anything i...read more
Here is a letter sent last week by the bishops of Texas to US RepresentativeMichael McCaulregarding the situation of refugee children at the US-Mexico border. * * * Dear Representative McCaul, As the bishops of the Catholic Dioceses of Texas, we strongly urge you--and your fellow policymakers at both the st...
Here is the latest column from Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, reprinted from the Denver Catholic Register. * * * “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians,” Patriarch Louis Sako said after the July 19 noon deadline passed. Mosul has been a city with a Christian presence ...
Heartbeat International, a pregnancy resource center, announced that two million people have now reached out to its 24-hour hotline Option Line, designed for those seeking abortion alternatives and pregnancy resources, since its inception in 2003. With more than 100,000 hours of non-stop operation, Option Line u...
Quote for July 30th
"Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts."
St. John Chrysostom
-- 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 Psalm 126:1bc-2ab,2cd-3,4-5,6 Matthew 20:20-28 Saint James was the son of Zebedee and Salome and the brother of John the Apostle. He was a fisherman and, as he was in …read more
Pope Francis has met with the young Sudanese who was imprisoned and sentenced to death for marrying a Christian. The Holy Father met with Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 27, at 1 p.m. in Casa …read more
The current predicament between the Palestinians and Israel was exasperated during the nine months of negotiations that were proposed by the U.S. administration. During this period of …read more
On the occasion of the Argentine shrine’s anniversary, Pope Francis has thanked the faithful of Buenos Aires for their devotion to the place of worship which is particularly dear to him. The …read more
Meriam Ibrahim and her family arrived aboard an Italian government plane at Rome’s Ciampino airport at around 9 o’clock this morning. She was accompanied from Khartoum by Italy’s deputy …read more